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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

Revenge of the Nerds: Websites Go Dark in Protest of Piracy Bills 7,000 venues participate

If you go to Wikipedia today, be forewarned. The free online encyclopedia, along with more than 7,000 others such as Reddit, Mozilla and Wordpress, are blacked out in protest of…

January 17, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

SOPA Halted in the House Fight over bills now turns to Senate

The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act has been stopped dead in its tracks in the House. Until there is broader consensus among the lawmakers about legislation that would crack down…

January 14, 2012, 8:32 AM EST

Rep. Smith to Remove Controversial Provision From SOPA Smith's move signals debate over piracy bills shifting

The debate over how to crack down on foreign Web sites that steal U.S. content or sell counterfeit goods took yet another turn late Friday. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman…

January 13, 2012, 5:36 PM EST

Leahy Plans Amendment to Controversial Piracy Bill Wyden responds he will still filibuster proposal

It looks like the aggressive campaign spearheaded by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to change the course of debate in Congress over how to stop foreign…

January 12, 2012, 5:18 PM EST

Can Issa, Wyden Change Piracy Debate? As Congress returns, piracy debate at turning point

The debate in Congress over the best way to shut down foreign websites that steal U.S. copyright material and sell counterfeit goods could be about to shift. At least that's…

January 12, 2012, 10:06 AM EST

Senate Online Piracy Bill Headed for the Floor in January Wyden ready to filibuster

When the Senate returns Jan. 24, it will take up online piracy, one of the most contentious issues on the Hill that has pitted big technology against big media. Over…

December 19, 2011, 12:14 PM EST

SOPA Markup Halted; Opponents Get a Little More Time Adjournment only delays inevitable

With 31 co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle, the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is likely unstoppable in the Judiciary Committee, despite a well-orchestrated and highly visible campaign…

December 16, 2011, 1:57 PM EST

Wyden, Issa Offer Protect IP Alternative Hill debate about how to combat digital piracy continues

Hoping to stop the progress of bills under consideration in Congress that would put in place stricter laws to combat rogue websites, a bipartisan group of lawmakers offered a draft…

December 8, 2011, 5:26 PM EST

Opponents to Digital Piracy Bills Float Alternative Would rely on International Trade Commission

The debate over how to stop foreign Web sites from stealing copyright works or selling counterfeit goods has been one of the most contentious on Capitol Hill, pitting big media…

December 2, 2011, 10:27 AM EST