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Topic: Rep. Zoe Lofgren

Bipartisan Patent Troll Bill Easily Passes House

Senate is next

A legislative solution to combat abusive patent troll tactics is well on its way to becoming law with House passage of the Innovation Act today. Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte's (R-Va.) bill,…

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…

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…

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…

FTC's Google Case Creates Strange Bedfellows In Congress

Dems and GOP warn FTC not to overstep authority

As the Federal Trade Commission moves closer to a decision about whether it will pull the trigger on its two antitrust investigations of Google, some Congressional leaders are coming to…

Lawmaker Uses Reddit to Craft New Law on Domain Name Seizures

Feds shut down more than 700 websites

A number of lawmakers have taken to the Internet to crowdsource ideas for laws and policy. The latest is Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), who is using the Reddit community to…

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…

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