Topic: digital piracy

'The Internet Community Is Always in a Complete Lather' 'Free Ride' author talks digital piracy bills in Congress

With the debate over bills meant to crack down on digital piracy heating up on Capitol Hill, Adweek caught up with Robert Levine, author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are…

November 3, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

House Online Piracy Bill Faces Uproar From Internet Community Lobbying against proposal got a head start

The House version of the Protect IP bill, legislation aimed at shutting down rogue websites, got a big reception on the Hill in advance of its introduction late Wednesday. But…

October 26, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

ISPs Agree to Scold Users Suspected of Copyright Violations But service cutoffs not on the table yet

Illegal downloaders could see their Net access slowed, according to a new anti-piracy initiative implemented by Internet service providers at the behest of large copyright owners in the entertaiment industry.…

July 8, 2011, 5:12 AM EDT

Tech Community Lining Up Against Digital Piracy Bill Venture capitalists write letter to say bill would chill Internet investment

The tech community has begun to marshal its forces against the Protect IP Act, a bill aimed at shutting down rogue websites. Some 50 venture capitalists fired off a letter…

June 24, 2011, 9:59 AM EDT

Copyright Lobby Takes Subtle Approach Event showcases three famous photographers

Advocacy on Capitol Hill is rarely subtle, let alone highbrow. But an event held Thursday by the Copyright Alliance, which lobbies in favor of legislation including the PROTECT IP Act,…

June 23, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT

Can GroupM Really Take a Bite Out of Crime? Largest digital spender hopes others follow suit

Legislation aimed at shutting down Web sites that steal content may be stalled in Congress , but that doesn't mean those sites can breathe easy. Hoping to at least mortally…

June 9, 2011, 10:25 AM EDT

Anti-Piracy Bill Passes Committee, Then Runs in to Brick Wall Wyden puts a hold on legislation for second time

Just hours after the Protect IP Act, a bill designed to thwart digital piracy and the selling of counterfeit goods online, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in a unanimous vote, its…

May 26, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

Judiciary Committee Set to Pass Anti-Piracy Bill Similar legislation failed last year

The Protect IP Act, a bill aimed at cracking down on rogue sites that steal content or sell counterfeit goods, is on the fast track. Introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy,…

May 25, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

Leahy Trying Once Again to Get Tough on Piracy Reintroduces bill that died in Senate last year

A bipartisan group of senators led by Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., introduced Thursday a new version of a bill aimed at cracking down on websites that steal content or sell counterfeit…

May 12, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT