CCIA, Tech Industry Coalition Recommend Electronic Surveillance Reform

Washington – Leading technology companies and associations sent a joint letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte today supporting surveillance reform. The Computer & Communications Industry Association strongly recommends modifying the surveillance powers authorized by Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act so as to improve privacy protections and increase transparency. Specifically, the letter recommends…

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Broadcasters, Bars & Restaurants, Audio Services, CCIA File Amicus In U.S. v. BMI Case

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined broadcasters, bar and restaurant owners, and audio visual services providers in supporting the Department of Justice in its appeal of a decision in favor of BMI. The joint amicus brief argues that the antitrust consent decree that governs BMI requires them to offer full licensing rights…

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Broadcasters, Bars & Restaurants, Audio Services, CCIA File Amicus In U.S. v. BMI Case

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined broadcasters, bar and restaurant owners, and audio visual services providers in supporting the Department of Justice in its appeal of a decision in favor of BMI. The joint amicus brief argues that the antitrust consent decree that governs BMI requires them to offer full licensing rights…

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European Civil Society and Technology Industry Associations Ask European Commission To Act On German Hate Speech Law

Brussels, BELGIUM — European Civil Society and Technology Industry Associations sent a letter to European Commission leaders today asking them to live up to their role as guardian of the European Union treaties by providing a detailed opinion to the German government on its proposal. The Computer & Communications Industry Association, EDiMA, EDRi, AccessNow and…

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New Study Highlights US$ 5.6 Trillion Global Benefit of Online Applications

Brussels, BELGIUM — A German research institute, WIK, (Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste) has released a new study on the economic and social contribution of online applications consumers use to do everything from sharing videos, paying for groceries, communicating through voice, video and messaging, and engaging in rich interaction with friends and colleagues. WIK…

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CCIA Welcomes Appointment of MEP Gabriel to European Commissioner Digital Role

Brussels, BELGIUM — Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel has been officially nominated to take over the European Commissioner post responsible for society and the digital economy. The European Parliament will now need to approve her appointment and portfolio previously handled by European Commissioner Günther Oettinger, now responsible for EU budget issues. The Computer & Communications Industry…

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