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CCIA Statement Ahead Of Reported Senate Antitrust Legislation

Washington — According to various news reports, members of the Senate are poised to introduce legislation that would dramatically change antitrust rules for just a few U.S. companies. The House Judiciary Committee had previously passed legislation that would limit mergers and acquisitions for several companies and also require them to share data with competitors and…

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CCIA: Justice Contempt Action Against Microsoft is Justified and Necessary

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds the U. S. Justice Department for identifying anti-competitive practices within the computer and communications industry and taking steps to end some of them. In this case, Justice has targeted Microsoft for requiring personal computer manufacturers to license and distribute its Internet browser, Internet Explorer — along…

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CCIA Endorses Ashcroft Digital Copyright Bill

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today pledged his support of S.1146, the “Digital Copyright and Technology Education Act” introduced by Senator John Ashcroft(R-MO). “Senator Ashcrosft’s bill pave the road to the 21st century. In a single piece of legislation he has managed to protect transmission of information on…

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'SAFE' Encryption Bill Wins Approval of House International Relations Committee

CCIA Applauds Vote As Next Step Toward Securing the Internet for E-Commerce(Washington, DC) — In another critical vote for the future of the Internet and electronic commerce, the House International Relations Committee today voted unanimously to advance HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act.” John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the…

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‘SAFE’ Encryption Bill Wins Approval of House International Relations Committee

CCIA Applauds Vote As Next Step Toward Securing the Internet for E-Commerce(Washington, DC) — In another critical vote for the future of the Internet and electronic commerce, the House International Relations Committee today voted unanimously to advance HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act.” John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the…

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CCIA Wins an Important Vote on Computer Exports

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s U.S. Senate floor vote on the Grams-Boxer amendment to the Department of Defense (DoD) Authorization Bill,CCIA Vice President and General Counsel John Scheibel called the final 72-27 tally a “resounding victory” toward maintaining the important decontrols on high speed computers in place since 1995. The Grams-Boxer amendment substituted for the Cochran-Durbin…

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CCIA Says Administration’s E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

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