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…

CCIA Criticizes FBI Interference with NTT-Verio Deal

Washington, DC- The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), criticized the FBI’s use of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process to further other, unrelated policy goals in reviewing the sale of Verio Inc. to NTT America. Those policy goals may include exerting pressure on the Japanese government to lower interconnection…

CCIA concerned about government’s expanding role in e-commerce

Letter sent to Administration asks for reevaluation of current government plans   Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), along with the American Electronics Association (AEA) and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), sent a letter to the Administration that expressed concern regarding the developing trend of governments’ role in electronic commerce.…