WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Senior Fellows at The Progress & Freedom Foundation released a Tech Agenda for 2007, containing ten policy items aimed at the 110th Congress and other policymakers. The agenda is intended to guide policymakers and regulators in crafting a market-oriented approach to address current technology policy challenges.
The ten agenda items are as follows:
Renew fundamental reforms of communications regulations.
- Renew fundamental reforms of communications regulations.
- Leave network neutrality concerns to the market and antitrust.
- Leave content business models and fair use to the market.
- When addressing patents, take a first-principles approach to property and innovation.
- Enact meaningful reform of archaic media ownerships laws and regulations that hinder media marketplace experimentation.
- Pursue greater First Amendment parity among modern media providers by leveling the playing field in the direction of greater freedom for all operators / platforms.
- Subject data security and privacy proposals to careful benefit-cost analysis, including full examination of consumer benefits from services and technologies affected by these proposals.
- Promote pro-competitive, non-regulatory internet governance.
- Avoid open-ended, intrusive data retention mandates.
- Promote more efficient taxation of telecom services and Internet sales.
The entire tech agenda with complete explanations of the ten items listed and a comprehensive bibliography can be found on the PFF website. Contributing Fellows are available for comments and interviews. Please contact Amy Smorodin at email@example.com or 202-289-8928.
The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.