The Controversial Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers Takes Two Big Hits

Brussels, BELGIUM – Today, news-publisher-backed legislative proposals often called “ancillary copyrights” took major blows in both Brussels and Austria. Also referred to as a ‘snippet levy’, these laws aim to make online services like search engines and news aggregators pay for the display of hyperlinks and short snippets (pieces of text). First, the European Parliament’s…

Details

Save Wireless Choice in the Upcoming 600 MHz Incentive Auction

As mobile broadband has increasingly become an integral part of the modern U.S. economy and of Americans’ lives, the spectrum needed to provide it has become a critically important resource. Next year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be holding an auction of quality low-band spectrum, which will be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure a…

Details

CCIA sponsors European Internet governance forum and hosts event on Internet laws

CCIA is an official sponsor of this year’s European dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) which is taking place on June 4-5 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  This annual event convenes hundreds of policy experts from governments, EU institutions, civil society, academia, and industry to discuss Internet-related policies. CCIA’s Christian Borggreen will host a session June 4 on…

Details

CCIA Press Conference Call: How US Surveillance Reform Law Impacts Europeans

President Obama quickly signed surveillance reform legislation after the Senate passed the USA Freedom Act Tuesday evening. The Act ends the bulk collection of phone and other records and offers better transparency and oversight for existing surveillance programs. What will this mean for surveillance reform in the U.S. – and what will it mean for…

Details