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Topic: SOPA

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

Revenge of the Nerds: Websites Go Dark in Protest of Piracy Bills

7,000 venues participate

If you go to Wikipedia today, be forewarned. The free online encyclopedia, along with more than 7,000 others such as Reddit, Mozilla and Wordpress, are blacked out in protest of…

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…

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…

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…

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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