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CCIA Statement Ahead Of Reported Senate Antitrust Legislation

Washington — According to various news reports, members of the Senate are poised to introduce legislation that would dramatically change antitrust rules for just a few U.S. companies. The House Judiciary Committee had previously passed legislation that would limit mergers and acquisitions for several companies and also require them to share data with competitors and…

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CCIA Expresses Concerns over Intellectual Property Bill

Responding to yesterday’s introduction of H.R. 4279, the “Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007” (PROIPA) in the House of Representatives, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President & CEO Ed Black expressed concerns about the legislation. The following statement may be attributed to Mr. Black: “Our intellectual property laws should penalize…

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CCIA Sees Peru FTA Approval as Positive, but Unbalanced Intellectual Property Provisions a Growing Problem

The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) welcomed the United States Senate’s bipartisan approval of H.R. 3688, the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act, but expressed reservations about the continued inclusion of overly broad intellectual property protection provisions in the current free trade agreement template. The Peru agreement is the first of the four…

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Appeals Court Patent Ruling Could Hamstring Tech Markets, Cause Consumer Uncertainty, CCIA Tells Supreme Court

Patent holders should not be able to demand royalties from all subsequent buyers once a product is sold into the stream of commerce, the Computer & Communications Industry Association argued in a friend-of-the-court brief before the Supreme Court. In documents filed earlier this week, CCIA attorneys urged the high court to invalidate so-called “conditional sales”…

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CCIA Praises House Passage of Broadband Bill

The Computer & Communications Industry Association praised passage of House legislation that promises to dramatically improve the nation’s ability to identify places unserved by high-speed Internet connections. The Broadband Census of America Act of 2007 (H.R. 3919), sponsored by Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-MA), reflects growing bipartisan consensus on the need for universal availability of…

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No Blanket Immunity For Illegal Surveillance, CCIA's Black Tells Senate Panel

“Proposed reforms to the federal government’s wiretapping powers must protect the Constitution while providing industry with clear rules regarding under what circumstances it must aid government surveillance efforts”, CCIA President & CEO Ed Black told a Senate panel this morning. Black also testified against retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies who allegedly illegally spied on Americans…

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