Scrapped Indian internet law is big win for freedom of speech online

India’s Supreme Court today, March 24, vetoed a controversial 2009 amendment to India’s Information Technology Act.  The court found it unconstitutional as a restriction on freedom of speech online. The amendment made posting information on social media of “grossly offensive or menacing character” punishable by up to three years in jail. The law was challenged…

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CCIA Expresses Concern Over Florida Proposal to Regulate Internet Content Sites

Washington – This week Florida legislators are considering proposals that could undermine core principles that have helped keep the Internet open and free.  They would force website owners and operators to publicly display their name, address, and telephone number or e-mail address if they make available commercial recordings or audiovisual works, and failure to do…

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“Internet Opportunity” Report Charts Europe’s Productivity Gains

Brussels –The Internet is helping traditional industries in Europe remain competitive, according to a new report released by the  Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and EDiMA Wednesday. The paper “The Internet – the New Helping the Old” helps quantify the Internet’s role in the economy as an enabler of other industries. Report author Brian…

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Breakfast with Edward Snowden

Austin — I wasn’t expecting it. Dinner with the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Prime Minister). After dinner drinks with Hulk Hogan. Breakfast the next morning with Edward Snowden. Not dining companions I was expecting. The unifying factor for this unlikely combination: The SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Hulk Hogan’s session on content was fascinating and…

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Register Now: The Internet Opportunity

On March 24, CCIA Europe and EDiMA, with the support from a wide range of stakeholders working on Internet matters, invite you to join us for our latest publication event, “The Internet Opportunity”. Our latest joint report, “The Internet – the New Helping the Old”, illustrates how the Internet helps traditional industries to remain competitive and…

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New H-4 Spouse Regulation is Welcome Action to Address Burden on Skilled Foreign Talent

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule on extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B workers who are applying for employment-based green cards. The rule was originally proposed last May. CCIA commends the administration for recognizing the need to “support the goals of attracting and…

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