EU Releases Five Year Digital Agenda

Brussels – The European Commission announced its five-year “Digital Agenda” plan for telecommunications and IT in Europe today. The plan aims to move towards a more unified European digital market through measures designed to boost high-speed broadband deployment, promote open standards and interoperability, increase online security and enhance digital literacy. The digital agenda comes on…

Details of Secret IP Agreement Confirm Tech Industry Fears

The just-released details of the once secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement confirm fears that the agreement will unreasonably increase the legal exposure of U.S. technology and Internet businesses operating abroad, the Computer & Communications Industry Association said, after reviewing the declassified text. The document was made public today after governments involved bowed to intense public pressure…

CCIA Weighs in on Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger

The proposed Ticketmaster Live Nation merger should not be approved without conditions to protect competition in the primary and secondary markets for live event ticketing, Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black said in a letter to Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney yesterday. Contrasting the highly competitive markets of e-commerce with the highly consolidated…

CCIA Expresses Concerns About ‘Buy American’ Provisions In Stimulus Bill In Letter To House, Senate Leaders

As the Senate now considers the economic stimulus legislation, a tech trade association is concerned that some well-intentioned “Buy American” provisions could have a negative economic impact. The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Monday that explained our stance on free trade and our concerns about protectionism escalating…

CCIA Expresses Concerns About 'Buy American' Provisions In Stimulus Bill In Letter To House, Senate Leaders

As the Senate now considers the economic stimulus legislation, a tech trade association is concerned that some well-intentioned “Buy American” provisions could have a negative economic impact. The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Monday that explained our stance on free trade and our concerns about protectionism escalating…

U.S. Challenges EU Tariffs On Tech Products

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomed the United States Trade Representative’s announcement Tuesday that it had requested WTO dispute settlement action on duties imposed by the European Union on high-tech products covered by the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The 1997 ITA conferred duty-free treatment on information technology products and has had a huge…