Reps. Markey, Boucher Trading Gavels

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., have announced they are switching gavels on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Rep. Markey will leave as chairman of the Telecommunications and the Internet subcommittee to head the Energy and Environment Subcommittee with its former chair, Boucher, taking over the telecommunications subcommittee. The following statement…

A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is issuing the following statement in response to an article in Monday’s paper, ‘Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web,’ which contained several mistakes. The following statement can be attributed to Ed Black, President & CEO of CCIA: “We are disappointed that the WSJ continues to misunderstand…

Intel Attack On EC Ahead of Findings

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is offering the following statement in response to new details released by the Financial Times and other news outlets on the latest details of the European Commission’s Intel antitrust investigation. It can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “We are disappointed that Intel has apparently chosen…

CCIA Pleased With White Spaces Announcement

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is issuing the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Martin’s announcement that he wants to allow portable devices to use the white spaces between TV broadcast channels for wireless and broadband. This can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “We are very pleased if this…

CCIA Says Hollywood Suit Seeks To Stifle Innovation

The Motion Picture Association, which represents six Hollywood movie studios, announced those studios are suing RealNetworks Inc. for releasing software Tuesday that allows consumers to copy DVDs onto their computer’s hard drive. The studios are asking for a temporary restraining order saying the downloadable software Real DVD violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by bypassing…

DOJ Antitrust Report Creates Uncertainty

The Department of Justice released a report on Antitrust Monopoly Law yesterday. The report, “Competition and Monopoly: Single-Firm Conduct Under Section 2 of the Sherman Act,” sought to examine whether specific types of conduct run foul of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. In response to the report, Ed Black, President & CEO of the…

IBM To Be Hit With Another Antitrust Complaint

T3 Technologies formally announced today it had retained counsel to file an antitrust complaint against IBM in Europe. T3 is a small mainframe supplier, which bills itself on its website as an alternative to being bound by IBM. The European Commission is already investigating an antitrust complaint filed against IBM by Platform Solutions, Inc., which…

CCIA To Monitor Results, Actions From Expanded Intel Antitrust Investigation

European regulators have filed new antitrust charges against Intel today. The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition confirmed today that it had sent Intel a supplementary Statement of Objections (SSO) outlining its preliminary conclusion that Intel has engaged in three additional elements of abusive conduct. These new charges accuse Intel of providing rebates to a prominent…