CCIA President Tells Congress More Encryption Export Reforms Are Needed to Protect National Security, U.S. Competitiveness

Washington, DC, May 19, 1999 – Calling on Congress to relax encryption export controls, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Edward J. Black testified before a congressional panel yesterday afternoon that overly restrictive export controls on encryption products threaten national security interests and competitively disadvantage many strategically important companies within his industry. Encryption is the primary means…

CCIA Lambastes Chamber, Commends Robb for Y2K Leadership

Washington, DC, May 17, 1999 – Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Edward J. Black today lambasted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for accusing U.S. Senator Chuck Robb, D-VA, of being “missing in action” on crucial Year 2000 (Y2K) legislation.  Nothing could be further from the truth, Black said, noting that Robb has consistently fought…

CCIA to Hold 1999 Annual Washington Caucus

Washington, DC, May 12, 1999 – The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced today that it will hold its 26th Annual Washington Caucus at The St. Regis hotel in Washington, D.C., from May 23 through May 25.  The Caucus features key government figures, who will discuss, among other policy topics, critical technology and telecommunications industry…

CEU Action Risks Crippling ISPs, Black Says

Washington, D.C., May 11, 1999 –  Citing the devastating consequences of assigning content responsibility to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is calling upon the Clinton Administration to urge European Union (EU) countries to reject legislation that would hold providers liable for transmissions of illegal Web site content. CCIA President Ed…

CCIA: Microsoft Not Changing Course with New Desktop OS, Only Delaying Assault on Enterprise Market

Washington, DC, April 8, 1999 – Computer and Communications Industry Association President Edward J. Black is warning consumers and regulators that Microsoft’s announcement of a new desktop version of Windows does not indicate a change in Microsoft’s plan to leverage its desktop monopoly into an enterprise market monopoly. And, he said, that means it is as…

CCIA: Outcome of Microsoft Discussion Is No Surprise

Talks Justify Network Market Remedies   Washington, D.C., March 31, 1999 – Following yesterday’s Washington meeting of the major players in the government’s landmark antitrust case against Microsoft Corporation, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President and CEO Ed Black issued the following statement: “We are not surprised by the outcome of yesterday’s discussions and the…

CCIA Endorses Critical Encryption Legislation

Washington, D.C., March 29, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) last week endorsed encryption legislation, the Security and Freedom Through Encryption, (SAFE) Act, that would provide significant export relief to both generally available and custom-designed computer software and hardware products. In a letter to Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Henry Hyde, CCIA…

CCIA Urges Subcommittee to Preserve Access to Databases

Washington, D.C., March 17, 1999 – Calling on Congress to avoid imposing restrictions on compilations of information available to the public, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today submitted testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee, opposing the database legislation being considered.  CCIA urged the panel to move cautiously and to ensure that factual…