Topic: PIPA

Groups Unveil Dueling Declarations of Internet Freedom Principles meant to involve consumers, inform lawmakers

Washington seems to be in love with codes of conduct, bills of rights, and now declarations of Internet freedom. On the eve of July 4, policy influencers have come up…

July 3, 2012, 10:04 AM 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

Small Web Publishers Head to the Hill Will push politicians to consider potential impacts of new Internet rules

Small Web publishers will descend on Washington in the first week of June (June 4-5) to play the economic hero card. They hope to make the case to politicians that…

May 25, 2012, 1:16 PM 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

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

Reid Postpones PIPA Vote; Smith Postpones SOPA Markup Debate shifts to compromise solution

Chalk up another big win for the Internet companies and their online protest against controversial anti-piracy bills. Both PIPA and SOPA are now on hold in Congress, giving lawmakers more…

January 20, 2012, 11:17 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

Big Content Fights Back in Anti-Piracy Campaign Ads stress U.S. job protection

Big content is striking back at big Internet. As tens of thousands of websites protested SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), Creative America, the organization representing…

January 19, 2012, 7:39 AM 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