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 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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CCIA’s NIST and PTO Recommendations

CCIA released more detailed separate recommendations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In both reports CCIA points out that the America COMPETES Act remain unfunded and the trade association asks for funding for those measures. NIST and USPTO are the two agencies most responsible for operationalizing…

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