CCIA Launches Disruptive Technology Project Dubbed DisCo

Today, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is launching a new project focused on vigorously promoting policies that support disruptive competition and innovation.  The Disruptive Competition Project (DisCo) will encourage robust competition, promote balanced intellectual property policy, support privacy policies that encourage transparency and choice, and aggressively champion the free flow of information worldwide. The following…

Trend Towards Copyright Reform For The Benefit Of Innovation Continues in Europe

As Europe debates the balance of intellectual property rights in the wake of ACTA, Ireland is taking comments through the end of this month on a paper it published on copyright and innovation. Despite the various pressures to increase copyright enforcement online without due regard for negative side-effects, it is very encouraging to see that…

Study Adds To Link Between Venture Capitalist Investment, Legal Certainty On Copyright Liability For U.S. Cloud Computing Companies

A new economic study adds to evidence that more legal certainty about liability can lead to increased venture capitalist investment in a growing industry — cloud computing. Harvard Business School Professor Josh Lerner, whose research often focuses on venture capital investment and innovation, has examined the impact of the 2008 Cartoon Network v. Cablevision decision,…

CCIA Opposes Online Sales Tax Collection Bill

The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) believes that the approach taken by the Main Street Fairness Act is unwise in general and untimely given the current economic situation.  The technology industry is prepared to be a constructive player in meaningful efforts at tax reform, but requiring Internet retailers, especially small ones, to collect taxes…