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.

Lawmaker Statements On NSA This Week Worth More Thought, Discussion

As Congress examines electronic surveillance and privacy issues in the wake of the NSA revelations, we are pleased that increasingly members on both sides of the aisle are realizing what is at stake in this issue, and voiced support this week for preserving the freedoms our founding fathers envisioned. Addressing the current surveillance controversy, former…

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CCIA Supports Result of NTIA Multi-Stakeholder Process

CCIA appreciates the opportunity to have participated in the multistakeholder process convened by the Administration, and supports closing debate on this Code of Conduct today for mobile transparency. While any such process is by no means perfect, and there are provisions that we might have approached differently, we recognize and celebrate the hard work done…

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CCIA Calls Copyright Ruling A Victory For Innovators

A federal appeals court has wisely blocked an attempt by Fox to cut off customer access to a DISH Network service that skips TV commercials, saying the Fox legal argument was not strong enough to issue a preliminary injunction in the case. The Ninth Circuit upheld the district court’s ruling that plaintiffs would be unlikely to…

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Two Upcoming House Judiciary Hearings on Copyright and Technology

The Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet of the House Judiciary Committee  has announced two upcoming hearings on copyright, to continue the “House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing review of U.S. copyright law.”  The first will be on Thursday, July 25, entitled “Innovation in America: The Role of Copyrights.”  The date of the second has not been…

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CCIA, Others Ask For More Transparency On Surveillance Practices

In a letter to President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and key House and Senate leaders, a diverse group of more than 50 trade associations, companies, public interest organizations and investors call for more transparency when the government issues security-related data requests. The letter is signed by organizations that are not often on the same side. In…

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