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 Copyright Ruling A Victory For Innovators

Washington – Those who like to skip TV commercials and those making the devices that help them do it won a key court victory Wednesday. A New York southern District Judge dismissed an argument by ABC that DISH Network’s commercial hopping feature on the company’s DVR violated ABC’s copyright. This victory comes on the heels…

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CCIA's Response To MPAA Study Today

The MPAA released a study today which claims that search engines “influenced” about 19 percent of visits to websites that predominately offer copyright infringing content.  The report may mislead, however, because it derives its number not by counting search results followed to an infringing site, but by counting any user who visited a piracy site…

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CCIA’s Response To MPAA Study Today

The MPAA released a study today which claims that search engines “influenced” about 19 percent of visits to websites that predominately offer copyright infringing content.  The report may mislead, however, because it derives its number not by counting search results followed to an infringing site, but by counting any user who visited a piracy site…

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CCIA Praises Facebook’s New Transparency Report

CCIA congratulates Facebook on the release yesterday of their first transparency report. The report, which lists the numbers of government requests for information about Facebook users, will serve to increase users’ trust.  Reports such as these have become popular among web companies that store users’ data for them and Facebook’s report helps add to that growing body of information. The…

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