Advocacy

CCIA was founded in 1972 to promote open markets, open systems, and open networks in the computer and telecommunications industry. Today, the association continues to evangelize these principles across these increasingly diverse and economically important sectors of the global economy.

FTC Launches Antitrust Investigation Of Google

The announcement that the FTC is seeking additional information from Google confirms various news reports that it is initiating an antitrust investigation. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been the leading technology industry advocate for strong yet balanced competition policy since its founding nearly 40 years ago. Historic antitrust rulings against IBM and AT&T…

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AT&T Fails To Dispute Basic Math, History In Its Takeover Bid

Late last month, consumer groups, individuals, antitrust experts, state regulators and businesses told the FCC that AT&T’s proposal to takeover T-Mobile would hurt competition and wireless service quality and raise prices. AT&T responded, and today these groups had a chance to point out the holes in AT&T’s latest arguments in their FCC filings. The Computer…

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AT&T Fails To Dispute Basic Math, History In Its Takeover Bid

Late last month, consumer groups, individuals, antitrust experts, state regulators and businesses told the FCC that AT&T’s proposal to takeover T-Mobile would hurt competition and wireless service quality and raise prices. AT&T responded, and today these groups had a chance to point out the holes in AT&T’s latest arguments in their FCC filings. The Computer…

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CCIA Applauds Geolocation Legislation

Senator Wyden and Representatives Chaffetz and Goodlatte are introducing legislation Wednesday that would set some ground rules for when companies would be required to turn over both real time and previous data on a customer’s location. The bill means the government would need a warrant to get access to geolocation information for criminal investigations. The…

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Supreme Court Gold Plates Low-Quality Patents

Today the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Circuit’s protective view of low-quality patents in Microsoft v. i4i.  Despite the limited review at the Patent and Trademark Office, the Court affirmed that once granted, a patent can only be invalidated by “clear and convincing evidence,” a strong presumption of validity that is especially helpful for marginal…

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