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Topic: Internet

Lawmaker to Introduce 'Aaron's Law'

Bill named in honor of activist Aaron Swartz

California Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that would amend the penalties in a computer-hacking law that was cited as the reason Internet activist and Reddit co-founder…

We the People's Hits and Misses

The White House's petition site offers advocacy groups a useful tool

In recent months, the White House’s “We the People” petition site has been in the center of numerous mainstream media debates, drawing signatures by the 10s of thousands and eliciting…

FCC to Free Up More Spectrum for WiFi

Genachowski sits down with Gary Shapiro at CES

Trouble getting a good WiFi connection? Hang in there. Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said the agency will begin a new proceeding next month to free up more spectrum…

Internet Policy's Rock Star Addresses CES

Lays out agenda to protect digital competition

Sen. Ron Wyden is practically a rock star among the Internet community. Hailed as the “Senator from the Internet,” the Democratic member from Oregon seemed to relish the accolades during…

Internet Lobby Looks Beyond SOPA

Premiere of Silicon Prairie documentary shows path

The Internet community is getting its lobby act together, sort of. At the very least, it has more associations than ever before representing its interests in Washington. “The more the…

New Internet Association Has a Message for Congress

Video ad delivers 'hands off' directive in a subtle way

There are a million ways to say how wonderful the Internet is, and the newly formed Internet Association uses dozens of them in this new video ad directed at lawmakers. Backed…

U.S. Says No to UN Control of the Internet

U.S. supported at home by Congress, regulators, tech companies

The United States government said no to an international telecommunications treaty over provisions added at the last minute that would broaden the scope of the United Nations to include the…

Google, Tech Companies Take Action to Preserve Internet at U.N. Treaty Talks

Firms join U.S. delegation in Dubai

A veritable who's who of Internet and tech companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Cisco, AT&T and Verizon are headed to Dubai next week in an effort to preserve…

First Mover: Robert McDowell

The FCC commissioner is pro free-market media in public but a totalitarian at home

Specs Age 49 Who FCC commissioner; post-election, back in minority as Republican member FCC stuff can be pretty geeky. You’ve quoted everything from Shakespeare to Star Trek. What we do touches the daily lives…

Fast Chat: The Internet Association's Michael Beckerman

Head lobbyist for 14 Web giants readies for new Congress

There is no shortage of clout to back up Michael Beckerman, who heads up three-month-old The Internet Association as president and CEO. The trade association launched officially in September and…

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