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 Testifies On China Internet Censorship

CCIA President & CEO Ed Black told a joint Congressional committee on China Thursday that the government must do more to combat the burdens on US businesses from Internet censorship in China. Black testified that CCIA appreciated that USTR is making a formal inquiry into China’s Internet censorship practices and that the practices appear to be protectionist because China…

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SOPA Hearing Demonstrates Need For More Expertise

The Stopping Online Piracy Hearing began Wednesday morning with six witnesses  — 5 supporting the bill to hold Internet companies and other intermediaries liable for copyright infringing material on their website. The many groups opposing the overly broad, convoluted approach to reduce online copyright infringement including CCIA, CEA, NetCoalition, venture capitalists, law professors, human rights…

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Judiciary Committee Holds Lopsided SOPA Hearing Today

The House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on broad new Internet regulations, which have been opposed by cybersecurity experts, technology and consumer electronic business associations, law professors, free speech groups, venture capitalists and Internet users. Unfortunately none of these opponents was given a seat at the lopsided hearing today. Much of the Twitter traffic…

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Supreme Court Hears GPS Tracking Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the case of United States v. Jones, which questions whether the police must have a valid warrant in order to place a GPS tracking device on a person’s car and track their movements all day every day for a month. The government argues that they should not,…

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Study Adds To Link Between Venture Capitalist Investment, Legal Certainty On Copyright Liability For U.S. Cloud Computing Companies

A new economic study adds to evidence that more legal certainty about liability can lead to increased venture capitalist investment in a growing industry — cloud computing. Harvard Business School Professor Josh Lerner, whose research often focuses on venture capital investment and innovation, has examined the impact of the 2008 Cartoon Network v. Cablevision decision,…

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