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.

P2P Filesharing Retrial Highlights Out of Tune Damage Awards

The retrial for Jammie Thomas-Rassat begins today in Minnesota. In October 2007, she was found guilty of illegally downloading and sharing music. Thomas-Rassat was ordered to pay $222,000 to six record companies for making 24 songs available for file sharing. Last September, the judge ordered a new trial because he said his jury instructions were…

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CCIA Comments Filed To US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade Call China Censorship A Trade Barrier

The Computer & Communications Industry Association submitted its agenda suggestions for the 2009 U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting this fall. CCIA asked the JCCT to address China’s Internet censorship tactics, including the latest move to require censorship software, as a trade barrier. The following quote can be attributed to CCIA President &…

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CCIA Denounces China’s Move To Require Censorship Software

China plans to require personal computers sold there after July 1 to include software that blocks access to pornography and other “unhealthy” websites, according to various news reports. The following statement in response can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black: “This sweeping new requirement would give a regime…

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CCIA Outlines Priorities For National Broadband Plan

The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed its recommendations to the FCC today for developing a national broadband plan. The Administration’s attention to a holistic plan shows it understands that infrastructure for universal high speed Internet access is as crucial as access to electricity and telephone service were last century. “Affordable access to high-speed Internet…

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