(The Hosting News) – An integral voice for the web hosting community along with other internet presences intends to educate lawmakers regarding some key web issues.
On Internet Advocacy Day, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2coalition.com) plans to hold events with key U.S. Senators including Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) agreeing to participate.
“Our goal for Internet Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is simple: we aim to educate legislators and members of the press about the Internet industry and the importance of supporting legislative and regulatory strategies that promote Internet growth and innovation. We understand the significance of collaboration and cooperation between those who understand and build the Internet and our elected leaders to find the best policy solutions,” commented the i2Coalition founder Christian Dawson in a blog post.
Internet Advocacy Day will be held February 27th and though controversial legislation including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) have been indefinitely shelved – key concerns remain.
Among those represented by the Internet Infrastructure Coalition are hosting-related companies such as Black Lotus, WiredTree, Firehost and ServInt,
The organization, meanwhile, has urged those concerned about online issues to contact members of Congress to make their voices heard.
The i2Coalition grew from the Save Hosting Coalition – another group that in 2012 urged the blocking of SOPA and PIPA. Such legislation was criticized for making hosting and service providers somewhat liable for acts of internet piracy.