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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 Reacts To European Parliament’s Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act Reports

Brussels, BELGIUM — Two Members of the European Parliament have published their draft reports on respectively the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and on the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposals. The European Commission originally presented its legislative proposals in December 2020, which will now be discussed and amended by the European Parliament and the Council of…

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CCIA Statement on USTR Announcement on Digital Tax Investigations

Washington — In response to digital taxes aimed at U.S. companies, the U.S. Trade Representative announced suspended tariffs on goods from six trading partners while broader international tax negotiations continue. USTR concluded in its Section 301 investigations into the digital taxes of Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom that the taxes discriminated…

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CCIA Supports Efforts to Address Censorship Practices, Digital Trade Barriers in China Legislation

Washington, DC — The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) supports efforts by Senator Wyden and others to include language in the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to address foreign censorship practices and strengthen the ability of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to combat digital trade barriers. Foreign censorship practices by authoritarian regimes,…

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CCIA Offers Written Statement To Subcommittee Ahead Of SHOP SAFE Hearing Thursday

Washington — The House Judiciary IP Subcommittee holds a hearing this afternoon on H.R. 3429 (the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-Commerce Act, or SHOP SAFE Act), which would establish prescriptive requirements aimed at reducing the sale of counterfeit and unsafe products online. This legislation proposes ambiguous and onerous provisions…

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