CCIA Welcomes FCC's National Broadband Plan

The FCC releases its National Broadband Plan Tuesday. The goal, originally outlined during President Obama’s 2008 campaign is ubiquitous affordable, high speed access to an open Internet to boost investment, innovation and economic opportunity for many millions more Americans. After years of calling for a national broadband plan and watching as other nations surpass the…

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CCIA Praises European Parliament Action Against ACTA

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement under negotiation encountered some staunch disagreement in Europe. The European Parliament voted 663-13 today on a resolution demanding the European Commission release all negotiating texts and brief the Parliament on the secretive agreement. ACTA is an executive agreement under negotiation that could change the way copyright laws are enforced around the…

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Patent Round Up

It is unclear how the release of a Senate draft proposing to remove or change some key reforms from the patent reform bill previously reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee will be received in Congress. So far House Judiciary leaders have alerted their Senate colleagues publicly that they want to see changes. In the…

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Upcoming Event: CCIA Hosts Telecom/Internet 101 Congressional Briefing

Computer & Communications Industry Association Telecom/Internet 101 Congressional Briefing Monday, March 8 Materials: CCIA’s Telecommunications and Internet Policy Guide Vint Cerf’s presentation “The Open Internet” Jerry James’ presentation “Overview of the History of the Telecommunications Industry” Speaker Bios: Ed Black, President & CEO, CCIA Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the Internet Amy Levine, Subcommittee…

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Intellectual Ventures Quick Hits

Since Steve Lohr’s New York Times critique on Intellectual Ventures, last month the blogosphere has lit up with discussion about back door schemes to file or threaten to file patent lawsuits. Revelations of IV’s skyrocketing lobbying expenses and political contributions as well as new strategy of licensing patents to lawsuit-happy NPEs have prompted a flurry of anti-IV sentiment.…

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