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Fireside Chat With Hal Varian: Antitrust Bills Would Harm Tech Market, Consumers

Washington – A recent fireside chat with Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian featured discussion on the flawed reasoning behind proposed tech regulations in antitrust bills like S. 2992, H.R. 3825, and H.R. 3826. Together with the Computer & Communications Industry Association’s Director of Research and Economics Trevor Wagener, Hal Varian countered arguments supporting the proposed…

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Upcoming Event: A Tale of the Google Book Settlement and the Public Interest: Conclusions On The Competitive Elements

“A Tale of the Google Book Settlement and the Public Interest: Conclusions On The Competitive Elements” Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:00 – 2:00 pm The National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Video Now Available A debate is brewing over the competitive implications of Google’s book search settlement deal with book publishers and authors. Some believe the deal…

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CCIA Statement on Microsoft Yahoo Search Deal

Microsoft and Yahoo have announced a ten year Internet search deal today. The agreement means Microsoft’s Bing search engine will power the searches on Yahoo’s websites. The following statement can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black: “The fact that this deal preserves Yahoo as an independent company is…

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Fair Use, Other Exceptions To Copyright Law Provide Economic Benefits Too

In response to a study released by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) today regarding the contribution of copyright industries to the U.S. economy, the following statement can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President and CEO Ed Black: “There is no question that copyright-related industries – just like technology and Internet…

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CCIA Applauds Delay In China’s ‘Green Dam’ Project

The Computer & Communications Industry Association appreciates China’s decision to delay implementation of its new Internet censorship tools. China had planned to require all computers sold after July 1 come with Web-filtering software to make it easier to censor content on the Internet. The following statement can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed…

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