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.

Location Privacy Ups and Downs

Last week a federal appeals court ruled on a subject dodged by the Supreme Court last year in US v. Jones: Whether the government can use your phone as a tracking device without getting a warrant first. Unfortunately the Sixth Circuit decided in a 2-1 opinion that you have no reasonable expectation of privacy in…

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FCC Approves Verizon Collaboration with Cable Companies

The Federal Communications Commission released its Order on Thursday approving the myriad of agreements between Verizon and its largest cable competitors.  The Order follows last week’s approval with revisions mandated by the Justice Department. While the Computer & Communications Industry Association appreciates the time and effort the FCC took to carefully consider these unprecedented agreements, the…

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CCIA Files Administration IP Policy Comments

CCIA joined NetCoalition in filing comments at the request of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator today. CCIA asked that the Administration’s IP be aligned to better reflect our diplomatic and trade goals, though it praised the USTR for its attempts so far to better balance copyright in the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership. CCIA said that there has been…

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France’s 3 Strikes “Hadopi” to be Abolished; U.S. Preparing Copyright Alert System

Certain industries who prioritize controlling their content expend considerable amounts of time and money on lobbying for legislation, such as SOPA and PIPA.  However, the RIAA, one of the most vocal supporters, allegedly conceded in a recently leaked report that the SOPA/PIPA “legislation [was] not likely to have been effective tool for music.”  So not only is there uncertainty as…

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