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CCIA Calls For Strong U.S. Response as Result of Section 301 Investigations into Digital Tax

Washington — The U.S. Trade Representative has released its reports in the Section 301 investigations into the digital services taxes (DSTs) of the United Kingdom, Spain, and Austria. USTR concluded that these taxes were discriminatory against U.S. tech firms, and are inconsistent with prevailing principles of international taxation, and burden U.S. commerce. This follows last…

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CCIA Praises FCC Open Internet Announcement

Washington – The FCC has wasted no time in launching a proceeding to determine a new way forward on protecting access to an open Internet. The Computer & Communications Industry Association appreciates this reaffirmation of the FCC’s commitment to greater broadband access and opportunity. The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “The…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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CCIA Welcomes Release Of Republicans’ Immigration Standards

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) welcomes the release of the House Republican Conference’s “Standards for Immigration Reform.”  In its Preamble, the leadership declares that Washington’s failure to fix the broken immigration system is hurting our economy, and commits to working in a bipartisan manner to solve these problems.  Regarding the legal…

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