CCIA Applauds Trade Facilitation Provisions to Promote Small Business Trade

Washington – On December 9, the  House of Representatives and the Senate announced a final bipartisan Conference Report on the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 to modernize U.S. customs procedures.  Among other provisions, the legislation improves the ability of small businesses to participate in the global economy by lifting the threshold at…

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CCIA, Associations Send Letter Opposing Senate Bill On Online Reporting Requirement

Washington — In a joint letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, and eight other associations cautioned Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D- Calif., and Richard Burr R-N.C. about the side effects of the bill they introduced this week. The “Requiring Reporting of Online…

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CCIA, Associations Ask Senate Judiciary Leaders To Expedite Judicial Redress Act

Washington – In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy, the leaders of a coalition of industry associations, including the Computer & Communications Industry Association, encouraged swift action on the Judicial Redress Act. The bill is considered to be a critical hurdle to two agreements with Europe that would have…

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European Commission Considers a Link and Snippet Tax: Ill-Founded, Controversial And Detrimental To All Players

Brussels – Today the European Commission released a non-legislative Communication “Towards a modern, more European copyright framework” — the Communication on copyright. The Communication sets out the Commission’s vision and priorities on copyright reform for the years to come. The issues covered in the Communication range from cross-border accessibility to content to copyright enforcement measures.…

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House Subcommittee Moves Forward on Spectrum and Broadband Bills

Washington, D.C. — The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology passed, on voice votes and without amendments, two bipartisan bills aimed at speeding up broadband deployment and providing incentives for future spectrum auctions.  The first bill was a discussion draft that combined a handful of bills, including the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act…

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Wide Stakeholder Coalition Sends Letters Pointing Out Bias, Problems With Online Platform Consultation Regarding Copyright

Brussels – In letters to First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Members of the European Parliament, a wide coalition of stakeholders representing civil society, news publishers, consumers and the digital industry share their concerns regarding the European Commission’s approach in consulting on copyright matters. The European Commission is expected to adopt a Communication on copyright on…

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