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USTR Releases Annual Report Identifying Digital Trade Barriers

Washington — The U.S. Trade Representative has issued its annual National Trade Estimates (NTE) report that noted the expanded use of digital trade barriers by trading partners. For the 2020 Report, USTR reiterated concerns with the rise in digital services taxes, restrictions on cross-border data flows and data localization requirements, Internet censorship, and online content-based…

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Senate Introduces More Online Sales Tax Legislation

The Computer & Communications Industry Association opposes the Marketplace Fairness Act, the latest bill seeking to impose burdensome state and local tax collecting requirements on online retailers — regardless of physical presence. This bill, introduced today by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., is similar to Sen. Durbin’s…

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Study Adds To Link Between Venture Capitalist Investment, Legal Certainty On Copyright Liability For U.S. Cloud Computing Companies

A new economic study adds to evidence that more legal certainty about liability can lead to increased venture capitalist investment in a growing industry — cloud computing. Harvard Business School Professor Josh Lerner, whose research often focuses on venture capital investment and innovation, has examined the impact of the 2008 Cartoon Network v. Cablevision decision,…

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Senate Introduces Resolution Opposing More Online Sales Tax Legislation

The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and his co-sponsors, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Sen. Mark Begich, D-AK, for introducing S. Res. 309, a bipartisan resolution opposing any Congressional legislation granting state governments authority to impose new burdensome…

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Controversial Internet Censorship Bill Introduced In House

Several House members have introduced a controversial bill that could interrupt access to legal websites and compromise the stability and security of the Internet itself. This bill would allow the Justice Department to blacklist Internet sites that allegedly facilitate intellectual property rights infringement, and not only cut them off from U.S. advertisers and financial services…

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CCIA Welcomes Increased Scrutiny of China’s Internet Restrictions

The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds today’s action by the United States Trade Representative requesting detailed information regarding China’s Internet restrictions. Using an official process provided for by the WTO treaty, the USTR asked a detailed array of questions on how Chinese information restrictions operate. CCIA has long articulated the need to treat such…

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CCIA Applauds Event Highlighting Outdated Privacy Rules

A bipartisan group of nonprofit privacy advocates is hosting a retro tech fair and press conference today. The goal is to highlight for Congress the need to reform the nation’s surveillance laws – which are outdated in the digital age. Modern technology exposes Americans’ lives to law enforcement and governmental prying without adequate protections. Emails,…

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