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Fireside Chat With Hal Varian: Antitrust Bills Would Harm Tech Market, Consumers

Washington – A recent fireside chat with Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian featured discussion on the flawed reasoning behind proposed tech regulations in antitrust bills like S. 2992, H.R. 3825, and H.R. 3826. Together with the Computer & Communications Industry Association’s Director of Research and Economics Trevor Wagener, Hal Varian countered arguments supporting the proposed…

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CCIA Urges Subcommittee to Preserve Access to Databases

Washington, D.C., March 17, 1999 – Calling on Congress to avoid imposing restrictions on compilations of information available to the public, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today submitted testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee, opposing the database legislation being considered.  CCIA urged the panel to move cautiously and to ensure that factual…

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Black Joins in Plea to President for Modernized Computer Export Controls

Washington, D.C., March 16, 1999 – Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President and CEO Ed Black has joined 14 computer industry executives in calling upon President Bill Clinton to take a leadership initiative in updating the export control thresholds for computer exports. “Export control policies need to both promote U.S. national security and maintain U.S.…

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Jason Mahler Named CCIA Vice President and General Counsel

Washington, D.C., March 15, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today announced that Jason M. Mahler has joined the trade group as vice president and general counsel. CCIA is an international, nonprofit alliance of computer and communications firms. Its membership includes CEOs and senior executives representing, among other businesses, computer equipment manufacturers, software…

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CCIA Urges FCC to Expedite Licensing of Japan-U.S. Cable

Washington, D.C., March 4, 1999 – Citing the potential for harm to telecommunications carriers and consumers, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject anti-competitive efforts to delay licensing a new, trans-Pacific telecommunications cable that would increase bandwidth and improve carrier services significantly. In a letter to…

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Laura Head Named CCIA Communications, Industry Relations Director

Washington, D.C., February 5, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has named Laura E. Head director of communications and industry relations.  CCIA is an international, nonprofit alliance of computer and communications firms. In her new role as CCIA’s primary media contact and industry liaison, Head will participate in guiding the association’s strategic course…

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