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…

Jason Mahler Named CCIA Vice President and General Counsel

Washington, D.C., March 15, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced that Jason M. Mahler has joined the trade group as vice president and general counsel. CCIA is an international, nonprofit alliance of computer and communications firms. Its membership includes CEOs and senior executives representing, among other businesses, computer equipment manufacturers, software…

CCIA Urges FCC to Expedite Licensing of Japan-U.S. Cable

Washington, D.C., March 4, 1999 – Citing the potential for harm to telecommunications carriers and consumers, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject anti-competitive efforts to delay licensing a new, trans-Pacific telecommunications cable that would increase bandwidth and improve carrier services significantly. In a letter to…