EC Issues Record Fine In Google Shopping Case; CCIA Concerned About Chilling Effect On Innovation

Brussels, BELGIUM — The European Commission announced a record fine today. Its antitrust investigation began seven years ago after some online price comparison sites complained Google favored its own service in search results. Today the Commission decided that the prominent placement of Google’s own comparison shopping service in search results constitutes abuse of a dominant…

Join CCIA Europe for a briefing following the EC’s Google Antitrust Announcement

The European Commission announced a record fine after a 7 year investigation comparing Google and some online shopping competitors. For more than four decades, the Computer & Communications Industry Association has vigorously supported enforcement of antitrust laws when dynamic markets, consumers or innovation was being harmed. Tech companies are watching to gage whether it is…

Internet Platforms and Competition Policy
March 15, 2017

CCIA Files Amicus Brief On Copyright, Interoperability Issues In Software Case

Washington — The tech industry weighed in on issues of copyright and competition with an amicus brief today in the SAS v. World Programming Limited case.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed an amicus brief along with the Internet Association and Engine arguing copyright should not interfere with interoperability. CCIA represents companies that are…

DG Competition Launches 3 E-Commerce Antitrust Investigations

Brussels — European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced the opening of three investigations today involving video game makers, electronics makers and tour operators suspected of anticompetitive practices. Vestager said she wants to ensure consumers have a wider choice of goods and services, and make purchases across borders. This action follows the publication of DG Competition’s…

CCIA Says Charter-Univision Dispute Illustrates Problems Of Media Consolidation

Washington — Charter Communications cable customers have lost access to Univision’s networks after months of unsuccessful negotiations, according to various news reports. Univision has charged Charter with breach of contract and said that Charter has rejected its good-faith efforts at a solution. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has spoken out on antitrust issues for…

CCIA's Statement On Google’s Response To EU Android Charges

Brussels, BELGIUM — Google offered its response today to the EU’s investigation into whether it imposed restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators in an anti-competitive way. Google said that Android and its free, open source operating system gives hundreds of manufacturers flexibility and thousands of app developers easy access to internet users…

CCIA’s Statement On Google’s Response To EU Android Charges

Brussels, BELGIUM — Google offered its response today to the EU’s investigation into whether it imposed restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators in an anti-competitive way. Google said that Android and its free, open source operating system gives hundreds of manufacturers flexibility and thousands of app developers easy access to internet users…

CCIA Offers Statement On EU Competition Objections, Google’s Response

Brussels – Google defended itself today in an EU investigation into competition among online shopping and price comparison platforms, saying that even applying the EU’s narrow market definition that the market for price comparison sites is thriving. The Computer & Communications Industry Association has advocated for competitive markets and voiced opinions on tech industry competition…