CCIA, 10 Associations, Groups Warn Senate Judiciary Leaders EARN IT Bill Would Make Internet Less Safe, Weaken Ability To Remove Illegal Content

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies” (EARN IT) Act on Thursday, which would weaken the law companies rely upon to address objectionable activity online, commonly referred to as Section 230, in a misdirected effort to combat child sexual abuse material (CSAM)…

Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Flawed Bill That Would Harm Consumers, Economy, Security

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would affect low-cost and free-to-the-user digital services offered by a handful of digital companies. The new regulations carve out most tech competitors – including overseas rivals positioning themselves to fill a void created by overregulation. The Computer & Communications Industry Association, an international not for…

CCIA Requests Hearing on Senate Antitrust Venue Bill Ahead of Markup

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association sent a letter today asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on S. 1787, State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. Antitrust litigation often involves multiple states which, absent the possibility to centralize under one venue, would risk having balkanized antitrust judgments with multiple and…

Senate Judiciary Leaders Introduce Patent Reform Bill

Washington — Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have introduced bipartisan legislation today intended to rein in patent trolls who threaten businesses and consumers with legally questionable infringement claims. One reform could allow prevailing defendants to recover legal fees — if they can prove the plaintiff’s claim was not reasonable. Another would require attorneys sending vague letters…

CCIA, Associations Ask Judiciary Committee Leaders To Make CBM Patent Review Available To All Industries

Washington – A growing list of industries harmed by patent trolls has sent a letter to House and Senate Judiciary leaders asking for help with a key tool to combat patent trolls. The Computer & Communications Industry Association along with dozens of other associations including the National Retail Federation, National Grocers Association, American Gaming Association,…

CCIA Signs Joint Letter Asking for Surveillance Transparency Legislation

The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined six dozen companies and associations in a joint letter to House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders today to ask to move legislation to bring greater transparency to government surveillance programs. The letter praises provisions of both S. 1452, the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013, and H.R. 3035, the Surveillance Order Reporting…