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Senators Reintroduce COICA Under New Name, Same Controversial Internet Censorship Directives

Today, the blogosphere has lit up with controversy as the Bill Formerly Known As COICA was reintroduced in the Senate, sporting a new coat of paint and a freshly minted backronym: “the PROTECTIP Ac...

Senators Reintroduce Internet Censorship Bill Under New Name

Senators Leahy, Hatch and Grassley are reintroducing legislation, which will impose a mandate on additional industries to enforce copyright laws. Instead of COICA, the new acronym appears to sound les...
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Privacy Circus This Week On Capitol Hill

Two new pieces of privacy legislation and a hearing are keeping Congress busy this week, while the United Kingdom's Information Commissioner's Office just released a new set of rules for the use of co...

Senate Antitrust Committee Begins Probing AT&T Merger Deal

After putting AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Cellular South CEOs under oath, Senators on the Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust asked tough questions about what the deal would really mean for the pri...

Senate Antitrust Committee Begins Probing AT&T Merger Deal

After putting AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Cellular South CEOs under oath, Senators on the Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust asked tough questions about what the deal would really mean for the pri...
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Consumer, Business Associations Oppose AT&T Merger

Consumer and business groups voiced their opposition to the AT&T merger proposal a day ahead of a hearing on Capitol Hill. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, “The AT&T/T-Mobile Mer...
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Consumer, Business Associations Oppose AT&T Merger

Consumer and business groups voiced their opposition to the AT&T merger proposal a day ahead of a hearing on Capitol Hill. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, “The AT&T/T-Mobile Mer...
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Congested Wireless Network

The more we dig into AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, the worse the deal looks for all parties.  As we’ve written before (here, here, here,  and here) if the merger is consummat...

Upcoming Event: CCIA’s Caucus Wednesday, May 4th

Upcoming Event: CCIA's Caucus Wednesday, May 4th

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Keep the Innovation And What Really Creates It In Mind On World Intellectual Property Day

In 2000, the World Intellectual Property Organization designated today, April 26, as World Intellectual Property Day, as it is the date on which the 1970 WIPO Convention entering into force.  This d...
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AT&T Lobbies Over The Heads of FCC, Cabinet Officials

AT&T has filed FCC applications to acquire another competitor.  The FCC must decide whether the proposed license transfers are in the public interest .  The FCC has already found deficiencies in...