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CCIA Thanks Senators For Patent Reform Legislation

For too long problems with our patent system have been slowing innovation and costing companies millions of dollars a year in legal costs from companies whose main product is lawsuits. This week the C...

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Immigration Reform

A measure to improve access to highly skilled workers cleared a major hurdle as the Senate Judiciary Committee passed its immigration reform legislation Tuesday evening. Shortly before the overall vot...

EVENT: CCIA/IDEA Workshop Webcast from WSIS Forum

CCIA and IDEA invite you to join us on Thursday, May 16 at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum in Geneva, where we will be hosting a workshop on the economic dimensions of Inter...
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Testimony On Future Of Video At Senate Hearing

Senate Commerce subcommittee chairman Mark Pryor opened his hearing on the Future of Video Tuesday saying Congress wants to update laws so that people can get the content they want and that it’s a...
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Commission Paper on ‘Connected TV’ and its Relevance for Online Businesses

The European Commission has just launched a Green Paper entitled 'Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values’. The objective of this Paper is to start a broad, p...

CCIA Applauds Schumer’s Patent Troll Proposal

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, has announced a proposal that would require the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to review lawsuits brought by patent trolls before they head to court. Schumer said today t...

CCIA’s Response To ETNO Economic Study

The European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association published a study late Wednesday offering policy recommendations to grow the European telecommunications sector titled “A Future Poli...
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Simplified Sales Tax Systems are Needed More than Oversimplified Argument

The Senate voted to pass S. 743, the Marketplace Fairness Act yesterday.  CCIA has long opposed this bill, which would impose burdensome tax collecting requirements on online retailers regardless o...

CCIA Adds New Patent Counsel

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has added to its strong intellectual property team by hiring Matthew Levy as Patent Counsel. Levy's legal background includes working for Hoga...
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Agenda Item for the new FCC: Robust Wireless Competition

Competition is a critical ingredient for functioning markets. Without it, we have market power, higher prices and market failure.  With it, we have new offers for smartphones without contracts or pe...

CCIA Appreciates NAS Copyright Study

The National Academy of Sciences has released advanced copies of its long awaited study, “Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy.” The study provides a roadmap of how copyrigh...
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Government Support for Fighting Patent Trolls Grows

Lawmakers have been speaking out about the patent troll epidemic in recent weeks and now it looks like they're ready to do something about it. Yesterday Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced tha...