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Topic: digital piracy

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

House Holds One-Sided Hearing on Piracy Bill

Witness deck stacked in favor of controversial legislation

Opponents to the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate counterpart—including the nation's biggest Internet companies, like Google and Facebook—did everything they could to get their voices heard in advance…

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