Press Statements

NetChoice Celebrates Inclusion of the CLOUD Act in the Omnibus Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. – Today, NetChoice applauded the news that the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act would be included in the spending omnibus bill. “The CLOUD Act is a commonsense bill that will improve civil justice in foreign countries while helping law enforcement to solve crimes and save lives,” said Carl Szabo, Vice […]

NetChoice Welcomes Milestone in War Against Sex Trafficking; Eliminating Need for Further Section 230 Reform

Washington D.C. – Today, NetChoice congratulated House and Senate members for their work on the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). The bill has been made stronger since its introduction, although caution is warranted as the courts now assess the meaning of the congressional handiwork. “We are pleased with the […]

NetChoice Welcomes RTPA-Free Omnibus

Washington D.C. – Today, NetChoice welcomes news that the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA) will not be included in the spending omnibus, allowing Congress to come up with a real solution to collect sales tax from online sales. “RTPA never deserved a seat on the omnibus, since it was ridiculously hard for America’s small businesses […]

NetChoice Calls on Senate to Pass Wyden’s FOSTA Amendments

Washington, D.C. – Today, NetChoice called on the Senate to pass amendments introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden to the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). His amendments would safeguard the Good Samaritan component of Section 230 and would allocate extra funding toward the fight against sex trafficking. “These amendments are […]

NetChoice Welcomes Poll Showing Public Opposes New Internet Sales Tax Burdens

Washington D.C. – Today, NetChoice welcomed results from an opinion poll commissioned by the National Taxpayers Union showing that 65% of likely voters are opposed to rules that allow states to burden out-of-state businesses with in-state sales tax collection. “This poll backs up what we have already found in our own research, that the public […]

NetChoice Urges Quick Fix to Senate Sex Trafficking Bill’s Unconstitutional Provision and Technical Flaws

Washington D.C. – Today, NetChoice welcomed the Senate’s efforts to address the problems of sex trafficking via the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) but called for more work to address technical faults with the legislation. “Sex trafficking victims deserve a law that stands up to constitutional scrutiny and provides […]

Trump Administration is Mistaken on Online Sales Tax

Washington D.C. – Yesterday, NetChoice ­­­­responded to an amicus brief from Trump’s Administration backing a reversal of Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992), an important US Supreme Court precedent protecting out-of-state retailers from being forced to collect in-state sales tax. “In their brief, the Trump administration feeds into an anti-tech narrative by […]

NetChoice Voices Support for FOSTA — With Pause

[UPDATED 3/7/18] Washington D.C. – Today, NetChoice voiced its renewed support for legislation to combat sex trafficking on the internet, and welcomed attempts by the House of Representatives for taking action to address this urgent national priority. With the House action today, it remains to be seen how courts will interpret both the sex trafficking […]

NetChoice Welcomes Turo’s Countersuing of the city of San Francisco

Washington, D.C. – Today, NetChoice welcomes the news that Turo, an online platform enabling people to share their personal cars with others, has countersued the city of San Francisco over attempts to treat and tax the startup as if it were a car rental company. “This is yet another example of an entrenched cartel boxing-out […]

NetChoice Concerned by Last-Minute FOSTA Amendment Reports

Washington D.C. – NetChoice is concerned by reports of plans to amend the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA) to adopt problematic and controversial provisions of the Senate bill, “Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act” (SESTA). “While we hope that SIREN retains the core provisions of FOSTA and its language on […]

Carl Szabo: US Federal Court in Boston Shows Section 230 is No Bar to Discovery

The US Federal Court in Boston just gave us a ruling that shows Section 230 is not a bar to discovery for the refiled Jane Doe v Backpage.  The decision is attached. Here’s NetChoice’s statement which can be attributed to Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel, NetChoice: “This ruling by the federal court in Boston […]

US SCOTUS Grants Cert in South Dakota v Wayfair

“The nation’s highest court just confirmed what we have always said: states cannot impose their tax collection burdens on businesses who don’t have a physical presence in the state.  Today’s decision is a victory for small businesses across the country.  No longer having to worry about increased tax burdens, our nation’s entrepreneurs can stay focused on […]