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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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CCIA’s Response To FCC Query On Google Voice

In response to requests from AT&T, the FCC has announced an inquiry into Google Voice. AT&T filed a complaint accusing Google Voice, a free, innovative web application, of not allowing calls to certain numbers with high access charges. The FCC has signaled it supports more competition on the Internet and the Computer & Communications Industry…

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If Not Balanced IP Can Do More Harm Than Good To Innovation

Washington – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its Intellectual Property Summit today that included a barrage of questionable numbers about “piracy” losses from the entertainment industry that cast IP theft as the most dangerous threat to our economy. Sadly, no statistics were offered on the cost of frivolous IP lawsuits or the economic contributions…

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Carriers Try to Confuse Net Neutrality Issue

Since the FCC chairman’s announcement last week that he would work to enforce network neutrality principles, some large carriers initially questioned the need for regulatory action and are now trying tactics to distract from the real debate. The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauded Julius Genachowski’s announcement last week that he wanted the FCC to…

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