Senate Approves Russia Trade Measure With Internet Censorship Provisions

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes Senate passage today of legislation extending permanent normal trade relations to the Russian Federation by a vote of 92-4.  The bill combines the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, addressing the issues of human rights violations and corruption in Russia, with legislation removing application of the Jackson-Vanik…

CCIA Opposes Online Sales Tax Collection Amendment to Defense Authorization Bill

The FCC has approved the mandatory data request for the carrier wholesale and broadband for business markets.  This is a step towards addressing the market failure known as special access, which involves the rates American businesses pay the largest telecommunications carriers for broadband connections to the Internet.  For many years, the FCC has been discussing reforms to…

CCIA Highlights Report On Trade Implications of WCIT Proposals

Brussels, 28 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes today’s release of a report it commissioned that details how proposals at a diplomatic conference in Dubai next month on Internet control could violate existing international trade obligations. “Whither Global Rules for the Internet? The implications of the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) for…

Congress Approves Russia Trade Measure With Internet Censorship Provisions

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes House passage today of legislation extending permanent normal trade relations to the Russian Federation by a vote of 365-43.  In addition to removing application of the Jackson-Vanik amendment to Russia, the bill combines the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act addressing the issues of human rights violations…

CCIA Launches Patent Progress Blog

The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is launching a new blog that will provide timely analysis on high tech patent news. Patent Progress will cover news on patent trolls, privateers and the patent wars that have made headlines in recent years and blocked key consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets from the market. The following statement…

Internet Radio Fairness Coalition Launches With CCIA As Founding Member

Those concerned about outdated laws that discourage new companies from offering  music to consumers over the Internet have formed a coalition to advocate for modernizing the copyright performance royalty rate setting process that now discriminates against new market entrants. The Computer & Communications Industry Association is joining other organizations and companies today to launch the Internet…

CCIA Joins Owners’ Rights Initiative

The Supreme Court hears arguments next week in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, which could impact whether owners have the right to resell books, music and movies at anything from yard sales to online markets. Some copyright holders have brought the case in hopes of altering the law, which for more than 100 years has given consumers…