Panelists Discuss Future Internet Governance At World Press Freedom Day Event

Washington- Academics, companies and a State Department official outlined the challenges ahead for Internet governance and Internet freedom at a National Press Club event marking World Press Freedom Day Wednesday. Christopher Painter, the coordinator for cyber issues at the State Department, said the WCIT meeting in Dubai was a wake up call that the multistakeholder…

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The Underestimated Challenge for E-Commerce in Europe: Non-Notification of National Laws

As CCIA has repeatedly reported, Germany was the first country in the European Union to have passed a law, called the Leistungsschutzrecht, that extends copyright protection to text excerpts, like snippets, generated by search engines and online aggregators. Even though the legislature has in the end somehow tried to minimize the impact on online businesses, by…

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US District Court Resolves Viacom v. Youtube Case, Reaffirming DMCA

A trial court resolved outstanding issues in the long-running Viacom v. YouTube copyright case today, exonerating the online video service and dismissing the complaint.  The plaintiffs wanted YouTube penalized for infringement on its platform committed by users, notwithstanding that YouTube had removed content upon complaint — on one occasion, even taking down 100,000 videos overnight. After an appellate decision…

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CCIA Welcomes Senate Immigration Reform Bill

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the introduction of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act.  We commend Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet and Flake for their fortitude in taking up the difficult challenge of immigration reform and beginning the actual legislative process. The following statement can be attributed…

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CCIA Continues to Support Multistakeholder Internet Governance

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to mark up its Internet governance bill Wednesday.  The new version of the legislation restates U.S. policy and says the United States is committed to preserving and advancing the current multi-stakeholder model for governing the Internet. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been a longtime voice promoting…

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CCIA Sends Letter On Internet Governance

CCIA sent a letter today to members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee as the Subcommittee on Communications as it prepares to markup Internet governance legislation. CCIA is a longtime supporter of the multi-stakeholder model of global Internet governance, but we have concerns this legislation could be misused.

CCIA Warns Congress About Internet Governance Bill

CCIA wrote to members of Congress today as they prepare to mark up a new Internet Freedom bill. In the letter to leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, CCIA warned that legislation, designed to reinforce U.S. support for a global open Internet free of international regulation, is not only…

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