Trend Towards Copyright Reform For The Benefit Of Innovation Continues in Europe

As Europe debates the balance of intellectual property rights in the wake of ACTA, Ireland is taking comments through the end of this month on a paper it published on copyright and innovation. Despite the various pressures to increase copyright enforcement online without due regard for negative side-effects, it is very encouraging to see that…

Senate Approves FCC Nominees

The Senate has finally cleared the way for two former senate advisors to fill two empty seats on the FCC. The nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, and Ajit Pai, a Republican, to become FCC commissioners had been held up by politics unrelated to them or their posts. The following statement can be attributed to…

Plan to Expand Tax Collection for Online Businesses Discussed in Senate Finance Hearing

The Senate Finance Committee held an April 25th hearing on “Tax Reform: What It Means for State and Local Tax and Fiscal Policy.”  Within the broader theme of the hearing, there was a lively exchange on the issue of online sales tax collection that illustrated supporters’ misperceptions regarding the compliance burden for small online retailers. Sen. Ben…

Copyright RFI on Crowd Sourcing Mass Digitization of Pre-1978 Copyrighted Works

According to FBO.gov (short for FedBizOpps.gov, which in turn naturally stands for Federal Business Opportunities), the U.S. Copyright Office has issued a request for information about digitizing pre-1978 works. The RFI explains that the Copyright Office “has initiated a project to digitize and make available online the historical records of copyrights dating from 1870 to 1977” and…

CCIA’s 2012 Washington Caucus Agenda

The following is the agenda for CCIA’s 2012 Washington Caucus. Please note that all times may be subject to change. Registration will open through the end of the day. To register, please access the registration home page and follow the system prompts.  If you have any problems or questions, please contact Maggie Clark at (202)783-0070 ext. 120.  2012…

CCIA's 2012 Washington Caucus Agenda

The following is the agenda for CCIA’s 2012 Washington Caucus. Please note that all times may be subject to change. Registration will open through the end of the day. To register, please access the registration home page and follow the system prompts.  If you have any problems or questions, please contact Maggie Clark at (202)783-0070 ext. 120.  2012…

Another Setback for ACTA in Europe

By Jakob Kucharczyk in Brussels and Matt Schruers in Washington In another blow to the troubled Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the European Parliament’s rapporteur on the trade agreement, David Martin (UK, Socialists and Democrats Group) indicated in a public event on Thursday that he would recommend against the Agreement. In a blogpost today, MEP Martin also observed that, as…

Registration for CCIA’s Washington Caucus Opens

Registration for CCIA’s Washington Caucus has officially opened. The Washington Caucus is CCIA’s annual conference bringing together the senior-level industry executives with select Members of Congress, Agency, and Administration officials for a full-day event focusing on the technology-related policy issues and initiatives of the day. We are looking forward to an interesting and informative day…