Senators Feinstein and Burr recently introduced legislation that would require companies to report to the government instances of terrorist activity taking place on their networks. The i2Coalition opposes this legislation. We oppose the legislation for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that the legislation provides no context for reporting. Infrastructure providers would be required to categorize, analyze and make determinations about content which they have no expertise in. In addition, the legislation provides a template for other countries to use to create laws on filtering and reporting content that may be detrimental to the open nature of the Internet.
On January 18, 2023, the i2Coalition, joined by our members cPanel, LLC, Identity Digital Inc., Texas.net, Inc. and Tucows Inc., filed an amici brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzalez v. Google LLC, pointing out Section 230’s foundational role in allowing the Internet’s infrastructure to function efficiently and effectively without the threat of crippling […]