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Podcast: California Technology Council - The Impact of Internet Regulation on Investment Part 2

Fifth Era was recently interviewed regarding the 2016 Report - The Impact of Internet Regulation on Investment.  

This is part 2 of the podcast

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Podcast: California Technology Council - The Impact of Internet Regulation on Investment Part 1

Fifth Era was recently interviewed regarding the 2016 Report - The Impact of Internet Regulation on Investment.  

This is part 1 of that podcast

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Press: Born Free: Will Regulation Ruin the Internet?

The Wall Street Journal and AT Kearney the global management consulting firm are exploring the future of America as it approaches it's 250th anniversary.  Fifth Era has contributed to the dialog.

The Internet has so profoundly changed the world, few of us could imagine living without it. Fewer still would want to. Clearly, the Internet’s myriad benefits dwarf its inevitable drawbacks. Will the Internet continue to be an engine of global progress? Or will burdensome new regulations dampen its future? As we choose our path toward America@250, leaders in the U.S. and abroad would be wise to draw some key lessons from the Internet’s remarkable rise.

Read at ATKearney.com

Report: 2014 - The Impact of Internet Regulation on Early Stage Investment

Report: 2014 - The Impact of Internet Regulation on Early Stage Investment

In 2014, we surveyed 330 investors in eight countries around the world (Australia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, the UK and the US) in order to assess the degree to which the future legal environment might impact their behavior concerning investing in Digital Content Intermediaries (DCIs).

Authors: Matthew C. Le Merle, Evan Engstrom and Tallulah J. Le Merle

Report: 2011 - The Impact of Internet Privacy Regulations on Early-Stage Investment

Authors: Matthew Le Merle, Raju Sharma, Tashfeen Ahmed, and Chris Pencavel

As we move into a new era of Internet growth fueled by new and emerging technologies, it will be increasingly important to understand the effect that regulatory changes might have on the Internet’s growth. One area currently being debated is online privacy, and regulators are evaluating several potential changes to current law that would have a large impact not only on the content providers but also on the online user experience. Our study captures these dimensions by understanding how these regulatory changes might affect early-stage investment.

This report was financed by Google Inc.

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Report: 2011 - The Impact of Internet Copyright Regulations on Early-Stage Investment

Authors: Matthew Le Merle, Raju Sharma, Tashfeen Ahmed, Chris Pencavel

The authors undertook this empirical, quantitative study to understand better how potential changes to copyright regulations might affect angel and venture capital investment in Digital Content Intermediaries. In the course of preparing the study, we surveyed 189 U.S. accredited angel investors and interviewed 24 prominent venture capitalists.

This report was financed by Google Inc.

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