CCIA Files Comments on ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees

Washington – As the Department of Justice Antitrust Division reviews the consent decrees governing music licensing, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) filed comments Wednesday. CCIA asked DOJ to uphold, update and expand the consent decrees covering the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). CCIA weighed in…

CCIA Calls for Disclosure of Government Surveillance, Praises Bill To Declassify Some FISA Court Rulings

Recent reports regarding NSA access to phone call metadata and online communications and data have highlighted the continued importance of government transparency. The Computer & Communications Industry Association commends the specific requests of both senators and companies today that would help. CCIA shares the grave concerns expressed about the allegations in these disclosures.  The Association…

CCIA Files Letters With FCC, DOJ On Verizon Cable Deal

Yesterday CCIA filed a letter requesting the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice “fully consider the potential effects of the extensive Commercial Agreements that accompany the proposed spectrum transactions” between Verizon Wireless and the nation’s largest cable companies. CCIA’s letter follows letters from the Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance (ITTA), Frontier Communications, and Windstream Communications…