Topic: SOPA

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…

November 15, 2012, 3:20 PM EST

Reddit Hits the Road Taking its open-Internet battle into the real world, the social news site campaigns cross-country

Launched in 2005, the social news site Reddit has become one of the most peculiar, powerful, and even controversial destinations on the Web. With 42 million unique visitors a month…

October 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Google Stirs Pot With Plan to Combat Piracy Move aimed at appeasing entertainment industry

Google's new plan to alter its search engine so that legitimate entertainment sites are ranked higher than pirate sites is refueling debate in Washington debate over what to do about…

August 10, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

Lawmaker Invites Internet Users to Craft Privacy Legislation Launches project on Reddit

Congress got the message. Don't mess with new Internet laws without involving the Internet community unless you want a repeat of the great Internet blackout in January over SOPA, the…

July 26, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

Internet Defenders to Mobilize With Cat Signal New group will use beacon to spread awareness of threats to the open Web

Batman has the bat signal. Defenders of the Internet will soon have a "cat signal," a beacon of light that will be projected from spotlights into the sky or on…

July 17, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT

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

Ad Biz Takes Aim at Rogue Sites Self-regulation program would prevent counterfeiters and pirates from stealing ad dollars

Opening up a new front in the war against rogue sites, advertisers and agencies are working with the government to develop a self-regulation program designed to choke off the flow…

May 15, 2012, 6:28 AM EDT