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Lawmakers Sound Sympathetic to Internet Group Internet giants will drive agenda in Congress

In a sign that Internet giants will help drive the agenda in Washington, more than half a dozen lawmakers representing both sides of the aisle today paid homage to the $8…

March 5, 2013, 4:42 PM EST

Tweet! It's Internet Freedom Day Celebration of the largest website blackout in U.S. history

One year ago today websites like Wikipedia and Reddit went dark to protest two anti-piracy bills that no one outside the Beltway had ever heard of before. Today, because of…

January 18, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

Internet Activist Group Seeks Justice for Swartz Web community may have found next SOPA moment

With the suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the Internet community may have found its next SOPA moment. But this time, instead of working to stop legislation, the focus is…

January 17, 2013, 9:55 AM EST

Lawmakers Ponder Disparity in Internet Radio Fairness Act Music performance rates a pandora's box

A bill to lower music performance royalties for Internet radio is probably dead on arrival in Congress unless traditional broadcasters that have never paid a penny to musicians are asked…

November 28, 2012, 2:27 PM EST

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

Bipartisan Group Calls for More Unlicensed Spectrum Advocates more flexibility for FCC

A group of 42 members of Congress, mostly Democrats, are urging the payroll tax cut conference committee to let the Federal Communications Commission make available more unlicensed spectrum, a key…

February 9, 2012, 3:52 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

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