CCIA Submits Comments, Testified Before USTR On Fair Use In South Africa

BY Heather Greenfield
February 28, 2020

Washington — Today the Computer & Communications Industry Association submitted a post-hearing brief to the U.S. Trade Representative for its review of South Africa’s copyright law.

Last month, CCIA’s Ali Sternburg testified before USTR expressing support for South Africa’s proposed fair use exception. A CCIA study demonstrated that fair use industries account for 16% of the U.S. economy, employ 1 in 8 workers, and contribute $2.8 trillion to GDP.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President Matt Schruers:

“It is in the U.S. economic interest for our trading partners to adopt innovation-promoting principles like fair use. Fair use has been critical for the United States’ own digital economy. Harmonizing these rules enables cross-border trade and empowers other countries’ own domestic digital economy in ways that benefit consumers.”

Related Articles

CCIA Weighs In On European Commission Request For Input On Trade Strategy

Nov 16, 2020

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the European Commission as it crafts a trade strategy for the digital age. The EC consultancy is an opportunity to accelerate the digital transformation of Europe’s trade policies. CCIA encouraged the EU “to pursue an ambitious trade agenda that includes the strengthening of the…

CCIA Details Success of U.S. Free Trade Agreements to U.S. International Trade Commission

Nov 6, 2020

Washington – The International Trade Commission is currently preparing a report on the economic impact of various U.S. free trade agreements. The Computer & Communications filed comments Friday explaining how free trade agreements have shown steady improvements in provisions to help expand digitally-enabled trade, which is the fastest growing sector in trade in services. Last…

CCIA Identifies Trade Barriers For Internet and Technology Services to USTR

Oct 29, 2020

Washington — U.S. Internet and technology services continue to face rising trade barriers in foreign markets around the world. The Computer & Communications Industry Association detailed examples of these growing digital trade barriers in response to trade officials’ annual request for comments. USTR will issue its National Trade Estimates (NTE) report Spring 2021 that identifies…