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Ad Tech Bill Would Alter Law, Digital Advertising Business For Some Companies, Setting Dangerous Precedent For Antitrust Regulation

Washington – A newly introduced bill in the Senate would bar companies that process $20 billion in digital ad transactions from participating in the digital ad ecosystem. The bill introduced by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is among the more aggressive and narrowly tailored among various bills aimed at the tech industry. The bill gerrymanders regulations…

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CCIA Calls On FCC To Release Preliminary Findings on AT&T

Just before the holiday the FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski circulated an order to fellow commissioners that would refer the AT&T merger to an administrative law judge for review. The decision was based on staff recommendations after examining the consumer harm from AT&T’s proposed takeover of its competitor T-Mobile. Today the Computer & Communications Industry Association…

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Judiciary Committee Holds Lopsided SOPA Hearing Today

The House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on broad new Internet regulations, which have been opposed by cybersecurity experts, technology and consumer electronic business associations, law professors, free speech groups, venture capitalists and Internet users. Unfortunately none of these opponents was given a seat at the lopsided hearing today. Much of the Twitter traffic…

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Senate Introduces More Online Sales Tax Legislation

The Computer & Communications Industry Association opposes the Marketplace Fairness Act, the latest bill seeking to impose burdensome state and local tax collecting requirements on online retailers — regardless of physical presence. This bill, introduced today by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., is similar to Sen. Durbin’s…

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