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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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IBM Hit with Another Antitrust Complaint in Europe

Earlier today in Brussels, a European open source company hit IBM with another antitrust complaint. The company, TurboHercules, manufactures a product aimed at providing mainframe users with a low cost alternative for some of their most crucial applications and data. TurboHercules’ allegations closely resemble other complaints filed against IBM in the European Commission and also…

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CCIA Welcomes FCC’s National Broadband Plan

The FCC releases its National Broadband Plan Tuesday. The goal, originally outlined during President Obama’s 2008 campaign is ubiquitous affordable, high speed access to an open Internet to boost investment, innovation and economic opportunity for many millions more Americans. After years of calling for a national broadband plan and watching as other nations surpass the…

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CCIA Welcomes FCC's National Broadband Plan

The FCC releases its National Broadband Plan Tuesday. The goal, originally outlined during President Obama’s 2008 campaign is ubiquitous affordable, high speed access to an open Internet to boost investment, innovation and economic opportunity for many millions more Americans. After years of calling for a national broadband plan and watching as other nations surpass the…

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CCIA Praises European Parliament Action Against ACTA

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement under negotiation encountered some staunch disagreement in Europe. The European Parliament voted 663-13 today on a resolution demanding the European Commission release all negotiating texts and brief the Parliament on the secretive agreement. ACTA is an executive agreement under negotiation that could change the way copyright laws are enforced around the…

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Upcoming Event: CCIA Hosts Telecom/Internet 101 Congressional Briefing

Computer & Communications Industry Association Telecom/Internet 101 Congressional Briefing Monday, March 8 Materials: CCIA’s Telecommunications and Internet Policy Guide Vint Cerf’s presentation “The Open Internet” Jerry James’ presentation “Overview of the History of the Telecommunications Industry” Speaker Bios: Ed Black, President & CEO, CCIA Vint Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the Internet Amy Levine, Subcommittee…

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