CCIA Europe To Host Media Conference Call Thursday On New "Sky is Rising" Study

After last year’s release of the study ‘The Sky is Rising‘ looking at the global, economic state of the entertainment industry, the Computer & Communication Industry Association (CCIA) is convening a media briefing Thursday  15:00 CET/ 9am EST to present the main findings of our new, European study focusing on the entertainment businesses in France,…

CCIA Europe To Host Media Conference Call Thursday On New “Sky is Rising” Study

After last year’s release of the study ‘The Sky is Rising‘ looking at the global, economic state of the entertainment industry, the Computer & Communication Industry Association (CCIA) is convening a media briefing Thursday  15:00 CET/ 9am EST to present the main findings of our new, European study focusing on the entertainment businesses in France,…

ETNO’s Ideas of the Future of Telecoms the Modern Equivalent of “Beggar thy Neighbour” Trade Policies

CCIA was glad to see that the telecommunications regulators of Europe chose to reject the proposals of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) at their meeting in Istanbul yesterday. It was the right choice for Europe but it also demonstrates Europe’s commitment to looking for solutions for today’s issues today, rather than harking back…

OECD Report Highlights Economic Growth From Internet

Yesterday, the OECD published a new report on the development and future outlook of the Internet economy. Titled “OECD Internet Economy Outlook”, this report reveals the importance of the Internet economy for driving growth and innovation. The report shows how the Internet economy has transformed peoples’ and businesses’ lives in a decade full of disruptive change. Below…

The German Proposal on a New Leistungsschutzrecht – Endangering Press Diversity and the Digital Economy

Shortly before the next elections in Germany which will take place exactly a year from now, the German government set into motion the adoption of a new copyright law that, if it passed parliament, would be unique in the world. Unique, however, in every negative sense of the word. In essence, the German government would…

How To Reboot WIPO

As CCIA Geneva Representative Nick Ashton-Hart writes in his IP Watch op ed this week, the entire intellectual property community knows there are problems with the World Intellectual Property Organization. “WIPO’s accountability, transparency, and governance are not fit for purpose in the 21st century,” he said. The piece goes on to offer brief details on six reforms…

Making Noises In Europe

Brussels is a town full of diplomats, civil servants, lobbyists….and a few politicians. We know that most diplomats are very discreet and that politicians are, well, noisy. But what about trade associations? In my experience most associations here dilute their work because of a reluctance to speak ‘loud and clear’ on the issues of the…