CCIA Launches Disruptive Technology Project Dubbed DisCo

BY CCIA Staff
June 4, 2012

Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is launching a new project focused on vigorously promoting policies that support disruptive competition and innovation.  The Disruptive Competition Project (DisCo) will encourage robust competition, promote balanced intellectual property policy, support privacy policies that encourage transparency and choice, and aggressively champion the free flow of information worldwide.

The following statement can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black:

“CCIA was founded 40 years ago to fight for innovative startups in Silicon Valley and around the world who were being barred from markets, either by bad government policy or incumbents threatened by their new business models.  With an eye toward recent challenges, including the SOPA/PIPA battle and the current fight to keep the ITU from reining over the Internet, we feel now is the perfect to time to launch the DisCo project, which will advocate on behalf of dynamic competition and disruptive innovation.  America’s receptiveness to innovation and new entrants has fueled our dynamic growth.  It is why Silicon Valley has flourished here in ways unmatched around the globe.  With this project, we hope to bring more of the Silicon Valley ethos to deliberations in D.C. and other policy centers.”

The following can be attributed to Dan O’Connor, Senior Director of Public Policy for CCIA:

“DisCo will push back against interests that aim to curtail change and will champion those seeking to disrupt the status quo, whether they be small startups or large enterprises. We want to make sure that tech companies are always free to move fast, to challenge contemporary business models and to provide consumers with cool new products and services. We want to make sure governments and bureaucrats don’t get in their way.“

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