Engine Foundation conducts original research on high-tech entrepreneurial activity that informs our advocacy, outreach, and communications initiatives.
Research by Issue
This primer provides an overview of copyright issues and what they mean for startups.
A primer that provides an overview of patent issues and what they mean for startups.
In this report, and through a series of events in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2019, Engine and the Charles Koch Institute sought to unpack the nuts and bolts of content moderation. We examined what everyday content moderation looks like for Internet platforms and the legal framework that makes that moderation possible, debunked myths about content moderation, and asked attendees to put themselves in the shoes of content moderators.
A primer on the costs of Section 230 and why even the threat of lawsuits can hurt startups.
An ebook for policymakers on the laws surrounding user-generated content and intermediary liability on the Internet.
A primer on Section 230 and why intermediary liability matters to startups.
A look at the functionality & shortcomings of content detection tools.
This report explores the state of data privacy today, including the buzzwords of user privacy, state efforts to protect consumer data, and how efforts like the GDPR and CCPA impact both consumers and startups.
A primer on the California Consumer Protection Act and what it means for startups.
An ebook for policymakers on the past, present, and future of encryption technology.
How startups are harnessing Big Data to tackle social challenges.
A primer about why immigration policies can have an important impact on startups.
A primer about why supporting STEM and diversity can help provide more talent for startups.
Engine filed comments with the Department of Homeland Security on a proposed rulemaking that would change the registration requirements for H-1B visas.
A primer about online sales taxes and why they matter to startups.
A primer on current trade issues and why they matter to startups.
If the U.S. is going to “modernize” its trade agreements, we need to make sure the deals take into account the startup ecosystem that makes up so much of our 21st century economy.