New Study Highlights US$ 5.6 Trillion Global Benefit of Online Applications

Brussels, BELGIUM — A German research institute, WIK, (Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste) has released a new study on the economic and social contribution of online applications consumers use to do everything from sharing videos, paying for groceries, communicating through voice, video and messaging, and engaging in rich interaction with friends and colleagues. WIK…

CCIA Hires Joshua Landau As Patent Counsel

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association is pleased to announce it has hired Joshua Landau as patent counsel. Landau will be the lead blogger for CCIA’s Patent Progress, advocate for patent reform and handle CCIA’s regulatory and legal work on patents. Landau joined CCIA from WilmerHale, where he represented clients in patent litigation,…

CCIA Welcomes Appointment of MEP Gabriel to European Commissioner Digital Role

Brussels, BELGIUM — Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel has been officially nominated to take over the European Commissioner post responsible for society and the digital economy. The European Parliament will now need to approve her appointment and portfolio previously handled by European Commissioner Günther Oettinger, now responsible for EU budget issues. The Computer & Communications Industry…

CCIA, Tech Companies Ask Court To Rehear, Remedy Copyright Case Involving DMCA Issues

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association has filed a joint amicus brief Monday night in a copyright case. The previous ruling, if left unchanged, could threaten important liability protections for some internet sites that review user-posted content before it appears online. CCIA joined several of its members and other tech companies in asking…

DG Competition Reveals Final Report of E-Commerce Sector Inquiry; Online Marketplace Bans Hold Back E-Commerce

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today DG Competition published its final report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry. The sector inquiry was launched in May 2015 as part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. Its aim is to identify competition concerns in European e-commerce markets and private barriers to the completion of a digital single market. As…