NetChoice Testimony in support of Michigan HB 5127 and HB 5128, regarding sales tax on data center equipment

NetChoice Testimony in support of Michigan HB 5127 and HB 5128, regarding sales tax on data center equipment

NetChoice support for Michigan HB 5127 and HB 5128, regarding sales tax on data center equipment

NetChoice support for Michigan HB 5127 and HB 5128, regarding sales tax on data center equipment

NetChoice testimony in Pennsylvania Senate on taxation of data centers

NetChoice testimony in Pennsylvania Senate on taxation of data centers

Support for PA SB 320 enacting the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Support for PA SB 320 enacting the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

NetChoice Testimony for Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Antitrust Issues

NetChoice Testimony for Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Antitrust Issues

NetChoice Letter for the Record for House Energy and Commerce Hearing on Fostering a Healthier Internet to Protect Consumer

NetChoice Letter for the Record for House Energy and Commerce Hearing on Fostering a Healthier Internet to Protect Consumer

MLive - Michigan bill aims to restrict what internet companies could ban from their sites

MLive – Michigan bill aims to restrict what internet companies could ban from their sites

Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel for the trade association Net Choice, told lawmakers the legislation is rife with “constitutional infirmities” and could lead to a number of unintended consequences, including incentivizing companies to content moderation in order to avoid liability.

The Washington, D.C.-based organization, which says it represents businesses “promoting free speech and free enterprise on the net” on its website, opposes the bill.

“Because the term neutrality is so amorphous and so subject to the eye of the beholder, it’s not going to pass constitutional muster,” Szabo said of the bill. “In order to survive a First Amendment challenge, you have to be a compelling government interest, narrowly tailored and least restrictive. This bill fails all three prongs.”

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POLITICO - 'Populist mobs' vs. the Kochs: Tech probes split the GOP

POLITICO – ‘Populist mobs’ vs. the Kochs: Tech probes split the GOP

“It comes down to the question of: Do you see government as the solution to a perceived problem? Or do you believe that the market is in the best position?” said Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel of NetChoice, a right-leaning industry trade group whose members include Google and Facebook.

“It is one thing to say you believe in the free market, it’s another thing to actually do what you say,” he said.