CCIA Comments On FTC Vote To Expand Its Scope, Mission

Washington — The FTC held its first open meeting under Chairwoman Lina Khan’s leadership Thursday. The commissioners approved a dramatic change to the policy framework that guides the FTC’s enforcement decisions by rescinding the “Statement of Enforcement Principles Regarding ‘Unfair Methods of Competition’ Under Section 5 of the FTC Act.”  The Computer & Communications Industry…

House Judiciary To Markup Bills Directing Regulators To Alter Business Models Of Some Tech Companies

Washington – The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to markup several bills that would be a radical departure from the way the U.S. has regulated businesses. The so-called antitrust bills cover a broad range of issues and new rules that would apply to only a few tech companies but not other competitors, including some Chinese…

CCIA Analysis Of House Antitrust Bills, Impact On Tech, Economy

Washington — CCIA has advocated for a competitive tech industry for nearly 50 years, relying on antitrust laws that targeted bad behavior and promoted consumer welfare. Several antitrust bills introduced in the House this month would be the biggest departure from antitrust rules since 1890, dramatically altering rules that have given the U.S. its current…

Tech Association Response To House Bills Aimed At Handful of Tech Companies

Washington —  Democratic House Representatives on the House Judiciary Committee have introduced a series of interventionist bills with the aim of regulating a selected group of American digital service providers. These proposed regulations represent a shift from the market-oriented principles that have characterized U.S. economic policy. They would have a severe impact on U.S. economic…

CCIA Statement Ahead Of House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing On News Media, Tech Industry

Washington – House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline plans a hearing Friday on legislation he has introduced that would give news media companies an exemption to an antitrust law against collusion.  The Computer &  Communications Industry Association has defended competition in the marketplace for almost 50 years and fought media consolidation and mergers like…

CCIA Comments Ahead of Senate Judiciary Antitrust Hearing

Washington — The Senate Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee holds a hearing Thursday on antitrust for the 21st Century. Committee Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar introduced an antitrust bill last month that would include funding for antitrust enforcers, merger regulations, increased civil fines against companies, and the ability to charge a company with abusing market power without the need…