CCIA Statement on Microsoft/DOJ Settlement Talks

(Washington, DC) — Statement of Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) related to today’s developments concerning Microsoft and the Department of Justice: “Albeit the eleventh hour, we are encouraged by the reports that Microsoft and the Justice Department have entered into serious negotiations aimed at resolving the anticompetitive practices which…

CCIA Welcomes Vision of ProComp Project

(Washington, DC) — At today’s announcement launching ProComp, an alliance formed to promote competition and innovation in the digital age, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Ed Black made the following statement: “We are very pleased at CCIA to be an original and active member of ProComp. The project’s mission rings similar to the…

CCIA Applauds Secretary Daley’s Remarks on Encryption

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), today applauded Secretary of Commerce William Daley’s remarks that U.S. encryption policy is a “failure” and urged the Administration to immediately overhaul that policy. Secretary Daley made his remarks at a gathering hosted by the Information Technology Policy Council, an informal grouping…

CCIA Applauds Secretary Daley's Remarks on Encryption

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), today applauded Secretary of Commerce William Daley’s remarks that U.S. encryption policy is a “failure” and urged the Administration to immediately overhaul that policy. Secretary Daley made his remarks at a gathering hosted by the Information Technology Policy Council, an informal grouping…

CCIA TO CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY MARCH 11th:

Association Sponsoring Industry-Government Roundtable; and Presenting Industry Legend Award to Ethernet Inventor(Washington, DC) — A full day of events will mark the 25th anniversary of the Computer & Communications Industry Association on Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. Founded in 1972, CCIA has dedicated its efforts to preserving full, fair and open…

CCIA Disappointed with Vote to Advance Copyright Legislation

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s vote by the House Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee, John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) expressed his disappointment at the panel’s decision to approve HR 2281, the “WIPO Copyright Treaties Implementation Act,” sending the measure to the full Judiciary Committee. “This bill will stifle innovation…