Computer & Communication Industry Association

Government Mandates to Remove Content Are Ineffective, Costly, and Anti-Competitive

The CCIA Research Center’s ex post cost-benefit analysis of Germany’s Network Enforcement Act (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz or NetzDG), a model for such policies, finds that in 2022, NetzDG resulted in just 5,138 incremental content takedowns at four leading social media sites with trillions of instances of user-generated content annually. As startups have fewer resources to spend on compliance and because there are economies of scale in compliance with NetzDG-like policies, barriers to entry result.

  • Competition

The Cost of Various Antitrust and DMA-Related Litigation to State and Local Pension Plans –  State by State Aggregates

Various antitrust and DMA-related litigation against the five leading technology firms, Google, Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and Apple (GAMMA), would increase operating costs for targeted GAMMA firms, ...

Reliable vs. Rapid: Seller Fulfilled Prime Reboot Underscores Evolving Consumer Expectations on Retail Shipping

Executive Summary The history of Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime (“SFP”) provides strong evidence of the growing importance that consumers place on speed in retail shopping. Launched in 2015 ...

The Impact of Network Usage Fees on the Brazil Cloud Market

Economic Analysis of Market Licensing v. OEM Restricted Licensing for Standard and Essential Patents

The latest research on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) shows that there are potential problems in SEP licensing that may result in excessive royalties beyond the technical contribution of a paten...