Laura Head Named CCIA Communications, Industry Relations Director

Washington, D.C., February 5, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has named Laura E. Head director of communications and industry relations.  CCIA is an international, nonprofit alliance of computer and communications firms. In her new role as CCIA’s primary media contact and industry liaison, Head will participate in guiding the association’s strategic course…

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CCIA President Says Microsoft Claim of Linux Threat is “Bogus”

Washington, D.C., February 2, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today scoffed at Microsoft executives for testifying in the software company’s antitrust trial that the Linux open-source operating system poses a short-term threat to Microsoft’s product line. “Saying that Linux is a competitive threat to Microsoft Windows is like saying that Cuba is…

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CCIA Reacts to Presidential Initiative Aimed at Protecting Critical Infrastructures

(WASHINGTON, DC) — After reviewing reports of President Clinton’s speech to Naval Academy graduates today and of his directive designed to protect the Nation’s electronic infrastructure from attacks, an executive of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) urged his fellow industry executives to hold on to their wallets and to prepare for government interference…

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CCIA Supports Sweeping Litigation Against Microsoft

(Washington, DC) — Today’s announcement that the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit targeting Microsoft’s business practices prompted the following response from Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association: “CCIA applauds the Justice Department for taking action which will help preserve competition, innovation and choice in the computer and communications industry. By…

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CCIA’s Ed Black reacts to break down of Microsoft/Justice talks

(Washington, DC) — Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Ed Black is disappointed, but not surprised, that Microsoft has chosen not to make significant changes to its business practices and will likely face sweeping antitrust litigation from the U.S. Justice Department and some 20 individual states. “It is unfortunate that Microsoft has apparently chosen…

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CCIA's Ed Black reacts to break down of Microsoft/Justice talks

(Washington, DC) — Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Ed Black is disappointed, but not surprised, that Microsoft has chosen not to make significant changes to its business practices and will likely face sweeping antitrust litigation from the U.S. Justice Department and some 20 individual states. “It is unfortunate that Microsoft has apparently chosen…

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CCIA Statement on Microsoft/DOJ Settlement Talks

(Washington, DC) — Statement of Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) related to today’s developments concerning Microsoft and the Department of Justice: “Albeit the eleventh hour, we are encouraged by the reports that Microsoft and the Justice Department have entered into serious negotiations aimed at resolving the anticompetitive practices which…

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CCIA Welcomes Vision of ProComp Project

(Washington, DC) — At today’s announcement launching ProComp, an alliance formed to promote competition and innovation in the digital age, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Ed Black made the following statement: “We are very pleased at CCIA to be an original and active member of ProComp. The project’s mission rings similar to the…

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CCIA Applauds Secretary Daley’s Remarks on Encryption

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), today applauded Secretary of Commerce William Daley’s remarks that U.S. encryption policy is a “failure” and urged the Administration to immediately overhaul that policy. Secretary Daley made his remarks at a gathering hosted by the Information Technology Policy Council, an informal grouping…

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