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CCIA Statement on Conclusions of 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, Joint Industry Statement on E-Commerce Moratorium

Washington – The WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) took place on June 12-16. Trade ministers met to review the functioning of the multilateral trading system and to take action on the future work of the WTO.  At the conclusion of these meetings, WTO Members renewed the longstanding moratorium on applying customs duties on electronic transmissions, often…

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IBM To Be Hit With Another Antitrust Complaint

T3 Technologies formally announced today it had retained counsel to file an antitrust complaint against IBM in Europe. T3 is a small mainframe supplier, which bills itself on its website as an alternative to being bound by IBM. The European Commission is already investigating an antitrust complaint filed against IBM by Platform Solutions, Inc., which…

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FCC To Vote Tomorrow On Network Management Violation

The FCC is scheduled to vote Friday on whether Comcast violated federal rules when it slowed down the transmission of files for those using the video sharing application BitTorrent. Comcast attempted to defend its actions saying P2P file sharing uses lots of bandwidth and slowing traffic was a network management practice needed to prevent congestion…

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CCIA Files Amicus Brief In Patent Office Case

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has joined a coalition of ten other non-profit and public interest groups including The Public Patent Foundation, AARP and the Software Freedom Law Center today to file an amicus brief in a pending patent office rules case. The brief supports the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office plans to implement…

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CCIA To Monitor Results, Actions From Expanded Intel Antitrust Investigation

European regulators have filed new antitrust charges against Intel today. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition confirmed today that it had sent Intel a supplementary Statement of Objections (SSO) outlining its preliminary conclusion that Intel has engaged in three additional elements of abusive conduct. These new charges accuse Intel of providing rebates to a prominent…

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