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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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CCIA Seeks to Intervene in Microsoft Settlement Hearing

Justice Department, Microsoft want rubber stamp, not public participation Washington, DC – The court overseeing the proposed Microsoft antitrust settlement must hear directly from outside parties before it approves the deal, the Computer & Communications Industry Association said in a filing to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly today. “More than 15,000 people told the Justice Department they…

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CCIA Opposes Speech Restrictions on the Internet

Washington, DC – A proposed addition to an international computer crime treaty endangers free speech and could impose broad liability on Internet service providers and websites if ratified, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) said today. CCIA President Ed Black joined a broad coalition of, businesses, industry associations, and civil liberties groups in sending…

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Treasury, IRS Announce Efforts to Expand Tax E-Filing

Washington, DC – The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today announced an initiative to expand electronic filing opportunities for taxpayers. The announcement was made as part of the Administration’s “e-Government Quicksilver Program,” which is intended to modernize government and improve the Federal government’s service to the citizen. Ed Black, President and CEO of the…

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Microsoft/DOJ Settlement Clouded by Unprecedented Lobbying

Journalist Concludes is Reward for Political Efforts Washington, DC – Microsoft has engaged in a “pattern and practice of political influence peddling in many ways unprecedented in modern political history,” independent journalist and consultant Edward Roeder told the court overseeing the Microsoft antitrust trial today. The independent submission, filed as part of Tunney Act proceedings…

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CCIA Urges Court to Reject Microsoft/DOJ Settlement

Group says Settlement Is Not In Public Interest Washington, DC – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today asked a federal court to reject the Microsoft/Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement because it will not significantly alter Microsoft’s unlawful behavior nor restore competition to the technology industry. Over the past two years, nine different federal…

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