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Consumers Could Start Receiving Anti-Piracy Notices This Week Persistent offenders could face slower Internet service

Consumers that illegally download movies, music or TV shows could start receiving warning notices from Internet service providers this week. Persistent downloaders might even see slower Internet connections. Beginning Monday, five…

February 25, 2013, 11:23 AM EST

Google Lobbying Spending Leads Tech Pack Company continues to feel pressure in Washington

Under scrutiny by regulators in both the U.S. and Europe for its privacy and business practices, it's not surprising that Google continues to lead the tech lobby pack when it…

July 23, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

Internet Defenders to Mobilize With Cat Signal New group will use beacon to spread awareness of threats to the open Web

Batman has the bat signal. Defenders of the Internet will soon have a "cat signal," a beacon of light that will be projected from spotlights into the sky or on…

July 17, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT

Web-Savvy Lawmakers Call for Internet Bill of Rights Mobilizing online community could cut out Washington middlemen

The Internet's newly anointed congressional Internet deities, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called during this Monday morning's Personal Democracy Forum in New York for Congress and the…

June 11, 2012, 10:53 AM EDT

Proponents of Tougher Intellectual Property Law Try to Shift Debate U.S. Chamber IP study details IP contribution to jobs, economy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, joined by three senators, today reopened the debate over protecting U.S. intellectual property with a new report connecting the IP economy with jobs. It was the…

May 23, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT

Ad Industry Takes Major Step to Fight Online Piracy ANA, 4A's adopt best practices to cut ads on rogue sites

The advertising industry took a major step Thursday in fighting rogue websites that steal copyrighted material and sell counterfeit goods. To cut off the financial support that keeps rogue sites…

May 3, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

Hoodwinked by Hollywood, Tech Lobby Study Suggests CCIA's Black says report can fill in the gaps in copyright debate

The two controversial piracy bills in Congress may be temporarily on hold, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. Far from it. The Internet and tech lobby is determined…

January 30, 2012, 12:24 PM EST

Mr. Internet Goes to Washington Senators and websites rally to urge congress to rework piracy legislation

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the Internet’s hero for his unflinching opposition to the two controversial anti-piracy laws, SOPA and PIPA, has been fond of playing the underdog in the fight.…

January 23, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

Internet Protest by the Numbers Protesters hope for new process in Washington

Opponents to SOPA and PIPA, the two controversial anti-piracy bills, were declaring victory following yesterday's unprecedented Internet protest. The numbers back them up. More than 115,000 websites participated in the protest,…

January 19, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

In Wake of Internet Storm, Lawmakers Pull Support for Anti-Piracy Bills 60,000 websites take part in protest

A number of lawmakers that formerly supported SOPA and PIPA pulled their support from the two bills Wednesday as tens of thousands of Internet websites staged the biggest protest in…

January 18, 2012, 4:29 PM EST