CCIA Petitions FCC To Amend Definition Of Universal Service

Universal Service should be redefined to ensure low-income consumers have access broadband service, according to a petition the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed with the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, has noted that broadband communication is becoming the “great economic engine of our time” while others like Commissioner…

CCIA Reaction To Obama Win, Senate Changes

We congratulate President-elect Obama, Vice President-elect Biden, and all those elected to the Senate and House who face historic challenges and opportunities. President-elect Barack Obama used technology and the Internet in unprecedented ways to organize volunteers, raise money and communicate his position on issues. The Computer & Communications Industry Association looks forward to seeing how…

CCIA Says Hollywood Suit Seeks To Stifle Innovation

The Motion Picture Association, which represents six Hollywood movie studios, announced those studios are suing RealNetworks Inc. for releasing software Tuesday that allows consumers to copy DVDs onto their computer’s hard drive. The studios are asking for a temporary restraining order saying the downloadable software Real DVD violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by bypassing…

DOJ Antitrust Report Creates Uncertainty

The Department of Justice released a report on Antitrust Monopoly Law yesterday. The report, “Competition and Monopoly: Single-Firm Conduct Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act,” sought to examine whether specific types of conduct run foul of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. In response to the report, Ed Black, President & CEO of the…

IBM To Be Hit With Another Antitrust Complaint

T3 Technologies formally announced today it had retained counsel to file an antitrust complaint against IBM in Europe. T3 is a small mainframe supplier, which bills itself on its website as an alternative to being bound by IBM. The European Commission is already investigating an antitrust complaint filed against IBM by Platform Solutions, Inc., which…