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CCIA Expresses Disappointment In Flawed 9th Circuit Qualcomm Decision

Washington — The 9th Circuit today overturned a district court decision by Judge Lucy Koh, holding that Qualcomm had not violated the antitrust laws by refusing to license competitors in violation of its contractual obligation to do so, by refusing to sell chips unless the customer first took a patent license, and by engaging in…

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CCIA Disappointed with Vote to Advance Copyright Legislation

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s vote by the House Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee, John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) expressed his disappointment at the panel’s decision to approve HR 2281, the “WIPO Copyright Treaties Implementation Act,” sending the measure to the full Judiciary Committee. “This bill will stifle innovation…

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CCIA Praises Wisdom of Microsoft/DOJ Contempt Settlement

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called today’s settlement between Microsoft and the Justice Department to end contempt proceedings “a significant victory for our industry and for consumers.” He said, “this agreement allows for continued legitimate competition in the browser market and provides computer manufacturers and consumers with choice.…

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CCIA Offers “Friend Of The Court” Brief In Support Of Justice Department Litigation Against Microsoft

(Washington, DC) — In a news conference this morning at the National Press Club, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), made the following statement: Good morning and thank you for coming. I am Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association. For those of you who are unfamiliar with…

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CCIA Endorses Boucher-Campbell Digital Copyright Bill

(Washington, DC) — John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is pleased to announce the association’s support of HR 3048, the Digital Era Copyright Enhancement Act introduced by Reps. Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Tom Campbell (R- CA). “The Boucher-Campbell bill paves the road to the 21st century. In a…

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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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