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June 04, 2021
CCIA, NetChoice File Motion To Block Unconstitutional Florida Content Moderation Law

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has co-filed a motion for preliminary injunction with NetChoice, asking a Tallahassee federal district court to block an unconstitutional state law from taking effect next month. The motion follows the two plaintiffs’ lawsuit last week, which challenged the measure. The Florida law infringes on rights of freedom…

September 13, 2021
CCIA Whitepaper Identifies National Security Risks Posed By House Bills Targeting U.S. Tech Compa...

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a white paper on the national security implications of several House-passed bills aimed at a handful of U.S. tech companies as they compete with foreign companies. These bills were introduced in June 2021 and were marked up without legislative hearings or input from stakeholders, particularly…

September 09, 2021
Texas Governor Signs Unconstitutional Social Media Law Making It Easier To Sue Companies For Prot...

Washington — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an unconstitutional bill that seeks to punish social media companies for following policies that protect internet users from dangerous content online. The legislation, which undermines First Amendment rights, would encourage lawsuits when content from anyone from those engaged in online scams to nefarious foreign actors is removed.…

September 05, 2021
CCIA Sponsors an Award at the CRESSE conference

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association presented an award to a young researcher at the CRESSE 2021 Conference that took place in Crete Sept. 3-5. CRESSE & CPI announced the award went to Michelangelo Rossi, Digital Economist and Assistant Professor at Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris. Rossi received the award for the…

September 02, 2021
CCIA’s Response To European Commission Consultation On Upcoming Data Act

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed comments on the upcoming EU Data Act ahead of the Friday consultation deadline. The European Commission asked for comments on the new rules to govern how companies should be able to access, process, and share data with other companies and governments. CCIA shares the…

August 30, 2021
Texas Legislators Approve Bill Making It Easier To Sue Companies For Policies Protecting Users On...

Washington — In a special session today, the Texas House passed a bill that would require companies to follow new guidance for enforcing content moderation policies.  Passage of the law comes after a federal judge ruled in favor of CCIA’s challenge to a similar Florida law, blocking it temporarily and noting the Florida law likely…

CCIA Files Brief Asking Court To Uphold Law On What Is Uncopyrightable

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed an amicus brief today in the Federal Circuit supporting World Programming Limited (WPL) in a software copyright case brought by SAS Institute. WPL offers software that runs programs written by users in the SAS Language, ensuring that users are not locked into the SAS platform.…

August 24, 2021
Antitrust Brainstorm

The Antitrust Brainstorming Board is a brand new project launched by CPI, in collaboration with the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), aimed at capturing a wide range of expert opinions on the need — or lack thereof — for antitrust enforcement reforms in the U.S. We interviewed leading antitrust academics across the country and…

August 10, 2021
CCIA Requests Hearing on Senate Antitrust Venue Bill Ahead of Markup

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter today asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on S. 1787, State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. Antitrust litigation often involves multiple states which, absent the possibility to centralize under one venue, would risk having balkanized antitrust judgments with multiple and…

July 29, 2021
CCIA Applauds Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Washington — The White House announced that the bipartisan group of Senators working on an infrastructure package had reached an agreement Wednesday. The bipartisan infrastructure package includes $65 billion to expand broadband access to Americans. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has supported increasing funding for the deployment of reliable broadband to decrease the digital…