John McCain’s technology plan was released yesterday. Since the plan is from a politician, obviously you might want to approach with skepticism, but click through for our summery. In no way does this reflect the views and/or opinions of Crunchgear, we’re just summarizing the long-ass article for you.
Encourage Investment in Innovation
- Low taxs and tax breaks for research and development
Ensure the American Workforce is Skilled and Ready to Lead the Technological Revolution
- Education in tech fields including retaining for displaced workers
- Allow for more work visa’s to insure America has the best talent
Global Marketplace and Open World Trade
- More fair trade agreements
- Vague piracy policy but does state piracy is a global epidemic
Protect Inventors Intellectual Property
- Patent system underfunded and understaffed
- Protect intellectual property around the globe *cough* China *cough*
- New way to dispute patent claims instead of with expensive litigation
Internet Free From Government Regulation
- Lightly regulated internet has produced enormous benefits – should stay that way – BUT
- John McCain does not believe in prescriptive regulation like “net-neutrality,” but rather he believes that an open marketplace with a variety of consumer choices is the best deterrent against unfair practices.
Ensure America is a Connected Nation
- Broadband for all!
That’s it folks. The original offers tons of bathroom reading and can be found here.
photo source: AP