EU Court Ruling On Worldwide Take Down of Defamatory Content Raises Freedom of Speech Concerns

Brussels, BELGIUM — The EU Court of Justice today ruled that host providers can be asked to take down defamatory content, that is “identical” or “equivalent” to content previously ruled illegal under national rules. The Decision adds that hosting providers should remove information covered by the injunction or block access to that information worldwide, as…

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U.S. Appeals Court Gives Mixed Ruling On FCC Order To Abdicate Net Neutrality Enforcement

Washington —  A federal court has found the FCC can choose to give up its role protecting nondiscriminatory internet access, but the ruling appears to leave the door open for states to enforce net neutrality.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its lengthy ruling in Mozilla v. the FCC today.   Mozilla…

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U.S., UK Tech and Business Groups Call on Leaders To Advance Digital Trade

Washington — Today, a coalition of tech groups and experts from business, government, and academia in the United States and United Kingdom called on government leaders to advance a high-standard model of digital trade. The organizations, BritishAmerican Business (BAB), Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), techUK, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S.-UK Business Council, and…

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CCIA Welcomes U.S.-Japan Trade Understanding, Encourages Further Work on Digital Priorities

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the agreement on digital trade announced today between Presidents Abe and Trump as an important first step in strengthening the U.S.-Japan trade relationship. CCIA is encouraged that the two countries recognize the importance of digitally-enabled trade in goods and services and the need to lower barriers…

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CCIA Patent Counsel Josh Landau Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee

Washington — CCIA Patent Counsel Josh Landau will testify  before the Senate Judiciary’s IP subcommittee today on pending patent legislation. Landau will caution senators that provisions in the STRONGER Patents Act weaken the inter partes review procedure used to invalidate patents that never should have been issued. In his written testimony, Landau said, “The STRONGER…

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CCIA Welcomes Nominated European Commissioners

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission President-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the portfolio assignments of the designated European Commissioners today.  Margrethe Vestager (Denmark) will as Vice-President maintain her competition portfolio, but also coordinate most digital regulation. Sylvie Goulard (France) will take over the Internal Market portfolio, including industrial policies and the EU’s digital single…

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Victoria de Posson joins CCIA In Brussels

Brussels, BELGIUM — Victoria de Posson has joined the Computer & Communications Industry Association’s Brussels team and will advocate on tech policy issues including Artificial Intelligence, copyright, and digital services. Victoria comes to CCIA from FTI Consulting, where she has advised Fortune 500 companies on public policy strategy. Previously she worked for Samsung Electronics, Burson…

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