CCIA Praises House Chairman, Now Asking FCC For Net Neutrality Action

For many weeks, House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Waxman conducted an arduous and excruciating series of negotiations aimed at making peace among stakeholders in the net neutrality debate and trying to draft consensus telecommunications legislation.  It was an honorable and serious attempt, but it’s not surprising that fundamental differences among them could not be…

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Internet Heavweights, Consumer, Library, Tech Associations Raise 1st Amendment Concerns About Infringement Bill

Senate Judiciary Committee leaders and staff are getting an earful from a broad coalition of tech companies, consumers’ groups and Internet engineers about a newly introduced bill it hoped to markup this week that would give the DOJ a new tool to essentially shut down domains accused of copyright infringement. Tech companies and consumer, library and privacy…

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Senate Panel Considers ECPA Updates

Members of the Digital Due Process coalition told Senate Judiciary Committee members they need an update to Electronic Communications Privacy Act to support the growth of new technologies, like cloud computing. CCIA filed a statement for the hearing Wednesday. Senator Leahy closed out the Senate hearing by indicating that staff would be working on this issue even…

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Border Security Bill Reignites Call For Immigration Reform

While prospects for Congressional action on comprehensive immigration reform this year remain bleak, there has been some action on narrower immigration bills.  CCIA has supported and continues to support comprehensive immigration reform that would address long-standing issues of inflexible visa caps and backlogs faced by skilled foreign workers and their employers. However, one piece of…

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CCIA Testifies at House Antitrust Hearing

Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black is scheduled to testify Thursday at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing, “Competition in the Evolving Digital Marketplace.” Antitrust oversight has received more attention since the Obama administration and Black has been an advocate for balanced competition policy for the high tech industry for 25 years.…

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