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CIPA

(Camera & Imaging Products Association, Japan, www.cipa.jp/english) A membership organization of analog and digital camera manufacturers. It was founded in 2002 after the Japan Camera Industry Association (JCIA) was dissolved. See CIPA rating.
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Rogue websites fraudulently using the CIPA seal are one of many complaints currently reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre," explained Jeff Thomson, in charge of the Operational Support Unit (OSU) with the CAFC.
8220;Rare Bird Trading Company was proud to provide this homegrown celebration for our friends from CIPA in recognition of recent investments by several of our state's businesses to exhibit their wares and services for sale in the country,” said Pat Long, Rare Bird CEO.
In addition to product specifications, standards and technical research, CIPA deals with environmental issues and other industry-wide issues and seeks to contribute to the development of photographic and imaging culture.
Library Ass'n, (12) the Supreme Court of the United States considered whether CIPA, a congressional act that conditions the receipt of public library Internet subsidies on the library's use of filtering software, violates the First Amendment.
Even after it lost its challenge of CIPA, the ALA demanded that Web filter creators be explicit about what is blocked and what criteria are being used.
Margaret Gardner, ITDG's marketing director, said: "I am delighted that the CIPA has chosen ITDG as the charity, and has decided to donate its fees to us.
Other places "would be filtering even without CIPA," says Bob Watson, executive director of the Franklin Park, Illinois, library district.
The American Library Association, various state and regional library associations, some website publishers, a few public library systems, and individuals who wanted to use their local library's computers to do research on the Internet sued to have the CIPA declared unconstitutional.
The goal of CIPA is to engage citizens in the design and use of performance measurement, thus making it more politically credible and increasing its value in the decision-making process.
By guaranteeing members' confidentiality, CIPA also gathers production statistics on an industrywide basis.
Hundreds of thousands of patients, including more than 90,000 in Florida alone, depend on CIPA member pharmacies for their prescription medications.