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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 Disappointed with Vote to Advance Copyright Legislation

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s vote by the House Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee, John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) expressed his disappointment at the panel’s decision to approve HR 2281, the “WIPO Copyright Treaties Implementation Act,” sending the measure to the full Judiciary Committee. “This bill will stifle innovation…

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CCIA Praises Wisdom of Microsoft/DOJ Contempt Settlement

(Washington, DC) — Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called today’s settlement between Microsoft and the Justice Department to end contempt proceedings “a significant victory for our industry and for consumers.” He said, “this agreement allows for continued legitimate competition in the browser market and provides computer manufacturers and consumers with choice.…

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CCIA Offers "Friend Of The Court" Brief In Support Of Justice Department Litigation Against Microsoft

(Washington, DC) — In a news conference this morning at the National Press Club, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), made the following statement: Good morning and thank you for coming. I am Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association. For those of you who are unfamiliar with…

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CCIA Offers “Friend Of The Court” Brief In Support Of Justice Department Litigation Against Microsoft

(Washington, DC) — In a news conference this morning at the National Press Club, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), made the following statement: Good morning and thank you for coming. I am Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association. For those of you who are unfamiliar with…

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CCIA Endorses Boucher-Campbell Digital Copyright Bill

(Washington, DC) — John Scheibel, Vice President and General Counsel of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is pleased to announce the association’s support of HR 3048, the Digital Era Copyright Enhancement Act introduced by Reps. Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Tom Campbell (R- CA). “The Boucher-Campbell bill paves the road to the 21st century. In a…

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CCIA's BLACK TESTIFIES ON INDUSTRY COMPETITION AND ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICES BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

(Washington, DC) — Citing the importance of maintaining healthy competition within the computer and communications industry to inspire innovation and provide consumers with choices, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), today urged lawmakers and regulators to continue monitoring competition and remain ever vigilant in the prosecution of anticompetitive behaviors. In testimony…

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