Entries by NetChoice

Digital Commerce 360 – Crutchfield sues to block Massachusetts from collecting online sales tax

Digital Commerce 360 – Crutchfield sues to block Massachusetts from collecting online sales tax Steve DelBianco, executive director of e-commerce advocacy group NetChoice, said, “If the Virginia court finds that Crutchfield lacks physical presence in Massachusetts, all of us can re-focus on helping Congress to design appropriate national legislation to address sales tax on remote […]

Eagle Tribune – Virginia company sues Mass. over online taxes

Eagle Tribune – Virginia company sues Mass. over online taxes NetChoice — a group that represents online retailers including Overstock.com, eBay and PayPal — argues that the Baker administration doesn’t have the authority to tax businesses with no actual presence in Massachusetts. The group filed a legal challenge earlier this year blocking a similar policy […]

BNA Bloomberg – Massachusetts Online ‘Cookie’ Tax Rule Faces Legal Fight

BNA Bloomberg – Massachusetts Online ‘Cookie’ Tax Rule Faces Legal Fight Steve DelBianco, president and CEO of NetChoice, a lobbying group for e-commerce companies such as Facebook.com Inc., PayPal Inc., and eBay Inc., said the lawsuit “relies on an existing Virginia law designed to protect Virginia businesses from the reach of a tax collector from […]

Plain Text – Don’t gut Section 230: To fight sex trafficking, prosecutors should use the tools they have

Plain Text – Don’t gut Section 230: To fight sex trafficking, prosecutors should use the tools they have But as former Representative Chris Cox pointed out in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee recently, no federal prosecutions have been brought under the SAVE Act since President Obama signed it into law in 2015. READ MORE

St Louis Today – Wagner’s crusade against online sex trafficking gets push – and pushback – from powerful quarters

St Louis Today – Wagner’s crusade against online sex trafficking gets push – and pushback – from powerful quarters Cox, a lawyer who now represents NetChoice, a trade association of e-commerce businesses and online consumers, said that law enforcement authorities already have legal tools to go after the illegal sex and child-trafficking. Section 230, which […]

NextGov – Former Lawmaker Says Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Too Narrow, Could ‘Sow Chaos’

NextGov – Former Lawmaker Says Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Too Narrow, Could ‘Sow Chaos’ “We need to have a solution to this problem that is consistent across more than 4,000 federal crimes and thousands more state crimes,” former Republican California congressman Christopher Cox said Tuesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Allow States and […]

Axios – IBM breaks with Google, Facebook to support sex-trafficking bill

Axios – IBM breaks with Google, Facebook to support sex-trafficking bill Meanwhile: Advocacy group NetChoice, which represents Facebook and Google, is taking a different tack by suggesting that law enforcement simply needs to better enforce existing laws to combat sex trafficking. “The DOJ already has all the power and permission it needs to prosecute trafficking […]

Bloomberg BNA – Federal Digital Tax Bills Frozen as High Court Case Heats Up

Bloomberg BNA – Federal Digital Tax Bills Frozen as High Court Case Heats Up Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, a Washington, D.C.-based internet commerce trade association, told Bloomberg BNA that if “Congress were able to step up and stop the chaos occurring in many states” by passing the NRRA, “SST could become a vehicle […]