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Copyright Office Releases “Copyright Protections for Press Publishers” Report

Washington – The Copyright Office released its report “Copyright Protections for Press Publishers” today. The report, at the request of Congress, evaluated the copyright protections for press publishers under existing law and recommended against adding European-style ancillary copyright rules. According to a statement from the Copyright Office on the report, “After carefully evaluating the information…

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CCIA Warns of Competitive Harm of AT&T-Comcast Merger

Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America Highlight Consumer Harm at Joint News Conference Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association today appeared with two of the nation’s most respected consumer advocates, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, at a news briefing to discuss the competitive and consumer harm of the proposed…

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CCIA Objects to Online Personal Privacy Act

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) announced its opposition to new privacy legislation introduced by Senator Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) today. The bill is Sen. Hollings’ latest version of various privacy proposals he has put forward in recent years. “We certainly appreciate Senator Hollings’ efforts to ameliorate the harm this legislation would…

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CCIA Opposes Federal Technology Mandates

Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced its opposition to legislation proposed yesterday by Senator Fritz Hollings (D-South Carolina). The Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (CBDTPA) of 2002, will force poorly designed and unworkable standards upon industry resulting in a freeze in innovation, a decrease in consumer choice…

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