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.

CCIA Files Amici Brief In Reed Elsevier, Inc v. Irvin Muchnick

The Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Netcoalition filed an amici brief with the Supreme Court Wednesday asking that the Court honor the jurisdictional limits on copyright law. The brief argues that the Supreme Court must uphold the long-standing rule that courts cannot hear copyright infringement cases until the copyright is registered with the…

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CCIA Praises WTO Ruling As First Step To Information Access

The World Trade Organization has ruled that China was violating international trade rules with its restrictions on importing U.S. music, movies and books. The ruling comes after a complaint from U.S. government officials that China was unfairly blocking IP goods. Suppliers had complained for years that the import controls were part of what led to…

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Upcoming Event: A Tale of the Google Book Settlement and the Public Interest: Conclusions On The Competitive Elements

“A Tale of the Google Book Settlement and the Public Interest: Conclusions On The Competitive Elements” Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:00 – 2:00 pm The National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Video Now Available A debate is brewing over the competitive implications of Google’s book search settlement deal with book publishers and authors. Some believe the deal…

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CCIA Statement on Microsoft Yahoo Search Deal

Microsoft and Yahoo have announced a ten year Internet search deal today. The agreement means Microsoft’s Bing search engine will power the searches on Yahoo’s websites. The following statement can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black: “The fact that this deal preserves Yahoo as an independent company is…

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Fair Use, Other Exceptions To Copyright Law Provide Economic Benefits Too

In response to a study released by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) today regarding the contribution of copyright industries to the U.S. economy, the following statement can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President and CEO Ed Black: “There is no question that copyright-related industries – just like technology and Internet…

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