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EC To Investigate Search Engine Policies

The European Commission has announced that it was opening an investigation into search and search advertising focused on Google. The investigation comes after complaints from three companies that we...
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The State of Play On ACTA in the EU

On 15th November the parties negotiating the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and the U.S.) published the...
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Online Censorship Bill Now On Hold

A bill that would have led to more Internet censorship is on ice -- thanks to a hold placed on it by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), S.3804, wi...
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What Election Could Mean For Patent Reform

The results of this week’s mid-term elections have been linked to a public desire for “smaller government” or hostility to “big government.” Assuming this is the case, it may be useful to co...
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CCIA Offers Recommendations To Combat Trade Barriers From Internet Censorship

Chairman Wyden, D-Ore, said President Obama hopes to double exports within 5 years and he sees Internet and tech companies as instrumental to achieving that – if the U.S. can reduce the trade barrie...
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Senate Judiciary Approves Internet Censorship Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a measure Thursday that would give the government additional tools to pressure other companies to not do business with domains suspected of illegally sharin...

CCIA’s Black Tells Senate, “Internet Censorship Is A Trade Barrier”

Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black is scheduled to testify Thursday at a Senate Finance subcommittee hearing, “International Trade in the Digital Economy...

CCIA's Black Tells Senate, "Internet Censorship Is A Trade Barrier"

Computer & Communications Industry Association President & CEO Ed Black is scheduled to testify Thursday at a Senate Finance subcommittee hearing, “International Trade in the Digital Economy...
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EU Employee Transfer Reform Increases Global Efficiency, Aids Innovation

The new 21st century economy is an increasingly globalized one, and multinational companies must be able to operate seamlessly across borders as a single global entity, rather than as a collection of...

NTIA Offers Plan To Increase Spectrum For Wireless Broadband

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued a report today recommending that 115 MHz of radio spectrum be reallocated for wireless broadband service within the next five year...

EU Postpones Further Net Neutrality Action For Now

European regulators said Thursday the EU, many of whose member states already have rules to prevent network operators from discriminating against other Internet access providers, would not enact addit...
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Tech Policy Preview for 2011

Senator McConnell announced last Thursday that he’s resolved to stop any and all legislative initiatives supported by the White House and/or the Democratic Majority in the Senate. Current House Mino...