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At CFIF, we’ve unceasingly highlighted the foundational role of intellectual property (IP) rights – patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets – in what we know as “American Exceptionalism.”

No nation matches our legacy of IP protection throughout the decades and centuries.  Our Founding Fathers specifically inserted IP protections in Article I of the Constitution, even before the First Amendment or other Bill of Rights protections.

As a direct result no nation in human history remotely matches our legacy of scientific inventiveness, artistic innovation, global influence, power and prosperity.

And today, IP-centric industries account for about 40% of the total U.S. economy, and 45 million jobs – nearly 30% of the U.S. labor force.  For perspective, that U.S. IP…[more]

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CFIF Applauds Announcement of Support for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Brendan Carr Print
Monday, May 20 2019

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Today, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intention to recommend that the agency green-light the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger.  Commissioner Brendan Carr similarly announced his support for the transaction.  In response, Jeffrey Mazzella, President of the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF), issued the following statement: 

"Today's announcement constitutes a significant step forward for U.S. telecommunications policy, and CFIF applauds the wisdom and leadership demonstrated by Chairman Pai and Commissioner Carr.  We at CFIF have consistently emphasized that the transaction would immediately and enormously benefit the American economy and consumers via faster 5G transition, rural broadband acceleration, more jobs, greater private investment in telecommunications, increased market competition, broader nationwide coverage, capacity improvements, performance improvements and lower prices.  We accordingly urge the FCC and Department of Justice to complete their respective reviews and approve the merger without delay."

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