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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 Praises House Judiciary Passage of ‘Safe’ Act

vote is next step to securing Internet, electronic commerce(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds today’s passage of HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act” by the full House Judiciary Committee. CCIA views this bill as essential to fix the problems plaguing the Clinton Administration’s encryption policy. “I…

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CCIA Sees Little Advantage in Bank Exception to Encryption Policy

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) sees little advantage in today’s announcement that the Clinton Administration is allowing unlimited export of encryption for certain banking transactions. “We have advocated for years the dangers of the various Clipper chip/key escrow/key recovery proposals to the future of electronic commerce and the security of…

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CCIA Urges Strong U.S.-China Trade Ties As Deadline for Renewing MFN Draws Near

(Washington, D.C.) The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) today urged President Clinton to maintain strong commercial relations with China and not give in to pressures to renew China’s Most-Favored-Nation status for less than one full year. In a letter to President Clinton, CCIA President Ed Black writes, “CCIA applauds this Administration’s policy of engagement…

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CCIA Applauds Subcommittee Passage of Encryption Bill

(Washington, DC) — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) applauds the passage of HR 695, the “Security and Freedom through Encryption (SAFE) Act” by the House Judiciary’s Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. “By passing the Goodlatte-Lofgren encryption bill, the subcommittee has cast a vote in favor of protecting the privacy of communications on the…

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CCIA Criticizes Digital Spectrum Give-Away

(Washington, DC) — Following today’s Federal Communications Commission vote to release digital spectrum to the Nation’s television broadcasters for free, Glenn Davidson, Executive Vice President of CCIA made the following statement: “This is bad policy. Not only does it cheat American taxpayers by giving away a prime and finite natural resource to businesses, it will…

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