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CCIA Calls For Strong U.S. Response as Result of Section 301 Investigations into Digital Tax

Washington — The U.S. Trade Representative has released its reports in the Section 301 investigations into the digital services taxes (DSTs) of the United Kingdom, Spain, and Austria. USTR concluded that these taxes were discriminatory against U.S. tech firms, and are inconsistent with prevailing principles of international taxation, and burden U.S. commerce. This follows last…

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Independent Privacy Board Issues Surveillance Report

Washington – An independent federal privacy watchdog group has issued its latest surveillance report saying that NSA’s surveillance targeting those outside the U.S. appears to be legal, although there was some disagreement about far reforms should go. The members of the president’s independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board still urged better safeguards. Back in…

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Study By MIT Professor Maps How Patent Trolls Reduce Venture Capital Investment, Provides Empirical Support For Strong Litigation Reforms

Washington – Each side in the legislative fight over patent reform has always treated equally the debate between protecting patented intellectual property and reining in abusive patent troll litigation. But a study by MIT Professor Catherine Tucker has actually quantified the tipping point at which the patent system falls out of balance in favor of abusive patent…

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CCIA Analyzes Comcast Antitrust/Competition Issues In Response To Senator Franken’s Request

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to Senator Al Franken, (D-Minn.) today in response to his questions asking about antitrust issues arising from the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. There has been concern for both consumers and the overall economy about exacerbating a number of competitive issues in the Internet access, TV distribution,…

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USA Freedom Act Needs Improvements

Washington – The USA Freedom Act is now scheduled for floor action this week under a closed rule. This is unfortunate since this bill needs improvement. The following can be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black: “This very important legislation will impact the civil liberties, freedom and security of every…

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