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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's BLACK TESTIFIES ON INDUSTRY COMPETITION AND ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

(Washington, DC) — Citing the importance of maintaining healthy competition within the computer and communications industry to inspire innovation and provide consumers with choices, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), today urged lawmakers and regulators to continue monitoring competition and remain ever vigilant in the prosecution of anticompetitive behaviors. In testimony…

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CCIA’s BLACK TESTIFIES ON INDUSTRY COMPETITION AND ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

(Washington, DC) — Citing the importance of maintaining healthy competition within the computer and communications industry to inspire innovation and provide consumers with choices, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), today urged lawmakers and regulators to continue monitoring competition and remain ever vigilant in the prosecution of anticompetitive behaviors. In testimony…

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CCIA Finds Significant Omissions In Report Of Critical Infrastructure Commission

Industry Should Be Concerned More About What The Commission Didn’t Say, Than What It Did(Washington, DC) — “The Commission’s vague recommendations and perceived infrastructure threat give me great cause for alarm,” said Glenn K. Davidson, executive vice president of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). “It makes me think the government wishes to make wholesale…

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CCIA: Justice Contempt Action Against Microsoft is Justified and Necessary

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds the U. S. Justice Department for identifying anti-competitive practices within the computer and communications industry and taking steps to end some of them. In this case, Justice has targeted Microsoft for requiring personal computer manufacturers to license and distribute its Internet browser, Internet Explorer — along…

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CCIA Endorses Ashcroft Digital Copyright Bill

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today pledged his support of S.1146, the “Digital Copyright and Technology Education Act” introduced by Senator John Ashcroft(R-MO). “Senator Ashcrosft’s bill pave the road to the 21st century. In a single piece of legislation he has managed to protect transmission of information on…

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'SAFE' Encryption Bill Wins Approval of House International Relations Committee

CCIA Applauds Vote As Next Step Toward Securing the Internet for E-Commerce(Washington, DC) — In another critical vote for the future of the Internet and electronic commerce, the House International Relations Committee today voted unanimously to advance HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act.” John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the…

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