Senate Judiciary Hears About Wireless Competition Challenges

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee spent time Wednesday more closely examining the state of wireless competition and what is impeding a more competitive marketplace. The hearing comes ahead of a government auction that will license wireless spectrum to be relinquished by TV broadcasters. Lawmakers and the FCC weigh the state of competition when devising…

World Tech Tells UN: Keep Internet Policy Negotiations Open to All Stakeholders

Geneva – The Computer and Communications Industry Association today has joined nine other industry groups  in a joint letter to the Ambassadors of Finland and Tunisia, jointly leading a key UN negotiation New York. The signatories collectively represent a worldwide community of businesses employing hundreds of thousands of people and generating hundreds of billions of…

One Week Before Crucial European Parliament Vote, Internet, Broadcasting Sectors Ally To Call for Robust Open Internet Rules in Europe

Brussels – Today MEPs Sabine Verheyen, Amelia Andersdotter and Marietje Schaake hosted an event in the European Parliament entitled “The Open Internet, Innovation and Economic Growth – The Role of the Telecoms Single Market Proposal.”  The event was jointly supported by the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), the international organisation for the Internet industries, and…

Hyperlinking Remains Legal in the EU – A Win for Internet Users and the Digital Economy

Brussels/Luxembourg — Today the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) handed down the long-awaited judgment in the Svensson case (Case C-466/12). The court was asked whether the provision of a hyperlink leading to copyright-protected works falls under copyright protection requiring the authorization of the rightholder.  The Court held that there the authorization from rightholders…

Commission Policy on Internet Governance Guarantees Support for Free Global Internet, But Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

Brussels – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) welcomes the Communication by the European Commission on Internet Governance Wednesday. An open Internet, and an open and transparent model of Internet governance, is vital to the ongoing development of the Internet – the trading platform of the 21st century. The Commission’s stance is both forward-looking…