Google, Apple, Amazon and Uber hit lobbying records last quarter

Here’s what Apple spent a record $2.2 million lobbying for:

  • General patent reform,
  • General copyright issues
  • Issues related to music licensing
  • General education technology funding
  • Issues related to digital textbooks
  • Issues related to student privacy
  • Accessibility
  • Issues related to the distribution of video programming
  • Issues related to spectrum allocations
  • Green technology
  • Energy efficiency standards
  • Climate change
  • Standards and technical barriers to trade
  • Market access, including tariffs and non-tariff barriers
  • Issues related to customs and border protection
  • Export control regulations
  • General consumer privacy issues
  • Battery transportation & safety issues
  • Issues related to consumer fraud
  • Issues related to implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Issues related to government requests for data
  • Issues related to mobile devices and health
  • Issues related to the regulation of mobile medical applications
  • Issues related to privacy and health data
  • Issues related to diversity in the workplace
  • Issues related to competition for online digital services
  • Issues related to competition in the mobile technology industry
  • Issues related to workforce training
  • Issues related to the development of autonomous vehicle technologies
  • Issues related to immigration, including high-skilled immigration

Note the issue buried second-to-last.

Thanks to Axios for the tip.

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