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OECD Report Highlights Economic Growth From Internet

Yesterday, the OECD published a new report on the development and future outlook of the Internet economy. Titled “OECD Internet Economy Outlook”, this report reveals the importance of the Intern...

CCIA Comments On “OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012” Report

An OECD report released in Budapest today attributes an expansion of broadband connectivity to helping the ICT sector become a bright spot in the economy during the downturn -- with ICT sector reven...
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Innovation Comes to the Patent Office: An Economic Research Agenda

This month, the PTO issued for the very first time a five-item research agenda to be overseen by the new Office of Chief Economist.  This deserves applause, both for innovating and for taking a maj...
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Senate Judiciary Takes Encouraging Step Toward ECPA Reform

Reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), designed to protect your online information from unwarranted intrusion by the government, took another step toward reality last Thursday. Th...

CCIA Applauds Administration Warning On IP Bill

In a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, the Department of Justice and Department of Commerce express concerns with a provision in S. 3325, the Enfor...
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Encouragement Amid Disappointment on STEM Visas

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act, sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, which would increase access to green cards for foreign graduates of U.S. uni...
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The German Proposal on a New Leistungsschutzrecht – Endangering Press Diversity and the Digital Economy

Shortly before the next elections in Germany which will take place exactly a year from now, the German government set into motion the adoption of a new copyright law that, if it passed parliament, wou...

Upcoming Event: “Can Trade Agreements Facilitate the Free Flow of Information?: The Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Case Study”

The TPP, billed as the first 21st century trade agreement, is particularly important to advocates of an open Internet. The U.S. wants its TPP partners to accept language designed to protect IP, enco...
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How To Reboot WIPO

As CCIA Geneva Representative Nick Ashton-Hart writes in his IP Watch op ed this week, the entire intellectual property community knows there are problems with the World Intellectual Property Organi...
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Open Internet Rights in America Being Tested in Court

Earlier this week, the FCC filed a Court brief in defense of its open Internet rule that has been challenged by Verizon and one small wireless carrier, Metro PCS.   Verizon claims to support the I...

CCIA Asks Congress To Evaluate FISA Before A Renewal Vote

The House is scheduled to vote this week on a bill reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act for another five years.  The vote is scheduled despite complaints from Democrats at a hearin...
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Making Noises In Europe

Brussels is a town full of diplomats, civil servants, lobbyists....and a few politicians. We know that most diplomats are very discreet and that politicians are, well, noisy. But what about trade asso...