Tech and Rights Groups urge European Commission to consult stakeholders on illegal content

Brussels – Today, ten organisations representing digital rights groups, startups, Internet and technology businesses are asking the European Commission to uphold its commitment to consult stakeholders before issuing recommendations on removing illegal content online. Despite the European Commission’s commitment to continue its dialogue with stakeholders on online infringing content until at least May 2018, it…

CCIA Asks USTR To Confront Discriminatory Copyright Regulations In Its Annual Trade Report

Washington – With Europe and other trading partners passing or considering regulations that violate US trade agreements and international copyright norms, the Computer & Communications Industry Association offered examples Thursday to USTR and asked trade officials to note and fight these trade barriers. CCIA told USTR that US tech companies are facing barriers from countries…

Congress Needs To Offer A Boost For 5G; CCIA Offers 6 Principles For A Broadband Buildout Bill

Washington — On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to discuss almost two dozen broadband infrastructure bills aimed at laying the groundwork for 5G deployment and higher speed internet access. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has long supported the removal of regulatory barriers to broadband deployment and supports many of the…

CCIA Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief In American Express Case

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed an amicus brief on how the Supreme Court should look at multi-sided business models from an antitrust perspective when it hears the upcoming Ohio v. American Express case. While CCIA does not weigh in on the substance of the financial services issues impacting merchant fees, the…

CCIA’s Tech Policy Focus For 2018

Washington — As we await this year’s State of the Union address, the Computer & Communications Industry Association is offering this update on what tech policy issues policymakers will focus on in the year ahead. As the digital economy becomes the economy, countries pursuing growth will be considering measures from promoting internet freedom and high…