CCIA Opposes Federal Technology Mandates

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced its opposition to legislation proposed yesterday by Senator Fritz Hollings (D-South Carolina). The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) of 2002, will force poorly designed and unworkable standards upon industry resulting in a freeze in innovation, a decrease in consumer choice…

Microsoft/DoJ offer little in Revised Settlement

Washington, DC – Microsoft and the Department of Justice late last night proposed a new settlement in the historic antitrust proceedings against the PC operating-system monopoly. The proposal’s backers say the new language makes only “clarifying modifications” to the original. Computer & Communications Industry Association President and CEO Ed Black responded with the following comments:…

CCIA Seeks to Intervene in Microsoft Settlement Hearing

Justice Department, Microsoft want rubber stamp, not public participation Washington, DC – The court overseeing the proposed Microsoft antitrust settlement must hear directly from outside parties before it approves the deal, the Computer & Communications Industry Association said in a filing to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly today. “More than 15,000 people told the Justice Department they…

CCIA Opposes Speech Restrictions on the Internet

Washington, DC – A proposed addition to an international computer crime treaty endangers free speech and could impose broad liability on Internet service providers and websites if ratified, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) said today. CCIA President Ed Black joined a broad coalition of, businesses, industry associations, and civil liberties groups in sending…

Treasury, IRS Announce Efforts to Expand Tax E-Filing

Washington, DC – The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today announced an initiative to expand electronic filing opportunities for taxpayers. The announcement was made as part of the Administration’s “e-Government Quicksilver Program,” which is intended to modernize government and improve the Federal government’s service to the citizen. Ed Black, President and CEO of the…