The Four Horseman of The Internet Association
Four of the world’s largest Internet tycoons, along with several others are forming a group to fight certain government regulations. Although we’ve seen many large companies skate by government-related sanctions, many Internet companies are run by young professionals that not only wish to make money, but have a certain fire under their “butts” to make a permanent change in the name of technology.
The group, named “The Internet Association,” is said to go public in September. It already has four prominent members: eBay, Facebook, Google and Amazon. According to an article by Mashable, the main goal of this group is “to fight restricting regulations that impede innovation, although some lawmakers say regulations are necessary for the often-unregulated tech industry.”
With giants like these taking active stances on the rights of the technological aspect of life, it is going to be difficult for the government to start them. Ever since the Internet and all of its resources have been gaining momentum, and now, becoming one of the world’s most valuable resources, the government has been trying to keep up in the realm of the law. What has become painfully apparent is that they can’t. Instead, they struggle to make swift, and often biased, decisions in order to simply solve the many questions that come their way as a result of Internet activity.
With that in mind, The Internet Association has begun its formation in an effort to protect the value of the Internet from government intrusion. On their website, they describe their main ideals: “The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions to strengthen and protect an open, innovative and free Internet.”