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 Files Comments on ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees

Washington – As the Department of Justice Antitrust Division reviews the consent decrees governing music licensing, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) filed comments Wednesday. CCIA asked DOJ to uphold, update and expand the consent decrees covering the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). CCIA weighed in…

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Senate Offers Better Surveillance Reforms In Its USA Freedom Act

Washington – Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy has introduced surveillance reform legislation that would improve upon the bill the House passed earlier this summer. The Senate’s USA Freedom Act would make the ban on bulk metadata collection more effective and improve the checks and balances. Leahy’s legislation would clear up confusion on bulk data collection…

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House Committee Examines Growing Problem of ‘Copyright Trolls’

Washington – Lawmakers heard how the misuse of copyright laws is putting a damper on innovation at a hearing Thursday afternoon.  The House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet asked experts including Matt Schruers, Vice President of Law and Policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, to recommend remedies. In his…

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Congress, Tech Industry Advocates Weigh Costs of Surveillance Programs

Members of Congress and tech industry advocates discussed the impact of surveillance programs on industry credibility at an Internet Caucus meeting Friday. One threat discussed at the program, “The NSA Surveillance Programs; Assessing the Damages to U.S. Commerce, Confidence and Credibility,” was other countries using the Snowden revelations as an excuse to limit opportunities of…

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