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 Reaction To Supreme Court Order In Rambus Case

While the Supreme Court passing over the appeal in the Federal Trade Commission’s case against Rambus is disappointing, the Computer & Communications Industry Association is expressing optimism about future antitrust enforcement in the standards setting process. The FTC had alleged that Rambus illegally attempted to monopolize memory markets by urging a standards setting body to…

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CCIA Expresses Concerns About 'Buy American' Provisions In Stimulus Bill In Letter To House, Senate Leaders

As the Senate now considers the economic stimulus legislation, a tech trade association is concerned that some well-intentioned “Buy American” provisions could have a negative economic impact. The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Monday that explained our stance on free trade and our concerns about protectionism escalating…

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CCIA Expresses Concerns About ‘Buy American’ Provisions In Stimulus Bill In Letter To House, Senate Leaders

As the Senate now considers the economic stimulus legislation, a tech trade association is concerned that some well-intentioned “Buy American” provisions could have a negative economic impact. The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Monday that explained our stance on free trade and our concerns about protectionism escalating…

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CCIA Calls for Innovation, Reform With PTO Appointees

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is calling on the Obama Administration to appoint people to the Commerce Department and Patent and Trademark Office to who can bring reform and encourage innovation. CCIA said this is an area where change is needed and we must break the tie between bureaucracy and the special interests, which…

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CCIA Denounces HBO Inaugural Copyright Claims

Those wanting to watch a YouTube clip of Pete Seeger singing “This Land Is Your Land” at the inaugural concert this week may soon be out of luck because HBO is saying the copyright of the concert belongs to them. According to news reports, HBO is demanding YouTube take down video postings of the concert,…

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