Congress Considers Risky App Store Regulation Bill During Lame-Duck

Bill Would Increase Security Risks for Consumers’ Mobile Devices and Limit Covered Companies’ Ability to Regulate Hate Speech and Misinformation Washington – Senators have considered attaching the Open App Markets Act (OAMA) to lame duck legislation, according to various news reports. OAMA would regulate the relationship between app stores and apps, pressure online app stores…

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CCIA Applauds Industry Leaders' Announcement of Open Mobile Architecture

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) heartily endorsed today’s announcement by Nokia and other industry leaders of a new open standard software initiative to bridge the transition to a truly mobile Internet experience, the open mobile architecture. Throughout its history, CCIA has been dedicated to preserving full, fair and open competition throughout…

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Settlement or Sellout?

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) released the following statement in response to press reports indicating the Justice Department on the verge of forfeiting an effective remedy in the Microsoft antitrust trial: · The current settlement proposal will do little to protect consumers, competition, entrepreneurs, and innovation. It is clear the proposal…

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CCIA Applauds Liberty Alliance Announcement

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) provides its enthusiastic support for the formation of the “Liberty Alliance Project,” a new business alliance to form an open, federated, interoperable system for online identity protection and verification. CCIA has a long history of supporting open platforms developed by communities and strives for open systems,…

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CCIA Dismayed By Justice Department Decision

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today expressed its dismay at the Department of Justice’s decision not to seek the most effective remedies in its case against Microsoft. Said CCIA President and CEO, ED Black, “As the District Court and the government plaintiffs originally concluded, structural remedies are the most effective solution…

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