NAFTA Renegotiation Backgrounder

On May 18th, the United States Trade Representative sent to Congress formal notice that the Trump Administration intends to enter into re-negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) with Mexico and Canada. This formally begins the renegotiation process which cannot take place until after 90 days. Trump Administration Notification to Congress “USTR will now continue…

Kelley Leading Cal Bar DC Delegation

Last year, Internet Law Center founder Bennet Kelley was part of the California Bar Intellectual Property Section’s annual delegation to Washington.  (See ILC Insights Into DC Delegation Trip).  This year, Kelley is leading the delegation whose meetings began today.  During the week, the delegation will meet with the White House Office of IP Enforcement, the Justice…

162 Tech Companies Urge Court to Block Trump Travel Ban

Over 160 tech companies, including Airbnb, Amazon, Adobe, Automattic Inc, Box, Cloudflare, Dropbox, eBay, EA Inc, Etsy, Evernote, Facebook, GitHub, Google, GoPro, HP, Imgur, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Lyft, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, Patreon, PayPal, Pinterest, Quora, Reddit, Shutterstock, Spotify, Tumblr, Wikimedia Foundation, Upwork, Yahoo, Yelp and Zinga, have filed an amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit…

The Dumbest Things Said About the Internet

Last week, long-serving Wisconsin Congressman James Sensenbrenner sought to defend his vote repealing FCC internet privacy rules, by telling constituents that they don’t have to use the internet if they don’t like it.  In doing so, the former House Judiciary Committee Chairman evoked memories of the late-Senator Ted Stevens and joined him and some others…