Digital is dead, long live digital!

We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in which our societies have become ever more digitized.  In consequence, we can no longer consider “digital” a separate phenomenon that must be addressed differently by policy-makers.  Instead, we must embrace digital to obtain all benefits from this historic Internet opportunity. Have you ever asked…

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Tech Trade Associations Ask Congress For Updated Trade Promotion Authority

Washington – CCIA signed onto a multi-association letter encouraging Congress to pass updated Trade Promotion Authority legislation that provides guidance to our trade negotiators on how to align U.S. trade priorities with the realities of the 21st century global commerce. The following statement can be attributed to Ed Black, President and CEO of CCIA: “Twenty-first…

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Industry Coalition in Support of MEP Reda’s Report on Copyright

CCIA together with four other industry trade associations issued an open statement Thursday on MEP Julia Reda’s draft report on the implementation of the Copyright Directive. Reda’s draft report is a good first step towards putting the debate around copyright reform on the right track. The report identifies some major shortcomings of Europe’s current copyright framework…

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CCIA, Stakeholders Praise European Parliament’s Resolution Supporting the Internet Governance Forum and Online Freedoms

Brussels/Strasbourg — As the Internet faces threats from some regimes, which seek curb online freedoms and more governmental control, the European Parliament has today issued an important resolution in support of the open Internet, online rights, and an extension of the Internet Governance Forum’s mandate. A broad coalition of civil society and the Internet industry in Europe…

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CCIA Responds To Copyright Office’s Music Licensing Report: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Washington — The Copyright Office has issued a report on music licensing today, taking a commendable position on the need for transparency in the extremely complicated music marketplace, but also recommending the repeal of statutory provisions that have enabled the modern digital music revolution. The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the Copyright…

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House Introduces Legislation To Reduce Abuse Of Patent System

Washington — House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte along with IP Subcommittee Chairman Issa and Representatives Anna Eshoo and Peter DeFazio have announced they would introduce patent reform legislation, which passed the House last session with broad, bipartisan support. The measure is expected to attract broad support on and off the Hill as patent trolls expanded…

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New Electronic Privacy Bills Would Buttress 4th Amendment Protections For Online Communications

Washington — Americans deserve privacy for their email!  The long-awaited Email Privacy Act is being reintroduced today in both the House and Senate. The legislation aims to reform existing laws to require the government to obtain a warrant before gaining access to email and other electronic communications. This House legislative effort led by Congressmen Kevin…

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