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 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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CCIA Files Health IT Comments With HIT Policy Committee

As the Obama administration takes steps to bring down health care costs, it has asked for public comments due today on the Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology. The Computer & Communications Industry Association shares the Administration’s view that HIT has the power to bring down health care costs and submitted comments today on how…

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CCIA Appreciates U.S. Letter Objecting To China’s ‘Green Dam’

The Computer & Communications Industry Association expressed appreciation Wednesday that two U.S. Cabinet secretaries raised the issue of Internet censorship with Chinese officials. In a joint letter submitted to Chinese officials Wednesday, US Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke asked the Chinese to revoke the order that all personal computers sold in…

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