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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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Iran Shuts Down Internet Access To Secure Websites

Iran has reportedly blocked its citizens’ access to some secure websites today according to news various reports, though the government has not officially announced an Internet service disruption. Internet users in Iran tell reporters they cannot access Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo email and others report getting to secured banking sites and Facebook is not possible.…

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Study Shows Growing Entertainment Choices, Industry Profits

Concurrent with the MIDEM music business conference in France today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association released a study it commissioned, “The Sky is Rising,” by Mike Masnick, who writes about technology policy for Techdirt and is founder and CEO of Floor 64. The economic report on entertainment over the past decade found that the entertainment industry…

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House, Senate Delay Action On PIPA/SOPA

The House and Senate have both announced plans today to put off consideration of the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The announcement follows record numbers of phone calls to Capitol Hill and millions of signatures on online petitions by Internet users after more than 7,000 websites went dark for…

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PIPA/SOPA Blackout

Here’s an excerpt from CCIA President & CEO Ed Black’s CNN interview — see above or the text of the story below: (CNN) — “Imagine a world without free knowledge”. Those are the words on the home page of Wikipedia, which has taken down its website as part of a coordinated political protest supported by…

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