PublishedJanuary 30, 2023

CCIA Submits Comments Ahead of USTR’s Annual Special 301 Report On IP-Related Trade Barriers

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments today with the U.S. Trade Representative, asking USTR to identify countries using intellectual property rules in ways that pose trade barriers for U.S. exporters in its upcoming Special 301 report.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Vice President of Digital Trade Jonathan McHale:

“U.S. trade officials are going to need to find ways to address the growing problem of long term trading partners like Europe developing  IP laws to target and disproportionately harm U.S. companies and undermine well-established flexibilities built into international IP rules. Measures to either protect domestic companies or to hold back U.S. companies would have far reaching consequences for  services used by millions of customers and businesses.”

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CCIA Expresses Concerns With Texas Digital Protections Legislation Ahead Of Hearing

Washington – The Texas legislature has scheduled a hearing on HB 18 Monday, intending to protect minors online. The bill, however, contains provisions that may conflict with federal law and result i...
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CCIA Statement on Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Negotiation Round

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CCIA Files Comments in Opposition to Tennessee Social Media Content Moderation Bills

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Data Act: Modest Improvements by EU Parliament and Council Fail To Address Structural Flaws

Brussels, BELGIUM – Today, the European Parliament adopted its final report on the Data Act, the proposed EU regulation introducing harmonised rules on data-sharing and access obligations. With Memb...