US District Court Resolves Viacom v. Youtube Case, Reaffirming DMCA

A trial court resolved outstanding issues in the long-running Viacom v. YouTube copyright case today, exonerating the online video service and dismissing the complaint.  The plaintiffs wanted YouTube penalized for infringement on its platform committed by users, notwithstanding that YouTube had removed content upon complaint — on one occasion, even taking down 100,000 videos overnight. After an appellate decision…

CCIA Welcomes Senate Immigration Reform Bill

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the introduction of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act.  We commend Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet and Flake for their fortitude in taking up the difficult challenge of immigration reform and beginning the actual legislative process. The following statement can be attributed…

CCIA Sends Letter On Internet Governance

CCIA sent a letter today to members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee as the Subcommittee on Communications as it prepares to markup Internet governance legislation. CCIA is a longtime supporter of the multi-stakeholder model of global Internet governance, but we have concerns this legislation could be misused.

CCIA Warns Congress About Internet Governance Bill

CCIA wrote to members of Congress today as they prepare to mark up a new Internet Freedom bill. In the letter to leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, CCIA warned that legislation, designed to reinforce U.S. support for a global open Internet free of international regulation, is not only…

H-1B Increase Can’t Wait ‘Til Next Year

The beginning of April brings with it two Opening Days: baseball season and H-1B season.  Opening Day for baseball is a time when fans of every team can look forward to a season throughout which their team can do battle with the players they have assembled in order to have the best chance at success. …