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.

Latest ACTA Draft An Improvement, But Does Not Fix Disharmony In International Laws On Copyright Limitations And Exceptions: CCIA

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution today that shows the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement may face an uphill battle getting approval in Europe. Written Declaration 12 denounces the secrecy of the international agreement that aims to increase intellectual property enforcement and also warns that the proposed agreement could harm fundamental freedoms and the ecosystem of the Internet.…

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FTC – Intel Settlement: Will It Stop Anticompetitive Practices? The Devil Will be in the Details

Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Intel that attempts to halt the company’s anticompetitive behavior and at least partially reverse its effects. CCIA echoes the comments of Chairman Jon Leibowitz of the FTC who stated that the “sum total of all of [Intel’s] anticompetitive conduct…bolstered Intel’s monopoly and harmed consumers by…

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CCIA Supports Resolution Against Internet Tax Collection

The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., for introducing H. Res. 1570, a resolution with co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle that would stop any new burdensome or unfair tax collecting requirements on small online businesses.  Rep. Hodes is a leader who understands how important the continuing development of e-commerce…

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EU Announces Full Investigation Into IBM’s Anticompetitive Conduct

Today, the European Commission announced that it was opening a full investigation into IBM’s behavior in the mainframe computer market.  This follows many months during which a variety of companies and knowledgeable organizations have been providing evidence of IBM’s misconduct to the European Competition Directorate and during which the professional staff of the EU have…

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