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The Internet sales tax debate is heating up again and Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the bill currently in Congress that would force small Internet-based businesses to be prepared to collect and remit sales taxes to the 8,000 sales tax jurisdictions in the U.S..
There are forces that want to take control of the Internet away from the current successful operators. Steve Delbianco joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the debate over who should control ICANN and why small business owners should care.
Who should control the Internet: governments or the private sector and how will this affect small business? Steve DelBianco talks with Jim Blasingame about the future of Internet governance being debated around the world.
How more international control of Internet governance and less by the U.S. impact small businesses are discussed by Steve DelBianco and Jim Blasingame. Steve explains why it could be detrimental to the intellectual property of small business if thousands of new top level domain names are introduced. They also talk about what would happen if the U.N. got control of governing the Internet.
If you sell things online, are you ready to have to calculate and remit sales tax to the 7500 tax jurisdictions across the U.S.? Steve DelBianco joins Jim Blasingame to talk about what some states are doing to make this possibility become a reality.
Do you know what a cyber-squatter is? Steve DelBianco talks with Jim Blasingame about some of the problems these bad actors create and what you can do when they impact you. They also talk about -- incredibly -- the Hanna Montana craze and what it means to your ability to do business online.
Is the Internet going to be truly free to you in the future? Steve tells Jim that there are forces in the world that would like to imping on your Internet freedom and what his organization is doing about that, and how you and I can contribute to this effort to keep the Internet AS IT IS!
After all these years, the U.S. v Microsoft anti-trust case rears its ugly head again. Steve talks with Jim about why this should matter to us, and he also explains why one handy Internet feature, WhoIs, may be in danger.
Do you know why real estate commissions are still at 6%, even though consumers are doing most of the home-buying work? Steve talks with Jim about this issue and what's being done about it.
The world being flat may may be a good thing, as Thomas Freidman says, but it won't help if the government puts up protectionist walls, and Steve talks with Jim about some of the things we need to focus on to make sure our flat global economic and innovative world flourishes without walls.