John Stephenson Testimony on Electronic Data Privacy Protection

On March 20, 2014 ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force Director John Stephenson was asked to testify in front of the South Carolina House Judiciary’s Constitutional Laws Subcommittee hearing on H 4791, the Electronic Data Privacy Protection Act. South Carolina is one of eight states considering cellphone digital privacy legislation. … »

New Publication on Net Metering Reform

For the sake of this exercise, imagine that you have a sizable vegetable garden in your back yard.  One year you decide to plant tomatoes and because of optimal sunshine and rain you end up having a bumper crop at harvest.  You have so many tomatoes that even after eating … »

Seattle Restricts Uber and Transportation Innovation

In a major setback for innovation in the urban transportation market, the Seattle City Council voted Monday to cap the number of cars that ride-on-demand services like Uber and Lyft may have on the road at any one time. The mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, has said he will sign … »

Keep the Web Free of New Taxes and Regulations

This appeared on March 12. 2014. Today marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. In order to be sure we have something to celebrate on the Web’s 50th birthday, it is essential we keep the Web free from new regulations. On March 12, 1989, British researcher Sir … »