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Global Coalition of Industry Groups Offer Digital Recommendations to G7 Leaders

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 16 other tech and business groups today to offer joint recommendations  for G7 leaders. The recommendations precede the  G7 Digital and Technology Ministerial on April 28-29. Representatives from tech organizations in each of the G7 countries and Europe plan to meet April 15 to further discuss…

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CCIA’S Black Supports Bliley Bill on Databases; Cautions Against Legislation That Would Harm the Internet

Washington, D.C., June 15, 1999 – Today before the House Telecommunications Subcommittee, CCIA President Ed Black expressed his support for H.R. 1858, the Consumer and Investor Access to Information Act of 1999.  He also expressed very strong reservations regarding other legislative proposals that would confer market dominance of one database creator over another. In his statement,…

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CCIA President Tells Congress More Encryption Export Reforms Are Needed to Protect National Security, U.S. Competitiveness

Washington, DC, May 19, 1999 – Calling on Congress to relax encryption export controls, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Edward J. Black testified before a congressional panel yesterday afternoon that overly restrictive export controls on encryption products threaten national security interests and competitively disadvantage many strategically important companies within his industry. Encryption is the primary means…

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CCIA Lambastes Chamber, Commends Robb for Y2K Leadership

Washington, DC, May 17, 1999 – Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Edward J. Black today lambasted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for accusing U.S. Senator Chuck Robb, D-VA, of being “missing in action” on crucial Year 2000 (Y2K) legislation.  Nothing could be further from the truth, Black said, noting that Robb has consistently fought…

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CCIA to Hold 1999 Annual Washington Caucus

Washington, DC, May 12, 1999 – The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced today that it will hold its 26th Annual Washington Caucus at The St. Regis hotel in Washington, D.C., from May 23 through May 25.  The Caucus features key government figures, who will discuss, among other policy topics, critical technology and telecommunications industry…

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CEU Action Risks Crippling ISPs, Black Says

Washington, D.C., May 11, 1999 –  Citing the devastating consequences of assigning content responsibility to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is calling upon the Clinton Administration to urge European Union (EU) countries to reject legislation that would hold providers liable for transmissions of illegal Web site content. CCIA President Ed…

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CCIA: Microsoft Not Changing Course with New Desktop OS, Only Delaying Assault on Enterprise Market

Washington, DC, April 8, 1999 – Computer and Communications Industry Association President Edward J. Black is warning consumers and regulators that Microsoft’s announcement of a new desktop version of Windows does not indicate a change in Microsoft’s plan to leverage its desktop monopoly into an enterprise market monopoly. And, he said, that means it is as…

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