Product Safety: Deal on New EU Rules Adds Complexity for Thousands of Online Marketplaces in Europe

Brussels, BELGIUM — The political agreement on the EU’s new General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR), struck by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union early this morning, will have a profound impact on the many thousands of online marketplaces active in Europe. The co-legislators’ work on updating the European framework, in order…

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ITC Finds Qualcomm Patent Claim Is Invalid In Its Request To Block Some iPhones

Washington — The International Trade Commission has declined to block some iPhones from the US market over a questionable patent dispute from Qualcomm, saying today the claim was invalid. The Computer & Communications Industry Association had filed comments last month agreeing with Administrative Law Judge Pender that such a claim by Qualcomm was not in…

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EU Copyright Directive: A Missed Opportunity for Europe

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today, the European Parliament adopted the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. The Computer & Communications Industry Association supports copyright and more importantly the remuneration of creators. We believe the Directive is disproportionate and we have raised concerns about the proposed neighbouring right for press publishers (Article 11, now Article…

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CCIA Encourages House To Approve Save the Internet Act At Upcoming Markup

Washington — As a House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee takes a key step in marking up Chairman Mike Doyle’s (D-PA) Save the Internet Act on Tuesday, the Computer & Communications Industry Association urges lawmakers to finally restore strong, nondiscrimination rules for internet access. Despite widespread support for the Save the Internet Act among businesses, civil…

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Stakeholders To MEPs: EU Terrorist Content Regulation Must Comply With Fundamental Rights.

Brussels, BELGIUM — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 8 other business and civil society groups in a letter to Members of the European Parliament expressing concerns about the proposal on the dissemination of terrorist content online. This proposal could have a negative impact on European citizens’ fundamental rights and on hosting service providers…

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French digital tax proposal risks harming French startups, investments and consumers prices

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today the French government announced its proposal for a national digital service tax. If approved by the French Parliament, the law could enter into force retroactively from January 1, 2019. The proposed 3% turnover tax is targeted at companies with certain digital business models and revenues above €750m globally and €25m in…

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