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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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