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Internet trade associations and lobbying groups are also just starting to pop up: while stalwarts like the Electronic Frontier Foundation have been fighting for digital rights for years, new players are only just starting to treat government influence as necessary overhead: the Internet Association, a joint effort from Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others, was formed this July. It still hasn't hired a single lobbyist.

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