Panel: Next up in Apple/Samsung Smartphone Wars: Design Patents Remedies Following the SCOTUS Decision

After the Supreme Court’s December 2016 unanimous decision, the years-long Apple/Samsung Smartphone Wars are going back to the California court room. Later this year, the Northern District of California will decide pivotal unresolved issues of substantial consequence for innovation. Chief among them is developing a test for determining the “article of manufacture” from which a…

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CCIA Warns FCC About Economic Consequences Of Weakening Net Neutrality

Washington — Investment and innovation have thrived under the FCC’s current internet access rules preventing content blocking, throttling, and discrimination. The Computer & Communications Industry Association warned the FCC in reply comments filed today that millions of businesses, from retail to tech, that use the internet would be harmed if it goes through with plans…

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Regulators Should Allow Interaction Applications to Continue to Evolve CCIA Says in ITU Filing

Brussels, BELGIUM — As a UN intergovernmental body considers internet-enabled applications, the Computer & Communications Industry Association expressed concern about it expanding its mandate. CCIA has submitted comments to the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Open Consultation on the “Public Policy considerations for OTTs”. The ITU has for decades sought to ensure access to information and…

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CCIA Encourages DOJ To Reassess Policies Regarding Warrants For Data Stored In The Cloud in Light of DreamHost Dispute

Washington — On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed a motion in the District of Columbia Superior Court to narrow the scope of a controversial warrant it had served on web host DreamHost, regarding an Inauguration protest website. The initial warrant was widely characterized as overbroad by CCIA and others. CCIA has advocated for reasonable…

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Tech Associations Send Letter To Senators About Problems With Proposed Changes CDA-230

Washington – CCIA joined nine other associations in a letter to senators about the unintended consequences of legislation to update Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. While associations support their goal of shutting down organizations like Backpage that facilitate human trafficking, the proposed bill would ensnare legitimate companies. CCIA also expressed its concerns in…

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CCIA Announces Staff Changes, New Hires, Promotions In Washington, Brussels Offices

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association is announcing new hires and promotions in DC and Europe, including a new leader of its Brussels office. CCIA is an international non-profit trade association that began more than 45 years ago to advocate for open systems, open networks and robust, competitive markets. The staff additions and…

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