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September 22, 2021
CCIA, NetChoice File Lawsuit Against Unconstitutional Texas Social Media Law

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has co-filed a lawsuit with NetChoice against an unconstitutional law in Texas that would discourage any companies that allow user-generated content from enforcing policies against dangerous content online. The Texas social media legislation sets a dangerous precedent by prohibiting “censoring” based on “viewpoint.”  This would compel private…

CCIA Applauds Introduction of Bi-Partisan Bills To Increase Diversity And Transparency In The Pat...

Washington – U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Ranking Member and Chair of the Senate Intellectual Property Subcommittee, and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have introduced two bipartisan bills that promote transparency and diversity in the U.S. patent system.  One bill would require recording at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office who owns a patent within 90…

September 21, 2021
New Study Shows Microsoft Holds 85% Market Share in U.S. Public Sector Productivity Software

Washington — A new study conducted by Omdia has found Microsoft’s share in the U.S. government office productivity software market to be approximately 85 percent, more than seven times the share of the next largest competitor. The research report outlines a number of consequences to the U.S. government’s overreliance on a single vendor, including higher…

September 13, 2021
CCIA Whitepaper Identifies National Security Risks Posed By House Bills Targeting U.S. Tech Compa...

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has released a white paper on the national security implications of several House-passed bills aimed at a handful of U.S. tech companies as they compete with foreign companies. These bills were introduced in June 2021 and were marked up without legislative hearings or input from stakeholders, particularly…

September 09, 2021
Texas Governor Signs Unconstitutional Social Media Law Making It Easier To Sue Companies For Prot...

Washington — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an unconstitutional bill that seeks to punish social media companies for following policies that protect internet users from dangerous content online. The legislation, which undermines First Amendment rights, would encourage lawsuits when content from anyone from those engaged in online scams to nefarious foreign actors is removed.…

September 05, 2021
CCIA Sponsors an Award at the CRESSE conference

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association presented an award to a young researcher at the CRESSE 2021 Conference that took place in Crete Sept. 3-5. CRESSE & CPI announced the award went to Michelangelo Rossi, Digital Economist and Assistant Professor at Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris. Rossi received the award for the…

September 02, 2021
CCIA’s Response To European Commission Consultation On Upcoming Data Act

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed comments on the upcoming EU Data Act ahead of the Friday consultation deadline. The European Commission asked for comments on the new rules to govern how companies should be able to access, process, and share data with other companies and governments. CCIA shares the…

August 30, 2021
Texas Legislators Approve Bill Making It Easier To Sue Companies For Policies Protecting Users On...

Washington — In a special session today, the Texas House passed a bill that would require companies to follow new guidance for enforcing content moderation policies.  Passage of the law comes after a federal judge ruled in favor of CCIA’s challenge to a similar Florida law, blocking it temporarily and noting the Florida law likely…

CCIA Files Brief Asking Court To Uphold Law On What Is Uncopyrightable

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed an amicus brief today in the Federal Circuit supporting World Programming Limited (WPL) in a software copyright case brought by SAS Institute. WPL offers software that runs programs written by users in the SAS Language, ensuring that users are not locked into the SAS platform.…