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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Two Cases Involving Online Content

Washington – The Supreme Court announced it would hear two cases this term involving content online, Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh. The cases challenge companies for allegedly not doing enough to address dangerous content on their sites at a time when several state legislatures are seeking to tie companies’ hands, arguing they are…

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CCIA Files Friend of Court Briefs in Napster Case

Washington, DC- Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) joined with others in industry and the technology community in filing two amicus curiae briefs in the Napster v. A&M Records case before the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. While not taking a position on Napster’s potential liability as a contributory or vicarious copyright infringer, the…

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CCIA and SIIA File Amicus Requesting Direct Supreme Court Review of Microsoft Case

Washington, DC- The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) of America today filed and amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the motion by the Justice Department and State Attorneys General for direct review of the U.S. v. Microsoft decision. The government’s motion under the…

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ED BLACK STATEMENT SUPPORTING EU ANNOUNCEMENT ON MICROSOFT

CCIA PRESIDENT EXPLAINS THE IMPACT OF THE STATEMENT OF OBJECTION Washington, DC- “Today’s announcement by the European Commission issuing a Statement of Objection to Microsoft regarding the company’s monopoly in the desktop operating system market and its related conduct in the server market, is one more official finding by a government body that Microsoft’s illegal…

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CCIA Criticizes FBI Interference with NTT-Verio Deal

Washington, DC- The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), criticized the FBI’s use of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process to further other, unrelated policy goals in reviewing the sale of Verio Inc. to NTT America. Those policy goals may include exerting pressure on the Japanese government to lower interconnection…

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