CCIA Tells Supreme Court: Copyright Cartel Threatens Innovation
Intellectual Property The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), as part of the High Tech Coalition, filed a friend-of-the-court brief today with the Supreme Court in the copyright case of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, LTD, in an effort to deny the entertainment industry veto power over the next generation of consumer and high-tech devices and services.
CCIA, in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Association and the Home Recording Rights Coalition, filed in support of full affirmance of the Betamax Doctrine. This doctrine of "capable of substantial non-infringing use" stands as the Magna Carta of the Digital Age and of the information technology industry.
CCIA's President and CEO, Ed Black, stressed that its members believe that "intellectual property protection is a vital component of the innovation process, but excessive protection can be as harmful as too little. Vigorous competition and interactive innovation, the keys to the success of all technology industries, require a well-balanced system."
As a trade association committed to representing the interests of the technology industry and its customers, CCIA has long promoted a balance between the dynamic flow of information necessary to support innovation and the protection of copyright. Manufacturers of technology products should not be under any obligation, whether legislative or judicial, to design their devices in any particular way.
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