‘SAFE’ Encryption Bill Wins Approval of House International Relations Committee

CCIA Applauds Vote As Next Step Toward Securing the Internet for E-Commerce(Washington, DC) — In another critical vote for the future of the Internet and electronic commerce, the House International Relations Committee today voted unanimously to advance HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act.” John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the…

CCIA Wins an Important Vote on Computer Exports

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s U.S. Senate floor vote on the Grams-Boxer amendment to the Department of Defense (DoD) Authorization Bill,CCIA Vice President and General Counsel John Scheibel called the final 72-27 tally a “resounding victory” toward maintaining the important decontrols on high speed computers in place since 1995. The Grams-Boxer amendment substituted for the Cochran-Durbin…

CCIA Says Administration’s E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

CCIA Says Administration's E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

CCIA Says Administration’s E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

CCIA Says Administration's E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

Delay of Tax-Free Internet Bill Poses Significant Threat to Future of Electronic Commerce

(Washington, DC) — CCIA Executive Vice President Glenn Davidson is today expressing the Association’s disappointment that progress on the “Internet Tax Freedom Act” (S. 442) has been derailed. “This is not simply an issue of states’ rights. The full development of the Internet as a legitimate marketplace is at stake. If state and local governments are free…

CCIA Voices Support for Tax-Free Internet Bill As Vote Nears

(Washington, DC) — On the eve of tomorrow’s scheduled vote before the Senate Commerce Committee, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) stated its unyielding support for the “Internet Tax Freedom Act” (S. 442). The measure sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Christopher Cox (R-CA) would establish a national policy against state and local government…