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Global Coalition of Industry Groups Offer Digital Recommendations to G7 Leaders

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 16 other tech and business groups today to offer joint recommendations  for G7 leaders. The recommendations precede the  G7 Digital and Technology Ministerial on April 28-29. Representatives from tech organizations in each of the G7 countries and Europe plan to meet April 15 to further discuss…

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German Legislature Preempts EU Reforms with National Competition Law Amendments Targeting the Digital Economy

Berlin, GERMANY — Members of the German parliament voted to approve far-reaching regulations for large digital platforms today. Once signed into law, the proposal would make Germany the first jurisdiction in the EU specifically regulating market power in the digital economy. The reform introduces article 19a in the German “Act against Restraints of Competition,” setting…

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CCIA Statement On Social Media Ban On Accounts Involved In Inciting Violence

The following can be attributed to Computer & Communication Industry Association President Matt Schruers in response to numerous digital services suspending accounts involved in the incitement of violence, including by President Donald Trump, on their platforms: “Private companies taking action against bad actors that misuse their services to incite violence have a First Amendment right…

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CCIA: Anticipated U.S. Response To French Digital Taxes On U.S. Companies is Crucial

Washington — In response to French digital taxes aimed at U.S. companies, the U.S. Trade Representative is expected to respond tomorrow with tariffs on $1.3 billion on French products. USTR concluded in its Section 301 investigation that the French tax discriminated against US firms. USTR announced these tariffs last summer, but suspended the collection on…

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Unvetted Copyright Measures In Spending Bill Concern CCIA

Washington — Congress has wrapped several controversial copyright measures into a must-pass end of the year spending bill.  The intellectual property part of the legislation includes the CASE Act, the Trademark Modernization Act, and the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act. While the Computer & Communications Industry Association doesn’t oppose the language of the streaming proposal, it…

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