Computer & Communication Industry Association

The Sky Is Rising (2019 Edition)

A detailed look at the state of the entertainment industry

The data in this report show that, once again, the sky is rising. We are in, as Professor Joel Waldfogel has noted, a true “Digital Rennaissance.”1 No matter where you look, there are signs of an incredible abundance of not just creation of new content, but myriad ways to make money from that content. Contrary to clockwork complaints of content creation being killed off — all evidence points to an internet that has enabled stunning growth and opportunity for content. The internet has provided new tools and services that have enabled more creation, more distribution, more promotion, more access

  • Digital Economy

Impacts of Canada’s Proposed Digital Service Tax on the United States

Canadian Bill C-59 would impose a digital services tax (DST) of 3% on revenues from online marketplaces, online advertising, social media, and user data services. The DST would disproportionately�...

  • Competition

Bundled Benefits of Retail Memberships in Mexico

The study evaluates retail membership bundles at Mexico’s leading four Big Box stores: Walmart Pass, Sam’s Club, Costco, and H-E-B Prime in Mexico, finding not only that bundling generates a Me...

  • 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 ...