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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 President Says Microsoft Claim of Linux Threat is “Bogus”

Washington, D.C., February 2, 1999 – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today scoffed at Microsoft executives for testifying in the software company’s antitrust trial that the Linux open-source operating system poses a short-term threat to Microsoft’s product line. “Saying that Linux is a competitive threat to Microsoft Windows is like saying that Cuba is…

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CCIA Reacts to Presidential Initiative Aimed at Protecting Critical Infrastructures

(WASHINGTON, DC) — After reviewing reports of President Clinton’s speech to Naval Academy graduates today and of his directive designed to protect the Nation’s electronic infrastructure from attacks, an executive of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) urged his fellow industry executives to hold on to their wallets and to prepare for government interference…

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CCIA Supports Sweeping Litigation Against Microsoft

(Washington, DC) — Today’s announcement that the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit targeting Microsoft’s business practices prompted the following response from Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association: “CCIA applauds the Justice Department for taking action which will help preserve competition, innovation and choice in the computer and communications industry. By…

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CCIA's Ed Black reacts to break down of Microsoft/Justice talks

(Washington, DC) — Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) President Ed Black is disappointed, but not surprised, that Microsoft has chosen not to make significant changes to its business practices and will likely face sweeping antitrust litigation from the U.S. Justice Department and some 20 individual states. “It is unfortunate that Microsoft has apparently chosen…

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CCIA Statement on Microsoft/DOJ Settlement Talks

(Washington, DC) — Statement of Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) related to today’s developments concerning Microsoft and the Department of Justice: “Albeit the eleventh hour, we are encouraged by the reports that Microsoft and the Justice Department have entered into serious negotiations aimed at resolving the anticompetitive practices which…

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