Senate Judiciary Leaders Introduce Patent Reform Bill

Washington — Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have introduced bipartisan legislation today intended to rein in patent trolls who threaten businesses and consumers with legally questionable infringement claims. One reform could allow prevailing defendants to recover legal fees — if they can prove the plaintiff’s claim was not reasonable. Another would require attorneys sending vague letters…

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CCIA Welcomes Latest Version of USA Freedom Act

Washington – Representatives Sensenbrenner, Goodlatte, Conyers, and Nadler introduced the latest version of the USA Freedom Act today.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds the bipartisan introduction of this important bill to reform the bulk telephony metadata collection programs conducted by the NSA.  CCIA looks forward to working with Congress to further strengthen and…

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Industry Leaders Ask House Leaders To Support Privacy Act Extension Bill

Washington — Companies and trade associations representing leaders of U.S. industry sent a letter to House leadership Tuesday asking them to pass the Judicial Redress Act of 2015. The letter’s signatories range from organizations like Google and Microsoft to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Computer & Communications Industry Association. The pending legislation extends…

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SaveWirelessChoice.com Coalition Launched

Washington — Today CCIA joined a broad group of public interest groups, wireless carriers, and consumer and trade groups in launching the SaveWirelessChoice.com coalition. SaveWirelessChoice.com is calling for adoption of pro-competitive rules for the 600 MHz incentive auction scheduled for early 2016 to prevent the perpetuation of a spectrum duopoly. The incentive auction will be…

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New civil society and industry coalition urges the EU to strengthen intermediary liability protections

A civil society and industry coalition today sent an open letter to European Commission leaders urging them to strengthen intermediary liability protections in the new European Digital Single Market Strategy set for release on May 6. Signatories include European Digital Rights (EDRi), which represents 35 privacy and civil rights organisation, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT),…

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Congress Introduces Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

Washington — The House and Senate have introduced bipartisan legislation to give the President “fast-track” trade promotion authority (TPA). The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 purports to emphasize the importance of the growing digital economy and does include better protection for the flow of data across borders, but it lacks balanced…

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EU and U.S. leaders present shared Internet policy agenda at CCIA event

U.S. and the EU officials presented an ambitious shared agreement for cooperation on Internet policy at a well-attended stakeholder event hosted by CCIA in Brussels on April 14. CCIA warmly welcomes this statement which addresses many of our proposals to enhance trust and boost digital growth. We applaud the EU and U.S.’ shared commitment to…

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