ITIF Publication, Events and News Articles http://www.itif.org/all/feed en The Big Growth of Independent Content http://www.itif.org/events/big-growth-independent-content <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>The past few years have seen an increase in the number of independent creators earning recognition on the Internet. Individuals who use platforms like YouTube, Instagram, or Vine to share their points of view, showcase their artistic endeavors, and distribute digital content are creating successful online businesses and becoming digital-age celebrities. These artists have been able to share their creations with the world in large part because of public policies that have supported the vigorous growth of the Internet, the rapid rise of e-commerce, and fair protection of intellectual property. These changes have far-reaching implications for culture, commerce, and consumers, and it is important for policymakers to understand how the Internet can continue to create opportunities for new artists.</p> <p>ITIF is convening an expert panel to discuss how the evolution of digital content affects independent artists. This event will explore questions such as: What kinds of new opportunities for creators exist on the Web today? How is the digital market evolving? How has Internet policy enabled creators to share and monetize their works? As creators build international fan bases, what policy issues in foreign countries do they foresee affecting their fortunes?</p> <p>This event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules.</p> <p>Additional panelists to be announced.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6595 </div> </div> </div> Internet Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:00 +0000 akey 6595 at http://www.itif.org How Techno-Populism Is Undermining Innovation http://www.itif.org/events/how-techno-populism-impeding-healthy-tech-policy-debates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Recent policy debates on technology issues, including the fights over net neutrality and SOPA, have been dominated by heated and overblown populist rhetoric, rather than fact-based policy analysis to advance the public interest. A new report from ITIF argues that an us vs. them populism has taken over technological debates in recent years and has had a deleterious effect on policymaking. The problem is not that debates have become more open and participatory, but rather that many who choose to engage do so from a position of fear, anger, or misunderstanding. Instead, the authors argue, policymakers and advocates should embrace “tech progressivism” based on an embrace of innovation and reason.</p> <p class="p2">Please join ITIF for an event to learn more about this report. ITIF will be joined by a series of panelists to discuss what tech populism means for the policy debates and how policymakers can bring the debate back to facts and reason, instead of spin and distortion, to further innovation for all.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">The event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded.</p> <script src="//platform.twitter.com/oct.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> twttr.conversion.trackPid('l5sda', { tw_sale_amount: 0, tw_order_quantity: 0 });</script> <noscript> <img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://analytics.twitter.com/i/adsct?txn_id=l5sda&p_id=Twitter&tw_sale_amount=0&tw_order_quantity=0" /> <img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="//t.co/i/adsct?txn_id=l5sda&p_id=Twitter&tw_sale_amount=0&tw_order_quantity=0" /></noscript><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6530 </div> </div> </div> Internet Privacy Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6530 at http://www.itif.org The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them http://www.itif.org/events/innovative-state-governments-should-make-markets-not-just-fix-them <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>The conventional view of what governments should do to foster innovation is simple: get out of the way. But economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that view is as wrong as it is widespread. In countries that owe their growth to innovation, she says the state has served not as a meddler in the private sector but as a key partner—and often a more daring one, willing to take the risks that businesses won’t.</p> <p>Across the entire innovation chain, from basic research to commercialization, governments have stepped up with needed investment that the private sector has been too scared to provide. Today, however, it has become harder for governments to think big. Across the globe, policymakers have targeted public debt, arguing that cutting government spending will spur private investment. As a result, the state agencies that have been responsible for the technological revolutions of the past have seen their budgets shrink.</p> <p>Join ITIF for a panel discussion on why governments need to think big again on innovation—and how they should take the lead in creating new markets, not just fix market failures.</p> <p>The event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6533 </div> </div> </div> Science and R&D Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6533 at http://www.itif.org The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-things-exploring-next-technology-frontier <div> </div> <div> The Internet of Things presents an opportunity to address major economic and societal change. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/internet-things-exploring-next-technology-frontier#comments Data Innovation Testimony and Filings Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6589 at http://www.itif.org Tax Proposals Attempt to Bridge the “Valley of Death” for Small Research Firms http://www.itif.org/publications/tax-proposals-attempt-bridge-valley-death-small-research-firms <div> </div> <div> Two new tax proposals promise to help small, research-intensive companies attract investors even when they are still far from profitability. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/tax-proposals-attempt-bridge-valley-death-small-research-firms#comments Science and R&D Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 24 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6591 at http://www.itif.org Beyond Free Trade vs. Protectionism http://www.itif.org/publications/beyond-free-trade-vs-protectionism <div> </div> <div> How policymakers can rise above the trench warfare that has long impeded progress on trade policy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/beyond-free-trade-vs-protectionism#comments Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6584 at http://www.itif.org What Creates Jobs? Welcoming STEM Workers http://www.itif.org/publications/what-creates-jobs-welcoming-stem-workers <div> </div> <div> Welcoming high-skilled STEM workers in technology industries creates jobs in the service economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/what-creates-jobs-welcoming-stem-workers#comments Competitiveness Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6585 at http://www.itif.org Time for America to Throw in the Competitiveness Towel http://www.itif.org/publications/time-america-throw-competitiveness-towel <div> </div> <div> If Congress fails to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank it puts America at a competitive disadvantage. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/time-america-throw-competitiveness-towel#comments Competitiveness Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6586 at http://www.itif.org Roundup® a Carcinogen? Never Mind the Science… http://www.itif.org/publications/roundup-carcinogen-never-mind-science <div> </div> <div> The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has departed from scientific consensus to declare glyphosate, a “probable human carcinogen.” </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/roundup-carcinogen-never-mind-science#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6581 at http://www.itif.org Manufacturing Universities: The Next-Generation University-Industry Partnership http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/manufacturing-universities-next-generation-university-industry-partnership-0 Press Releases Manufacturing Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6575 at http://www.itif.org Lifting of Tesla Ban is a Win for Consumers, Environment http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/lifting-tesla-ban-win-consumers-environment Press Releases Energy & Climate Transportation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6576 at http://www.itif.org Sharing in the Success of the Digital Economy: A Progressive Approach to Radical Innovation http://www.itif.org/publications/sharing-success-digital-economy-progressive-approach-radical-innovation <div> </div> <div> A collection of essays making the case for the progressive power of innovation and the digital economy in enabling societies to cope with new challenges. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/sharing-success-digital-economy-progressive-approach-radical-innovation#comments Productivity Books Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6577 at http://www.itif.org Ranking the G8 Countries on Open Data http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/ranking-g8-countries-open-data Press Releases Data Innovation Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6571 at http://www.itif.org Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the Open Data Charter http://www.itif.org/publications/open-data-g8-review-progress-open-data-charter <div> </div> <div> This report assesses the current state of open data efforts in G8 countries. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/open-data-g8-review-progress-open-data-charter#comments Data Innovation Reports Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6569 at http://www.itif.org Canada’s False Patent Promise http://www.itif.org/publications/canada-s-false-patent-promise <div> </div> <div> How Canada is killing innovation in its pharmaceutical industry. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/canada-s-false-patent-promise#comments Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6572 at http://www.itif.org Commercializing Breakthroughs at the Department of Energy http://www.itif.org/events/commercializing-breakthroughs-department-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-ext-registration"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commercializing-breakthroughs-at-the-department-of-energy-tickets-16087907364 </div> </div> </div> <p>The Department of Energy invests nearly $10 billion a year towards developing cleaner, safer, and more affordable energy. Bringing job-creating technologies to market is a priority of the Department of Energy that it addresses through its network of national laboratories and partnerships with universities and industry. To further this mission, the Department of Energy has taken significant steps to increase support for transitioning breakthrough R&amp;D into transformational products and services. &nbsp;Just recently, the Department of Energy established the Office of Technology Transition, which oversees the transition of government R&amp;D to the private sector. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Please join the Center for Clean Energy Innovation to discuss these new efforts.&nbsp;Panelists will include:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Matthew Stepp</strong>, Executive Director, Center for Clean Energy Innovation </li> <li><strong>George Crabtree, </strong>Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research </li> <li><strong>Jetta Wong</strong>, Acting Director, Office of Technology Transitions, DOE</li><li><strong>Barri Gurau, </strong>Energy Initiatives Lead, Corporate Engineering and Technology, Lockheed Martin&nbsp;</li></ul><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6543 </div> </div> </div> Energy & Climate Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 akey 6543 at http://www.itif.org Reforming Regulation to Drive International Competitiveness http://www.itif.org/publications/reforming-regulation-drive-international-competitiveness <div> </div> <div> Smart regulatory reform focused on sectors that compete internationally can boost U.S. economic competitiveness while maintaining, or even increasing, social benefits. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/reforming-regulation-drive-international-competitiveness#comments Competitiveness Reports Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6564 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Argues for a Pro-Growth Digital Agenda http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-argues-pro-growth-digital-agenda <div> </div> <div> In the journal Democracy, ITIF lays out policies to guide an update to our communications laws. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-argues-pro-growth-digital-agenda#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6568 at http://www.itif.org Increase H-1B Visas as Part of the DHS Appropriations Bill http://www.itif.org/publications/increase-h-1b-visas-part-dhs-appropriations-bill <div> </div> <div> Despite funding for DHS being settled, the need for bipartisan solutions to immigration reform remains. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/increase-h-1b-visas-part-dhs-appropriations-bill#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6567 at http://www.itif.org Crypto Wars 2.0: How Should The U.S. Balance Privacy and National Security? http://www.itif.org/events/crypto-wars-20-how-should-us-balance-privacy-and-national-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, among other world leaders, have suggested that companies should not create IT products and services so secure that governments cannot gain access. FBI Director James Comey has gone so far as to criticize companies that build consumer devices designed without back doors for law enforcement, and one Justice Department official has labeled devices with strong encryption a “zone of lawlessness.” These statements reflect a deep disconnect between ongoing efforts, including within the federal government, to build ever more secure systems for data and attempts by the intelligence community and law enforcement to circumvent them. The tension also reflects a significant threat to the future economic success of the U.S. tech industry, since foreign competitors are likely to offer more secure alternatives in&nbsp;the global market.&nbsp;</p> <p>While the Crypto Wars of the 1990's may be over, there are clearly more battles ahead. Join ITIF for a panel to discuss how these proposed policies will affect consumers’ privacy and security, the implications for the U.S. tech sector, and alternative policy options that might strike a better balance the needs of law enforcement and robust security practices.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6454,6563 </div> </div> </div> Cybersecurity Privacy Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6454 at http://www.itif.org FCC Releases Open Internet Rules http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/fcc-releases-open-internet-rules Press Releases Broadband Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6555 at http://www.itif.org How Cloud is Driving Tomorrow's Digital Government http://www.itif.org/publications/how-cloud-driving-tomorrows-digital-government <div> </div> <div> Josh New spoke on how cloud computing and open data converge to deliver value and improve government services. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-cloud-driving-tomorrows-digital-government#comments Data Innovation Presentations Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6557 at http://www.itif.org How Technology is Reshaping the World Economy http://www.itif.org/events/how-technology-reshaping-world-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Please join ITIF for discussion of a thought-provoking new report,&nbsp;<em style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6666669845581px;"><a href="https://www.sc.com/en/news-and-media/news/global/2015-01-19-technology-reshaping-the-global-economy.html" target="_blank">Technology: Reshaping the Global Economy</a></em>, by Standard Chartered, which assesses the impact transformative digital technologies—including mobile, big data, robotics, 3D-printing, and artificial intelligence—will have on the development strategies of both emerging and developed economies. The report articulates the significant impacts digital technologies will have on business strategy and public policy, documenting how they will reshape developing countries’ roles in the global production system and can help developed nations avoid secular stagnation. The report clearly rejects the notion that productivity-enhancing technologies will engender mass unemployment and it forcefully makes the case that—for all nations—it is the adoption, not production, of technology that matters most. The report argues governments should therefore focus on creating conditions for effective adoption rather than try to create their own technology leaders. It concludes with policy recommendations all nations can apply to maximize the benefits of emerging technologies to their economies.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6443,6556 </div> </div> </div> Productivity Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:00:00 +0000 akey 6443 at http://www.itif.org ITIF Files Recommendations for IP Transition http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-recommendations-ip-transition <div> </div> <div> ITIF filed comments with the FCC recommending guiding principles for aspects of the IP transition. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-files-recommendations-ip-transition#comments Broadband Testimony and Filings Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6548 at http://www.itif.org Mandatory “GMO” Labeling Proposals Are Failing Despite Unprecedented Efforts and Expenditure http://www.itif.org/publications/mandatory-gmo-labeling-proposals-are-failing-despite-unprecedented-efforts-and-expendit <div> </div> <div> Support for GM labeling is weaker than advocates claim. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/mandatory-gmo-labeling-proposals-are-failing-despite-unprecedented-efforts-and-expendit#comments Life Sciences Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6551 at http://www.itif.org As Negotiators Head to Hawaii, ITIF Releases New Report on Role of Innovation in the TPP http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/negotiators-head-hawaii-itif-releases-new-report-role-innovation-tpp Press Releases Trade Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6539 at http://www.itif.org The Imperative of Protecting Life Sciences Innovation in the TPP http://www.itif.org/publications/imperative-protecting-life-sciences-innovation-tpp <div> </div> <div> To ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement creates a framework in which life sciences innovation flourishes throughout the TPP region, it needs to include 12 years of data protection for novel biologic drugs. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/imperative-protecting-life-sciences-innovation-tpp#comments Intellectual Property Life Sciences Trade Reports Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6532 at http://www.itif.org How a Knowledge Tax Credit Could Stop Decline in Corporate Training http://www.itif.org/publications/how-knowledge-tax-credit-could-stop-decline-corporate-training <div> </div> <div> Business investment in worker training has been declining since the 1990s, but a knowledge tax credit could reverse the decline. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-knowledge-tax-credit-could-stop-decline-corporate-training#comments Science and R&D Taxes Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6538 at http://www.itif.org Study of Patents Shows Importance of Fed-Funded Research http://www.itif.org/publications/study-patents-shows-importance-fed-funded-research <div> </div> <div> A new report highlights substantial patent outputs of federal agencies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/study-patents-shows-importance-fed-funded-research#comments Science and R&D Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6540 at http://www.itif.org Privacy & Innovation in the Age of the Internet of Things http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-innovation-age-internet-things <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson will present at &quot;Privacy &amp; Innovation in the Age of the Internet of Things&quot; at the Microsoft Innovation &amp; Policy Center. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/privacy-innovation-age-internet-things#comments Internet Presentations Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6542 at http://www.itif.org Solidifying a Gold Standard TPP http://www.itif.org/publications/solidifying-gold-standard-tpp <div> </div> <div> Strong intellectual property protection needs to be central to any agreement. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/solidifying-gold-standard-tpp#comments Intellectual Property Trade Blogs & Op-eds Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 +0000 akey 6549 at http://www.itif.org Daniel Castro Appointed to U.S. Commerce Department’s Data Advisory Council http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/daniel-castro-appointed-us-commerce-department-s-data-advisory-council Press Releases Data Innovation Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6526 at http://www.itif.org China’s Hundred Year Marathon with the United States http://www.itif.org/events/china-s-hundred-year-marathon-united-states <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>China is engaged in a secret one-hundred year marathon to overtake the United States in global economic and military might, with a goal to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power by 2049, argues Michael Pillsbury in a timely new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Hundred-Year-Marathon-Strategy-Superpower/dp/1627790101"><em>The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower</em></a><em>.</em> Pillsbury contends that U.S. economic, science, and trade policies have played a sometimes unwitting role in contributing to China’s ascent, and argues that the United States needs to implement a more competitive strategic response to China’s economic mercantilism “as it really is, and not as we might wish it to be.” Please join ITIF for a lively discussion regarding the current state of U.S.-China economic, trade, and national security relations and an exploration of how the U.S.-China competition can and should be structured to generate win-win outcome for both nations and the broader global economy.</p><p>Live webcast available on this page. Streaming works best in the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. For any technical questions regarding the stream please email <a href="mailto:akey@itif.org" target="_blank">akey@itif.org</a>. Another portal to view this event stream is <a href="http://www.dacast.com/viewer/videos/itif/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6445,6527 </div> </div> </div> Trade Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 akey 6445 at http://www.itif.org A Response to the Critics http://www.itif.org/publications/response-critics <div> </div> <div> In this blog post, Stephen Rose addresses critics of his report &quot;The False Claim That Inequality Rose During the Great Recession.&quot; </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/response-critics#comments Productivity Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6524 at http://www.itif.org Bringing Home the Gold: How to Ensure that the TPP is the Best Deal for the U.S. and the Global Economy http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/bringing-home-gold-how-ensure-tpp-best-deal-us-and-global-economy Press Releases Trade Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6516 at http://www.itif.org President’s Proposed Legislation Could Deliver Crippling Blow to Data Economy http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/president-s-proposed-legislation-could-deliver-crippling-blow-data-economy Press Releases Privacy Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6515 at http://www.itif.org How Open Is University Data? http://www.itif.org/publications/how-open-university-data <div> </div> <div> States should push public universities to adopt open data policies. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/how-open-university-data#comments Data Innovation Blogs & Op-eds Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6519 at http://www.itif.org Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for National Institutes of Health http://www.itif.org/events/healthy-funding-ensuring-growing-and-predictable-budget-national-institutes-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>New Location:&nbsp;1105 Longworth House Office Building&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Despite the important role federally funded biomedical research plays in supporting the U.S. biomedical industry and advancing the discovery of cures for disease, funding for the National Institutes of Health declined by 22 percent in real terms between 2003 and 2013. Join&nbsp;the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and United for Medical Research (UMR) to discuss a new report,&nbsp;<em>Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for NIH,</em>&nbsp;offering suggestions for how Congress can use current budget practices to improve the stability and size of the NIH budget.&nbsp;</p> <p>This event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6466,6525 </div> </div> </div> Health IT Science and R&D Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:00 +0000 akey 6466 at http://www.itif.org Title II: Unwarranted, Unnecessary, Unhelpful http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/title-ii-unwarranted-unnecessary-unhelpful Press Releases Broadband Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6502 at http://www.itif.org New Report Highlights Alternative Approaches to Securing Predictable NIH Funding http://www.itif.org/pressrelease/new-report-highlights-alternative-approaches-securing-predictable-nih-funding Press Releases Science and R&D Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6509 at http://www.itif.org Agricultural Biotechnology: A Reality Check http://www.itif.org/publications/agricultural-biotechnology-reality-check <div> </div> <div> Val Giddings participated in the University of Maryland extension’s 2015 Agronomy Update. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/agricultural-biotechnology-reality-check#comments Life Sciences Presentations Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6499 at http://www.itif.org Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for National Institutes of Health http://www.itif.org/publications/healthy-funding-ensuring-growing-and-predictable-budget-national-institutes-health <div> </div> <div> The National Institutes of Health needs greater resources and more funding stability. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/healthy-funding-ensuring-growing-and-predictable-budget-national-institutes-health#comments Science and R&D Reports Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6503 at http://www.itif.org Global IP Infringement’s Significant Cost to the U.S. Economy http://www.itif.org/publications/global-ip-infringement-s-significant-cost-us-economy <div> </div> <div> International infringement of U.S. intellectual property continues to take a significant toll on the U.S. economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/global-ip-infringement-s-significant-cost-us-economy#comments Intellectual Property Blogs & Op-eds Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6505 at http://www.itif.org Engineers’ View of Network Management, Specialized Services, and Net Neutrality http://www.itif.org/events/engineers-view-network-management-specialized-services-and-net-neutrality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>On the eve of the FCC vote on the legal framework of its Open Internet Order, ITIF gathers a panel of expert engineers to discuss their views on network management and net neutrality. Notably absent from the last year of net neutrality debate was a rigorous, scientific definition of terms. For example, what do we mean by a “fast lane”? Other questions will persist, regardless of the legal path the FCC chooses: What techniques or practices are involved in network management, and how should we determine if they are reasonable? Are there ways to ensure quality of service without negatively impacting other applications? What trade-offs are foreclosed by a rigid net neutrality regime? How should we approach regulation of specialized services, if at all?</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast on this page and recorded. If you have any technical questions regarding the live webcast please email <a href="mailto:akey@itif.org" target="_blank">akey@itif.org</a>. Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are the best browsers to view the webcast. Another portal to view the webcast is <a href="www.dacast.com/viewer/videos/itif/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6428,6504 </div> </div> </div> Broadband Wireless Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 akey 6428 at http://www.itif.org ITIF President Robert Atkinson Testifies on “The Uncertain Future of the Internet” http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-president-robert-atkinson-testifies-uncertain-future-internet <div> </div> <div> Rob Atkinson testifies on the follies of Title II. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/itif-president-robert-atkinson-testifies-uncertain-future-internet#comments Broadband Wireless Testimony and Filings Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6496 at http://www.itif.org Florida’s Cell Phone Tax Cut Could Help Reduce the Digital Divide http://www.itif.org/publications/florida-s-cell-phone-tax-cut-could-help-reduce-digital-divide <div> </div> <div> Florida&#039;s move to cut taxes on cellular services is a good step to help reduce the digital divide. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/florida-s-cell-phone-tax-cut-could-help-reduce-digital-divide#comments Broadband Blogs & Op-eds Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6498 at http://www.itif.org The Importance of Cross-Border Data Flows for Traditional Industries http://www.itif.org/events/importance-cross-border-data-flows-traditional-industries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>New Location:&nbsp;</strong><strong>Microsoft Innovation &amp; Policy Center, 901 K Street NW</strong></p><p>The biggest beneficiaries of the data economy are not tech companies, but the thousands of firms in other industries—including retail, banking, mining, and manufacturing—that rely on data to conduct their global operations. Unfortunately, many countries are embracing protectionist policies that restrict data across their borders. In so doing, they are hampering their own domestic companies’ ability to engage in data-driven innovation.</p> <p>This event will feature the release of an ITIF report which explores how companies in traditional industries are gaining the benefits that cross-border data flows bring and recommends a strategy to address the protectionist policies that some countries have begun introducing. The event will feature a panel discussion to explore how the United States and like-minded countries can take a lead role in establishing trade policies that promote digital free trade by allowing companies to easily share data across borders.</p> <p>This event is free, open to the public, and complies with ethics rules.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-event-related-publication"> <div class="field-label">Related Report (Publication):</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/publications/cross-border-data-flows-enable-growth-all-industries">Cross-Border Data Flows Enable Growth in All Industries</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6422,6494,6481 </div> </div> </div> Data Innovation Trade Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 akey 6422 at http://www.itif.org Cross-Border Data Flows Enable Growth in All Industries http://www.itif.org/publications/cross-border-data-flows-enable-growth-all-industries <div> </div> <div> This report explores the many ways companies benefit from the free flow of data across borders and how to reduce barriers to these important data flows. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/cross-border-data-flows-enable-growth-all-industries#comments Internet Trade Reports Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6481 at http://www.itif.org Combating Protectionism in the Cloud http://www.itif.org/publications/combating-protectionism-cloud <div> </div> <div> Many countries are introducing data protectionist policies that limit the global economy. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/combating-protectionism-cloud#comments Internet Blogs & Op-eds Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6491 at http://www.itif.org A Policymaker's Guide to the GMO Controversies http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-guide-gmo-controversies <div> </div> <div> Unfounded fears surrounding GMOs distorts policy decision making. </div> http://www.itif.org/publications/policymakers-guide-gmo-controversies#comments Life Sciences Reports Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 akey 6477 at http://www.itif.org