E-Skills Call to Action in the European Union

On March 13th, representatives from CompTIA attended the E-Skills for Jobs High Level Conference in Riga, Latvia, held under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  Some 250 stakeholders attended the event and a policy declaration was adopted and issued at the conclusion of the gathering. The objective of the…

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Senate Bill 604 ­ True Origin of Digital Goods Act ­ Oppose

The Florida Senate is debating a bill this week intended to curtail online piracy but instead would threaten the anonymity of users online and push piracy to more mainstream contexts like Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Senate Bill 604, the True Origin of Digital Goods Act would undermine existing federal copyright law and would fail to…

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Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act introduced in the House and Senate

Legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate to prevent discriminatory and duplicative taxes on digital goods and services, including online downloads of music, literature, movies, mobile apps, and cloud computing services. Modeled after legislation pending in the last Congress, “The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act” would bring some certainty to…

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Building Relationships and Educating Legislators Key to Policy Success in Colorado

We kicked off spring with a very informative conversation with Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association (CTA). We learned what he has done to develop solid relationships with Colorado legislators and how his organization is leveraging those relationships to advocate for business issues and legislation helping move Colorado forward. Q: How have you…

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From the Archives

  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act Reform Gathers Steam on the Hill

    A top priority for TechAmerica for some time, reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) has garnered welcome attention on Capitol Hill recently. The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held on March 19 the first of multiple hearings it will have on ECPA reform.  This hearing focused on…