Appeals Court Patent Ruling Could Hamstring Tech Markets, Cause Consumer Uncertainty, CCIA Tells Supreme Court

Patent holders should not be able to demand royalties from all subsequent buyers once a product is sold into the stream of commerce, the Computer & Communications Industry Association argued in a friend-of-the-court brief before the Supreme Court. In documents filed earlier this week, CCIA attorneys urged the high court to invalidate so-called “conditional sales”…

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CCIA Praises House Passage of Broadband Bill

The Computer & Communications Industry Association praised passage of House legislation that promises to dramatically improve the nation’s ability to identify places unserved by high-speed Internet connections. The Broadband Census of America Act of 2007 (H.R. 3919), sponsored by Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-MA), reflects growing bipartisan consensus on the need for universal availability of…

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No Blanket Immunity For Illegal Surveillance, CCIA’s Black Tells Senate Panel

“Proposed reforms to the federal government’s wiretapping powers must protect the Constitution while providing industry with clear rules regarding under what circumstances it must aid government surveillance efforts”, CCIA President & CEO Ed Black told a Senate panel this morning. Black also testified against retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies who allegedly illegally spied on Americans…

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No Blanket Immunity For Illegal Surveillance, CCIA's Black Tells Senate Panel

“Proposed reforms to the federal government’s wiretapping powers must protect the Constitution while providing industry with clear rules regarding under what circumstances it must aid government surveillance efforts”, CCIA President & CEO Ed Black told a Senate panel this morning. Black also testified against retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies who allegedly illegally spied on Americans…

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CCIA’s Black to Testify Wednesday Oct. 31 on Senate FISA Amendments

Computer & Communications Industry Association President and CEO Ed Black will testify Wednesday morning Oct. 31 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on efforts to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Among other things, Black is expected to ask the Committee to refrain from granting immunity to companies that may have participated in illegal, government…

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CCIA Hails Pavlovich Decision

Decision Rejects Expansion of Jurisdiction on the Internet Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today commended the California Supreme Court’s decision yesterday to deny jurisdiction in Pavlovich v. Superior Court (DVD CCA). The court determined that jurisdiction in California may not be based on the mere act of posting information on…

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CCIA Applauds Bach Decision

Washington, DC – A federal court ruling governing how Internet services providers must respond to search warrants will protect the rights of the public without imposing unnecessary burdens on Internet service providers, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) said today. The ruling from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an earlier decision by…

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CCIA Urges Action on Cybersecurity

Washington, DC – Unenforced procurement rules, insufficient guidelines and a lack of accountability hamper efforts to secure Federal computer networks from terrorists and other online criminals, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) said today. But fixing vulnerabilities in Federal networks, officials said, will help the security of all network users. CCIA, which represents a…

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