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.

UK Digital Economy Bill A Strike Against Internet Freedom

Despite protests from thousands of Internet users, the British House of Commons has passed its Digital Economy Bill. Once the bill passes the House of Lords, it allows the government to block websites over copyright issues, requires ISPs to pass along peer to peer file sharing notices to Internet users from copyright holders and opens…

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CCIA Joins Broad Coalition to Recommend Updating Privacy Laws for Digital Age

Privacy laws need to be updated to accommodate the realities of fast paced technological innovation and digital progress. That’s the message of a broad coalition of consumer groups, companies, and academics who announced a new advocacy group today, called Digital Due Process. The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined with the coalition to issue recommendations…

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IBM Hit with Another Antitrust Complaint in Europe

Earlier today in Brussels, a European open source company hit IBM with another antitrust complaint. The company, TurboHercules, manufactures a product aimed at providing mainframe users with a low cost alternative for some of their most crucial applications and data. TurboHercules’ allegations closely resemble other complaints filed against IBM in the European Commission and also…

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CCIA Welcomes FCC's National Broadband Plan

The FCC releases its National Broadband Plan Tuesday. The goal, originally outlined during President Obama’s 2008 campaign is ubiquitous affordable, high speed access to an open Internet to boost investment, innovation and economic opportunity for many millions more Americans. After years of calling for a national broadband plan and watching as other nations surpass the…

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CCIA Welcomes FCC’s National Broadband Plan

The FCC releases its National Broadband Plan Tuesday. The goal, originally outlined during President Obama’s 2008 campaign is ubiquitous affordable, high speed access to an open Internet to boost investment, innovation and economic opportunity for many millions more Americans. After years of calling for a national broadband plan and watching as other nations surpass the…

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