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CCIA Expresses Concern About DOJ Proposal Aimed At Social Media Companies Ahead Of Election

Washington — Weeks before the election, the Department of Justice is submitting a rare legislative proposal to Congress today to alter the law that allows social media sites to flag or remove misinformation and nefarious content. Attorney General William Barr is also expected to meet with Republican attorneys general today regarding unsubstantiated claims that social…

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Independent Study Concludes Some Government E-Commerce Activities Go Too Far

Economists Propose New Guidelines for Government’s Role in Digital Age Washington, DC- A new report authored by three leading U.S. economists finds that outdated government rules and guidelines have provided an ambiguous environment in which some federal agencies develop highly beneficial Internet initiatives, while others create ventures that encroach dangerously on businesses already served by…

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CCIA LAUDS PASSAGE OF TECH IMMIGRATION BILL

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) hailed both Houses of the U.S. Congress for passing S. 2045, the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act. The Senate passed S. 2045 by a vote of 96-1 on Tuesday morning and the House of Representatives followed suit in the evening, sending the bill to…

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CCIA President Calls for Moratorium on Government Competition in E-Commerce

Washington, DC- Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President & CEO Ed Black today testified in support of several members of Congress who have asked for an immediate government-wide moratorium on activities that would duplicate or compete with private-sector electronic commerce. In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service and General Government, Black…

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CCIA Files Friend of Court Briefs in Napster Case

Washington, DC- Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) joined with others in industry and the technology community in filing two amicus curiae briefs in the Napster v. A&M Records case before the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. While not taking a position on Napster’s potential liability as a contributory or vicarious copyright infringer, the…

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