CCIA, Tech Industry Line Up To Defend Current Liability Protections In Copyright Case

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed a joint amicus brief today in a copyright case that could have broad liability implications for internet companies if the court were to grant a rehearing. A lower court correctly applied the law and dismissed a case against Giganews, saying that it couldn’t be held…

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CCIA Testifies At ITC Hearing On Digital Trade

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association testified at the ITC hearing on Digital Trade April 4. In his statement, CCIA Vice President Dan O’Connor noted the United State’s lead position in innovation and high-technology industries, so “facilitating the export of Internet-enabled products and services promises substantial gains across the wider economy.” He explained how internet…

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Embassy of Canada To Host Tech, IP Policy Discussion Wednesday

Washington –Canada’s Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton will offer opening remarks at a panel discussion on the future of North American trade and intellectual property hosted by the Embassy of Canada Wednesday April 5th at 12pm. Computer & Communications Industry Association Vice President Matt Schruers will moderate the panel of technology company experts. To…

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New USTR NTE Report Focuses On Digital Trade Barriers, Warns That New EU Regulations Could Raise New Barriers

Washington — The USTR has released its annual report on trade barriers. It flagged digital trade barriers like internet censorship, but also included issues with new EU regulations aimed at internet services. The 2017 National Trade Estimate (NTE) report listed foreign trade barriers such as China blocking access to online sites and services, laws on…

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CCIA Co-Sponsors Global Fair Use Panel At American University Washington College of Law

Washington – Leading international experts will gather on Wednesday to discuss the global debate around balanced copyright. The American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property will explore the differences in fair use law around the world in a panel discussion. Fair use exceptions to copyright law facilitate the quotation…

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CCIA Supports Bipartisan Effort to Analyze Broadband Economic Impact

Washington, D.C. — Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and five other co-sponsors have introduced a bipartisan bill that would facilitate an analysis of broadband deployment and adoption on the U.S. economy. The bill would require a government study on how broadband affects many aspects of our economy, considering job creation, online commerce,…

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Internet Platforms and Competition Policy

On March 30, join CCIA for a luncheon event featuring a special keynote address from Former FTC Commissioner Julie Brill as she speaks about the latest topics in the application of antitrust law to internet platforms. Internet Platforms and Competition Policy With Keynote by Former FTC Commissioner Julie Brill Thursday March 30, 2017 12:15pm  –…

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