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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 Voices Support for Tax-Free Internet Bill As Vote Nears

(Washington, DC) — On the eve of tomorrow’s scheduled vote before the Senate Commerce Committee, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) stated its unyielding support for the “Internet Tax Freedom Act” (S. 442). The measure sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Congressman Christopher Cox (R-CA) would establish a national policy against state and local government…

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CCIA: “Don’t Turn Back the Clock on Computer Exports”

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is urging members of Congress to vote against an amendment proposed by Representatives Floyd Spence (R-SC) and Ron Dellums (D-CA) which would reimpose export controls on high performance computers. The amendment, to be added to the Defense Authorization Act, would reverse, at least partially, the important decontrols…

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CCIA: "Don't Turn Back the Clock on Computer Exports"

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is urging members of Congress to vote against an amendment proposed by Representatives Floyd Spence (R-SC) and Ron Dellums (D-CA) which would reimpose export controls on high performance computers. The amendment, to be added to the Defense Authorization Act, would reverse, at least partially, the important decontrols…

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CCIA Questions Quick Action On New Encryption Bill

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is strongly urging Senate Commerce Committe Chairman John McCain to briefly postpone a scheduled mark-up this Thursday of the “Secure Public Networks Act of 1997” (S. 909), so that proper consideration can be given to the measure. “The complexity of the encryption issue, both legally and technologically,…

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At CCIA’s Washington Caucus:

Senator Hatch Considers the Prospects of a Compromise Encryption Bill;   Congressman Dingell to Draft an Amendment to Slow the Spectrum Auction Process(Washington, DC) — Senate Judiciary Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT)wants a resolution to the debate over encryption and export controls. In remarks this week to the Computer & Communications Industry Association’s Washington Caucus, Hatch said he may…

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