Commission Policy on Internet Governance Guarantees Support for Free Global Internet, But Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

Brussels – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) welcomes the Communication by the European Commission on Internet Governance Wednesday. An open Internet, and an open and transparent model of Internet governance, is vital to the ongoing development of the Internet – the trading platform of the 21st century. The Commission’s stance is both forward-looking…

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CCIA Sends Congress Letter Offering Economic Arguments For Surveillance Reform

Many websites marked today, Feb. 11 with a banner protesting runaway surveillance and asking Congress to enact the USA Freedom Act to curtail it. CCIA, which has testified against overly broad surveillance in several hearings on reform, sent a letter to members of Congress highlighting damage to user trust online and the economic arguments to rein in…

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Breadth of EU Copyright Review Evident in 11th Hour Extension

On the eve of the initial deadline for a sweeping and heavily debated copyright consultation, the European Commissioner responsible for internal market affairs, Michel Barnier, announced a 30-day extension of the comment period. Via Twitter late Friday night (Jan. 31), Barnier cited “strong interest” as the reason for this unusual move — interest which reflects the breadth of…

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Global IP Agency In Search of a New Leader

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is the main international body for the conclusion of international Intellectual property treaties; it also runs a set of widely-used international IP registration systems, among them the PCT system that allows patent applicants to simultaneously seek protection for an invention in over 140 countries. In short, WIPO plays a…

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Comm Laws Must Promote Competitive Choice for Mobile Internet Connections, Landline Broadband Access

Companies that have successfully challenged legacy monopoly landline and duopoly wireless telecom incumbents for a modest share of American customers seem to find much to like about the 1996 Telecom Act and its focus on competition and interconnection.  It allows them to create innovative and affordable choices for consumers and enterprise broadband customers. In its…

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CCIA Welcomes Release Of Republicans’ Immigration Standards

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) welcomes the release of the House Republican Conference’s “Standards for Immigration Reform.”  In its Preamble, the leadership declares that Washington’s failure to fix the broken immigration system is hurting our economy, and commits to working in a bipartisan manner to solve these problems.  Regarding the legal…

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