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Technology & IP

December 2nd, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Stealing intellectual property (IP) via counterfeiting is massive and global problem. It’s also an act of theft that consumers and small businesses need to guard against during the Christmas holiday shopping season. On November 23, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border […]

November 28th, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- In June, a study titled The Economic Impact of Software was published by the BSA/The Software Alliance. The report made clear the importance of the software industry to jobs, income and the U.S. economy. In turn, it’s critical to understand the role that small business plays in the industry. Among […]

November 19th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Free trade is important for U.S. economic growth, and for American small businesses and their employees. As noted in the recent SBE Council report titled “The Perils of Protectionism: Lost Opportunities for Small Businesses and the U.S. Economy,” from 2000 to 2015, the growth in real U.S. exports equaled 22.5 percent […]

November 12th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Free trade is important for U.S. economic growth, and for American small businesses and their employees. As noted in the recent SBE Council report titled “The Perils of Protectionism: Lost Opportunities for Small Businesses and the U.S. Economy,” from 2000 to 2015, the growth in real U.S. exports equaled 22.5 percent […]

November 3rd, 2016 by

by Raymond Keating-  On October 22, a deal was announced that AT&T would acquire Time Warner. As is the case seemingly whenever two large companies reach such an agreement, a knee-jerk backlash comes from Leftists and populists who oppose pretty much anything large businesses do. Real world business and economics, however, tell a very different […]

October 27th, 2016 by

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September 29th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating Four years ago, the U.S. Commerce Department released one of the most comprehensive studies evaluating the contribution of intellectual property to the U.S. economy. On September 26, that study was updated. At the open of the report, the authors correctly sum up why intellectual property matters to each individual: “Innovation and […]

September 28th, 2016 by

By Karen Kerrigan- UPDATE:  The FCC pulled the set-top-box vote from the September 29  agenda.  NOW they need to make the plan public so entrepreneurs, small businesses and impacted stakeholders can provide comment on it.  Small businesses, and all Americans deserve a transparent and responsive regulatory process.  The public should be allowed to provide input […]

September 9th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Government has an unrelenting knack for making bad situations worse. This happens when elected officials or regulators impose assorted policies with significant costs and consequences, and then go on to expand the scope, reach and control of those measures, thereby further ramping up costs and other negative consequences. This phenomenon has […]

August 18th, 2016 by

by Raymond Keating- The preferred means for online intellectual property (IP) theft of television shows and movies has shifted dramatically toward streaming. A new study from Muso makes clear the move from peer-to-peer downloads to illegal streaming. As Variety.com reported, “In 2015, out of a total 78.5 billion visits worldwide to film and TV piracy sites visits, […]

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