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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 Says Chinese Censorship Violates Trade Agreements

Chinese Internet users are expressing concern about Google’s announcement that it may shut down its website because of government censorship and recent cyber attacks. Such continued attacks and censorship are contrary to the fundamental operation of the Internet for many reasons, making this issue a concern to all Internet users. The Computer & Communications Industry…

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CCIA Weighs in on Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

The proposed Ticketmaster Live Nation merger should not be approved without conditions to protect competition in the primary and secondary markets for live event ticketing, Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black said in a letter to Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney yesterday. Contrasting the highly competitive markets of e-commerce with the highly consolidated…

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CCIA Launches IP Policy Blog

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is launching its new intellectual property blog today to serve as a forum for tech policy discussions. With the Obama appointees now in place and Congress looking for ways to help the economy grow, CCIA is optimistic about seeing patent reform this year. “As we talk about developing an innovation agenda…

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CCIA Applauds IRS Return Preparer Review

The oversight initiatives contained in the IRS Return Preparer Review are helpful for taxpayers — and those who care about accurate tax returns. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has a history of working with the IRS to protect consumer/taxpayer interests, and today expressed support for the recommendations, which are intended to increase oversight of…

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Howard Schmidt Appointed Cybersecurity Chief

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is issuing the following statement in response to President Obama’s appointment of Howard Schmidt to serve as the nation’s cybersecurity chief. The following statement can be attributed to CCIA spokeswoman Heather Greenfield: “With momentum building on Capitol Hill to move cybersecurity legislation, this appointment comes at a critical time…

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FTC Files Suit Against Intel for Anticompetitive Practices

After investigating allegations of anti-competitive conduct for more than a year, the Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against Intel, accusing the company of using its dominant position in the chip making market to block competitors’ products. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been a long-standing advocate for competition in the technology marketplace for…

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