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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 Wins an Important Vote on Computer Exports

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s U.S. Senate floor vote on the Grams-Boxer amendment to the Department of Defense (DoD) Authorization Bill,CCIA Vice President and General Counsel John Scheibel called the final 72-27 tally a “resounding victory” toward maintaining the important decontrols on high speed computers in place since 1995. The Grams-Boxer amendment substituted for the Cochran-Durbin…

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CCIA Says Administration’s E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

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CCIA Says Administration's E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

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CCIA Says Administration’s E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

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CCIA Says Administration's E-Commerce Policy Recommendations Fall Short on Critical Internet Issues

(Washington, DC) — At today’s release of the Clinton Administration’s Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, Ed Black, President of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) called the report a “visionary effort” but one which is “seriously flawed” in how it addresses encryption and copyright liability for Internet Service Providers. “By commissioning such a noteworthy analysis of…

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Delay of Tax-Free Internet Bill Poses Significant Threat to Future of Electronic Commerce

(Washington, DC) — CCIA Executive Vice President Glenn Davidson is today expressing the Association’s disappointment that progress on the “Internet Tax Freedom Act” (S. 442) has been derailed. “This is not simply an issue of states’ rights. The full development of the Internet as a legitimate marketplace is at stake. If state and local governments are free…

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