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Senate Judiciary Advances Measure To Give Government Greater Control Over Online Content, Opens Risks For Online Security Through Patchwork Of State Laws

Washington — The Senate Judiciary Committee took a step toward approving legislation, S. 3398, the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies” (EARNIT) Act, which would weaken the law companies rely upon to address objectionable activity online, commonly referred to as Section 230. In March, when the bill was introduced, the Computer & Communications…

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CCIA Testifies at House Antitrust Hearing

Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black is scheduled to testify Thursday at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing, “Competition in the Evolving Digital Marketplace.” Antitrust oversight has received more attention since the Obama administration and Black has been an advocate for balanced competition policy for the high tech industry for 25 years.…

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Latest ACTA Draft An Improvement, But Does Not Fix Disharmony In International Laws On Copyright Limitations And Exceptions: CCIA

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution today that shows the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement may face an uphill battle getting approval in Europe. Written Declaration 12 denounces the secrecy of the international agreement that aims to increase intellectual property enforcement and also warns that the proposed agreement could harm fundamental freedoms and the ecosystem of the Internet.…

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FTC – Intel Settlement: Will It Stop Anticompetitive Practices? The Devil Will be in the Details

Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Intel that attempts to halt the company’s anticompetitive behavior and at least partially reverse its effects. CCIA echoes the comments of Chairman Jon Leibowitz of the FTC who stated that the “sum total of all of [Intel’s] anticompetitive conduct…bolstered Intel’s monopoly and harmed consumers by…

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CCIA Supports New Bill to Address Organized Retail Theft

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the introduction of H.R. 5932, the Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Act, by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.. The bill would establish an Organized Retail Theft Investigation and Prosecution Unit (ORTIP) in the Department of Justice. CCIA supports efforts to stop organized retail criminals, but previous legislative attempts…

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CCIA Supports Resolution Against Internet Tax Collection

The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., for introducing H. Res. 1570, a resolution with co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle that would stop any new burdensome or unfair tax collecting requirements on small online businesses.  Rep. Hodes is a leader who understands how important the continuing development of e-commerce…

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