EU Countries’ Adopted Position on Copyright Will Hurt Internet Users and Digital Sector

Brussels — European Member States agreed today on a mandate to negotiate with the European Parliament on the proposed Directive for copyright in the digital single market. The adopted text will cause irreparable damages to Europe’s fundamental rights, economy, competitiveness, education, research, innovation and creativity. Despite overwhelming evidence that the creation of a neighbouring right…

CCIA’s Response To Anti-Facebook Ad Campaign

Washington — Several groups have launched a six figure ad campaign to put political pressure on the FTC to break up Facebook.  These groups, however, fail to identify the competition harm that such an action would remedy, putting the cart before the horse.   The Computer & Communications Industry Association has supported antitrust investigations and…

CCIA Calls For In Depth Investigation Of Proposed Merger Of T-Mobile And Sprint

Washington — Sprint and T-Mobile announced plans to merge Sunday. The third and fourth largest mobile phone carriers said the merger would help them compete with the two largest companies AT&T and Verizon. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been a voice for greater competition within the technology industry since it was founded in…

European Commission Proposes Plan To Tackle Disinformation Online

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission has released its Communication on “Tackling online disinformation,” aimed at improving information transparency, diversity and credibility through inclusive solutions. The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the multi-stakeholder approach chosen by the Commission, which we believe appropriately addresses this complicated issue. The Commission specifically wants to develop an EU-wide…

European Commission Proposes New Regulation On Platform-to-Business Relations

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission today presented a new proposal for a Regulation affecting many online platforms and search engines. The proposed Regulation on “promoting fairness and transparency for business users of intermediation services” will require online intermediation services to offer business customers using these services more transparency on terms and conditions, rankings and…