Darrell Issa

The Consumer Electronics Association was part of the vocal opposition to anti-piracy legislation that was introduced in Congress earlier this year. CEA is now backing a bipartisan alternative bill.

The recording, technology and wireless industries teamed up on Monday to say Congress should not mandate cellphone makers to include radio chips on their devices. 

They endorsed a resolution from Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), ranking member of the Communications subcommittee, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) that says just that.

The chip mandate proposal originated as a way to resolve a long-term dispute between the broadcasters and recording studios. Last year, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) signaled a willingness to support

Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronics Association, has received the annual American Horizon Award from the Media Institute, a Washington research foundation specializing in communications policy and the First Amendment.  Shapiro is the first recipient who does not come directly from the media industry.

CompTIA announced Wednesday that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the former chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association and founder of Directed Electronics, will deliver the keynote address at its Breakaway 2009 conference in Las Vegas in August.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday will once again vote on legislation to delay the DTV transition until June. At least, it probably will.

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