CCIA, CDT Encourage the European Parliament to Support Net Neutrality in Tomorrow’s Vote

Brussels – On 3rd April, the European Parliament will vote in Plenary on the ‘Telecoms Single Market Regulation’. We commend the work of the Parliamentary Committees that have issued opinions on the dossier. The Parliament has dealt with this wide-ranging and complex proposal effectively and efficiently. For tomorrow’s vote, a number of political groups have proposed amendments…

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Progress on Availability of Both Unlicensed and Licensed Spectrum

As Americans’ mobile use of the Internet and smart electronic devices escalates, the FCC must get creative and sophisticated about packing more users into the limited virtual real estate of our finite electromagnetic radio spectrum.   The agency could always use more engineers, particularly in Commissioner’s offices, but the engineers currently at the FCC are doing…

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CCIA Concerned About Turkey Blocking Internet Commerce

Brussels/Washington – There are conflicting media reports about whether Turkey, after earlier actions taken against Twitter, has now also blocked access to YouTube. News that some Internet users are not able to reach YouTube follows reports that a leaked audio recording of Turkish officials discussing Syria appeared on the video sharing site. Legislation passed earlier…

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CCIA Welcomes the UK Government’s Move to Reform Copyright

Brussels — Yesterday the UK Government introduced new exceptions to copyright law. The areas covered by new exceptions include private copying, quotation and parody, disability, public administration as well as research, education, libraries and archives including text and data mining for non-commercial research. This move is part of the outcome of the copyright review process…

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CCIA’s Freedom to Innovate Reception

Our Freedom to Innovate Reception immediately follows the conclusion of the Washington Caucus. The reception begins at 5:30pm and will be held at the Columbus Club at Union Station. In addition to the social and networking aspects, the evening reception is the venue-of-choice to bestow our High Tech Defender Award.

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CCIA's Freedom to Innovate Reception

Our Freedom to Innovate Reception immediately follows the conclusion of the Washington Caucus. The reception begins at 5:30pm and will be held at the Columbus Club at Union Station. In addition to the social and networking aspects, the evening reception is the venue-of-choice to bestow our High Tech Defender Award.

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A Summary of NETmundial Submissions in Numbers

Geneva — In advance of the anticipated NETmundial conference on the future of Internet Governance, which will be organised by the Brazilian Government, stakeholders were encouraged to submit “Internet Governance principles” and share their views on the “further evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem.” At the end of the submission period, a total of 187…

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