Technology & IP

May 21st, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Billboard Music Awards 2016 show airs from Las Vegas on ABC on Sunday night, May 22. This is an annual celebration of the biggest and hottest acts in music. It’s also, indirectly, a celebration of intellectual property (IP) rights, protections and enforcement. After all, without a strong IP system, then […]

May 13th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The economy took a step back in the first quarter of this year. The details were examined in a recent SBE Council analysis, including real GDP growth of only 0.5 percent, and significant declines in private investment and exports. Indeed, the only major area on the investment front that showed growth was […]

April 26th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- For geeky fans of the summer blockbuster, the season gets started on May 6 with the release of Captain America: Civil War, followed by an assortment of highly anticipated movies like X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, Independence Day: Resurgence on June 24, Star Trek Beyond on July 22, Suicide Squad on […]

April 26th, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – On World Intellectual Property Day, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published the second edition of their popular booklet focused on the central role that intellectual property (IP) plays in terms of entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, investment and economic growth. The book, “Unleashing Small Business Through […]

April 19th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- More government regulation and dictates work against private-sector investment and innovation. After all, raise the costs and/or limit the returns on investment and innovation, and it’s inevitable that one will get less investment and innovation than what otherwise would have occurred. In turn, this means increased costs and fewer choices for […]

March 23rd, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Just over a year ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to regulate the Internet like an old-style telephone monopoly/utility. Specifically, the FCC decided to reclassify broadband Internet services as a regulated service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The decision is being challenged in court, with the U.S. Court […]

February 24th, 2016 by

Report: Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the heart of “Hollywood” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released a report today titled “And the Oscar Goes To … Small Business.” With the 88th Academy Awards being celebrated on Sunday, February 28, SBE Council shows that Hollywood is overwhelmingly […]

February 15th, 2016 by

Entrepreneurs and Innovation Benefit Worldwide by Raymond J. Keating- Productive, private-sector investment, which drives innovation and economist growth forward, just doesn’t happen. There has to be a sound economic, policy, and legal foundation upon which investment can be built. A key part of that foundation is the establishment, protection and enforcement of property rights, including […]

February 12th, 2016 by

The 1996 Act, with competition and reduced regulation at its core, seems be totally lost on the current FCC by Raymond J. Keating- February 8 marked the twentieth anniversary of President Bill Clinton signing the Telecommunications Act of 1996 into law after it was passed by a Republican-controlled Congress, but with large bipartisan majorities. In […]

January 22nd, 2016 by

Internet access taxes would be detrimental to entrepreneurs as innovators, and to small businesses that will get hit with new government fees that work against Internet access and affordability. by Raymond J. Keating- Let’s make two obvious points at the outset. First, the Internet has been a boon for American entrepreneurs and small businesses. Entrepreneurial […]

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