CCIA Applauds FCC’s Light-Touch Approach To Broadband

The FCC took steps today toward clarifying its authority to protect open Internet access. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski took a middle ground approach to narrowly reclassify the transmission component of broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service. Under this moderate “third way,” the FCC would excuse Internet Access Providers (IAPs) from price regulation, wholesale unbundling…

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Commerce Chairmen Encourage FCC To Protect Open Internet Access

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Rockefeller have asked FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to expand and protect universal broadband open Internet access. The chairmen made the request in a letter responding to a recent federal court decision (Comcast) that invalidated the Bush administration’s approach to governing end…

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On the Copyright for Creativity Declaration

Today, CCIA joins with a broad coalition of groups representing consumers, creators, libraries, civil society, and the technology industry in endorsing the Copyright for Creativity Declaration, a statement of principles calling for European copyright law to adapted for the digital era. The Copyright for Creativity Declaration proposes consensus principles that its signatories believe should animate efforts…

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Sure pass patent reform — just the House version…

Commerce Sec. Gary Locke wrote an  editorial for Politico yesterday explaining how reforming our outdated patent system would spur innovation and boost the economy. His sentiment that the U.S. needs to refocus on nurturing innovation is one we couldn’t agree with more. We also agree in principle with his focus on the need for alternatives to litigation (“post-grant…

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Summary: CCIA’s 37th Annual Washington Caucus

2010 Washington Caucus and Freedom to Innovate Reception May 12 – 13, 2010 Read CCIA’s Caucus Report Read the full event transcript Speakers included: Obama Administration: Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy USTR, Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, and Greg Schaffer, DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) Members of…

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Summary: CCIA's 37th Annual Washington Caucus

2010 Washington Caucus and Freedom to Innovate Reception May 12 – 13, 2010 Read CCIA’s Caucus Report Read the full event transcript Speakers included: Obama Administration: Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy USTR, Robert Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, and Greg Schaffer, DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) Members of…

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