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.

Tech Association Welcomes FTC Decision To Investigate Intel On Antitrust Matters

The Computer & Communications Industry Association commends the Federal Trade Commission for opening up a formal antitrust investigation into Intel’s alleged anticompetitive practices. This news comes days after Korean antitrust regulators fined Intel $25 million for abusing its dominant position in the microprocessor market and the European Commission announced plans to rule in their case…

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South Korea Says "A-ni-yo" To Intel Practices

The South Korean antitrust ruling against Intel is seen as a portent of other pending lawsuits against the world’s largest chipmaker. Intel is facing antitrust challenges in jurisdictions around the world. After a three-year investigation, The Korean Fair Trade Commission has fined Intel $25 million for abusing its dominant position in the microprocessor market and…

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South Korea Says “A-ni-yo” To Intel Practices

The South Korean antitrust ruling against Intel is seen as a portent of other pending lawsuits against the world’s largest chipmaker. Intel is facing antitrust challenges in jurisdictions around the world. After a three-year investigation, The Korean Fair Trade Commission has fined Intel $25 million for abusing its dominant position in the microprocessor market and…

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CCIA Pleased At News EC Expects Intel Ruling By September

The European Commission said it will rule by August or September in its antitrust investigation into Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor maker, according to news reports this week. The timeline came after a spokesman for the EC denied a Financial Times Deutschland report that the Commission had reached a provisional decision against Intel. If the…

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U.S. Challenges EU Tariffs On Tech Products

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomed the United States Trade Representative’s announcement Tuesday that it had requested WTO dispute settlement action on duties imposed by the European Union on high-tech products covered by the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The 1997 ITA conferred duty-free treatment on information technology products and has had a huge…

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CCIA Expresses Concerns over Intellectual Property Bill

Responding to yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 4279, the “Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007” (PROIPA) in the House of Representatives, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President & CEO Ed Black expressed concerns about the legislation. The following statement may be attributed to Mr. Black: “Our intellectual property laws should penalize…

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