Microsoft Appeal Oral Arguments Set for Feb. 26-27-Keep in Touch with CCIA for Immediate Comment and Analysis

Washington, DC- As the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. District hears oral arguments in Microsoft’s appeal of the court order requiring breakup of the company, keep in touch with CCIA for up-to-the-minute analysis and insight into the issues and arguments before the Court. CCIA’s President and CEO, Ed Black will be available…

Independent Study Concludes Some Government E-Commerce Activities Go Too Far

Economists Propose New Guidelines for Government’s Role in Digital Age Washington, DC- A new report authored by three leading U.S. economists finds that outdated government rules and guidelines have provided an ambiguous environment in which some federal agencies develop highly beneficial Internet initiatives, while others create ventures that encroach dangerously on businesses already served by…

CCIA LAUDS PASSAGE OF TECH IMMIGRATION BILL

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) hailed both Houses of the U.S. Congress for passing S. 2045, the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act. The Senate passed S. 2045 by a vote of 96-1 on Tuesday morning and the House of Representatives followed suit in the evening, sending the bill to…

CCIA President Calls for Moratorium on Government Competition in E-Commerce

Washington, DC- Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President & CEO Ed Black today testified in support of several members of Congress who have asked for an immediate government-wide moratorium on activities that would duplicate or compete with private-sector electronic commerce. In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service and General Government, Black…

CCIA Files Friend of Court Briefs in Napster Case

Washington, DC- Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) joined with others in industry and the technology community in filing two amicus curiae briefs in the Napster v. A&M Records case before the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. While not taking a position on Napster’s potential liability as a contributory or vicarious copyright infringer, the…

CCIA and SIIA File Amicus Requesting Direct Supreme Court Review of Microsoft Case

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) of America today filed and amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the motion by the Justice Department and State Attorneys General for direct review of the U.S. v. Microsoft decision. The government’s motion under the…