This week, some businesses filed a constitutional challenge against Utah’s new law restricting license plate recognition technologies. The lawsuit, filed by NetChoice members DRN and Vigilant, seeks a critical precedent that would remind state legislatures that the Constitution protects innovators– just as it protects other citizens. The businesses filing this suit offer license plate […]
About Steve DelBianco
Steve DelBianco is Executive Director of NetChoice, where he works with members to set and execute the NetChoice agenda.
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Poker players say if you can’t spot the fish within your first 15 minutes at the table, you’re the fish. With that in mind, I’m tempted to ask ICANN President Fadi Chehade who’s the fish in the high-stakes game of global Internet governance we’re now playing. Read the rest of the article…
Cyber Monday 2013 was an unprecedented success for everyone involved – including state tax collectors. So why are we still arguing about new Internet tax schemes? According to most estimates, Cyber Monday sales were up nearly 20 percent from 2012, a jump made even more impressive by the otherwise plodding pace of our economic […]
Imagine if the cashiers handling your Black Friday checkouts asked to see your driver’s license so they could look up sales tax rates and rules for the town where you live, READ FULL ARTICLE…
Argentines use the word “quilombo” to describe “a real mess”, which is what I feared was awaiting us at the outset of ICANN’s meeting in Buenos Aires this week. Since then, ICANN President Fadi Chehade has done a good job cleaning-up the internal process quilombo he and the board created. Read More at CircleID
In the midst of the overseeing the biggest change in the history of the Internet’s global addressing system, ICANN President Fadi Chehade has inexplicably embarked on a high-stakes battle over the very future of his organization and its relationship to world governments — at the expense of the private sector’s historical role in Internet governance. […]
As the issue of Internet sales tax heats up in Congress, there has been much speculation about the costs that online and catalog retailers will face in integrating so-called “free” software under the Marketplace Fairness Act. The notion that free software, from providers like Avalara and others, will keep costs low for businesses is […]
Growing up I read comics about super-heroes stopping a trains before they went of the cliff. Today, Chairman Bob Goodlatte showed his own form of heroics by stopping the internet sales tax train from taking us all over the cliff. He released a set of principles which set this train on a new path…one without […]
Steve DelBianco presented the following on data mining at the Annual NCSL meeting.
SF Chronicle Op-Ed By Steve DelBianco Read Here
NetChoice engages in federal and state efforts to breakdown the barriers to e-commerce. Whether this involves dealing with taxes on the Internet and goods through the Internet, non-tech neutral privacy initiatives, or other international Internet issues, NetChoice will weigh in to protect the free operation of e-commerce.