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 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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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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CCIA’s Recommendations to Obama’s Transition Team

As President-elect Obama takes his oath of office to defend the Constitution, he will have the opportunity to protect the Constitution’s most important 1st Amendment, which guards free speech, in new and unique ways. Never before has there been a national leader who better understood both the importance of free speech and the power of the…

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