NetChoice works to make the Internet safe for free enterprise and free expression.
Consumers know best the products and services they need.
The internet has thrived under light-touch regulation.
The internet provides consumers with an abundance of services like never before.
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NetChoice LaunchesMarch 16, 2001NetChoice begins work in Washington, D.C., supported by a coalition of online businesses facing barriers to e-commerce.
Steve DelBianco appointed to Virginia Advisory Committee
Steve DelBianco appointed to Virginia Advisory CommitteeMay 1, 2001
NetChoice President, Steve DelBianco, was appointed to the Advisory Committee of Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Technology & Science.
NetChoice Organizes Federal Task Force on E-Commerce Barriers
NetChoice Organizes Federal Task Force on E-Commerce BarriersJune 1, 2002
NetChoice helps the Federal Trade Commission organize its Task Force on barriers to e-commerce.
NetChoice Hosts Capitol Hill Conferences
NetChoice Hosts Capitol Hill ConferencesMay 1, 2003
NetChoice partners with The New Republic to host Capitol Hill conferences on threats to e-commerce
NetChoice joins U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief
NetChoice joins U.S. Supreme Court Amicus BriefMay 1, 2004
NetChoice joins amicus brief in US Supreme Court, which stuck-down Michigan’s prohibition of interstate shipments of wine
NetChoice Awarded “Private Sector Member of the Year” by the American Legislative Exchange Council
NetChoice Awarded “Private Sector Member of the Year” by the American Legislative Exchange CouncilMay 1, 2005
NetChoice Testifies Country-Wide
NetChoice Testifies Country-WideMay 1, 2006
NetChoice testifies in multiple state legislatures on bills regulating spyware, spam, and online age verification.
20th Member Joins NetChoice
20th Member Joins NetChoiceMay 1, 2007
NetChoice Publishes Law Journal Article
NetChoice Publishes Law Journal ArticleMay 1, 2008
NetChoice Publishes Law Journal Article, “ICANN Internet Governance: Is It Working?” in University of the Pacific – McGeorge Law School
NetChoice Appearance on 60 Minutes
NetChoice Appearance on 60 MinutesMay 1, 2009
NetChoice President Steve DelBianco arranges and appears in a 60 Minutes segment about barriers to competition in online real estate brokerage. Learn More
Internet Governance Forum-USA Launched in Washington DC
Internet Governance Forum-USA Launched in Washington DCJune 1, 2009
NetChoice and a handful of other leaders launch the Internet Governance Forum-USA in Washington DC
NetChoice Sues Maine
NetChoice Sues MaineJuly 1, 2009
NetChoice Sues the state of Maine to block its new law restricting how minors may use online services Won injunction, and Maine repealed its law in 2010.
NetChoice President Elected ICANN Vice Chair
NetChoice President Elected ICANN Vice ChairMay 1, 2010
NetChoice President, Steve DelBianco elected as first Vice Chair for Policy Coordination for ICANN’s Business Constituency, and has been re-elected 10 times since.
NetChoice Appears in Wall Street Journal
NetChoice Appears in Wall Street JournalMay 1, 2011
NetChoice was featured in Wall Street Journal full-page debate on internet sales taxes.
NetChoice Presents at NXT Conference
NetChoice Presents at NXT ConferenceJune 1, 2011
Presented at NXT conference on Venture financing and early-stage marketing for new gTLDs.
NetChoice Testifies Across Country… Again
NetChoice Testifies Across Country… AgainMay 1, 2013
NetChoice testifies in multiple states and at NCSL against new taxes on online travel booking platforms.
NetChoice Leads 30-State Campaign
NetChoice Leads 30-State CampaignMay 1, 2014
NetChoice launches and leads a 30-State campaign pushing for new laws governing access to online accounts of deceased users.
NetChoice President Testifies in 5 Congressional Hearings
NetChoice President Testifies in 5 Congressional HearingsMay 1, 2015
Steve DelBianco testifies in 5 congressional hearings on the transition of domain name coordination to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
NetChoice Sues South Dakota, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee
NetChoice Sues South Dakota, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Indiana, Ohio, and TennesseeMay 1, 2016
NetChoice files lawsuits over internet sales tax laws in South Dakota, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee designed to force out-of-state businesses collect and remit sales tax.
NetChoice Drafts Facial Recognition Guidelines
NetChoice Drafts Facial Recognition GuidelinesJune 1, 2016
NetChoice assists in drafting NTIA privacy guidelines for facial recognition technology.
NetChoice Advances Virginia Ticket transferability Laws
NetChoice Advances Virginia Ticket transferability LawsMay 1, 2017
NetChoice work in Virginia advances laws that allow Virginians to transfer event ticket if they no longer need them.
Chris Cox Testifies on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
Chris Cox Testifies on Section 230 of the Communications Decency ActJune 1, 2017
NetChoice Outside Counsel, and author of Section 230, Hon. Chris Cox testifies before House Judiciary Committee on Section 230, pushing them to understand the importance of the vital internet law.
NetChoice Files Amicus Brief in Airbnb v New York
NetChoice Files Amicus Brief in Airbnb v New YorkMay 1, 2018
NetChoice files amicus brief in Airbnb v New York, a Section 230 case that threatened the business models of short-term rental hosts.
“Protect Online Voices” Launches
“Protect Online Voices” LaunchesJune 1, 2018
NetChoice launches “Protect Online Voices,” a project aiming to preserve Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act from assaults in Congress. The law enables widespread freedom of expression and enterprise online.
30th Member Joins NetChoice
30th Member Joins NetChoiceMay 1, 2019
NetChoice Testifies in Congress
NetChoice Testifies in CongressJune 3, 2019
Carl Szabo, NetChoice Vice President and General Counsel testifies in House Judiciary Committee on antitrust in tech industry.
NetChoice Begins Fight For Data Centers
NetChoice Begins Fight For Data CentersJuly 1, 2019
NetChoice leads advocacy for state tax laws appropriate for large data centers, encouraging growth in localities around the country.
NetChoice Fights Florida Anti-Bias Law
NetChoice Fights Florida Anti-Bias LawMay 1, 2021
NetChoice leads the fight against state bias bills, leading the fight in NetChoice and CCIA v. Moody by challenging SB 7072 on multiple constitutional grounds to protect Florida consumers, small businesses and free speech.