Leahy, Sensenbrenner Introduce USA Freedom Act To Address Surveillance Issues

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauded the introduction of the USA FREEDOM Act today by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner. The new legislation includes important provisions to increase transparency, allows companies to report more statistical information about the number of demands they receive, and reforms the FISA…

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CCIA, Associations Ask Judiciary Committee Leaders To Make CBM Patent Review Available To All Industries

Washington – A growing list of industries harmed by patent trolls has sent a letter to House and Senate Judiciary leaders asking for help with a key tool to combat patent trolls. The Computer & Communications Industry Association along with dozens of other associations including the National Retail Federation, National Grocers Association, American Gaming Association,…

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Internet Services Empower SMEs at a Global Level

The Internet has reshaped production, distribution and consumption patterns at a global scale. The resulting markets are highly efficient, transparent and characterized by low barriers to entry. However, so far little attention has been given to the fact that small and medium enterprises (SMEs), particularly those in the global south, are among the largest beneficiaries…

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The Enabling Force of our Century

It is probably fair to say that most people would agree with the statement that the Internet has strongly transformed the ways people interact with each other in the cultural, economic, private, and social contexts. Given the comparatively young age of the Internet, at least in commercial terms as most people know it, it is…

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CCIA Applauds Chairman Goodlatte’s Patent Reform Legislation

Washington – House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors have introduced patent reform legislation aimed at curbing abusive patent-related lawsuits. Economists have said lawsuits by companies whose main product is lawsuits cost the economy $29 billion a year, and patent trolls have expanded their targets in recent years beyond the tech industry to…

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Studies Show Increasing Economic Value Of Internet Across Europe

Brussels – The Computer & Communications Industry Association has compiled a series of studies and case studies that seek to provide a broader answer to the increasingly asked questions of who reaps the economic benefits of the Internet. While an often cited McKinsey economic study noted that 75 percent of the Internet’s benefits went to…

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The FCC Must Stay Strong on Open Infrastructure for Both Wired and Wireless Mobile Internet Access

As the FCC approaches another leadership transition, CCIA reiterates its commitment to the Obama Administration’s original objectives for enlightened telecommunications policy in the digital age.  As the President took office in January of 2009,  CCIA wrote:  “Never before has there been a national leader who better understood the importance of free speech and the power…

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