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…

January 30, 2012, 12:24 PM EST

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.…

January 23, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

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,…

January 19, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

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…

January 19, 2012, 7:39 AM EST

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…

January 18, 2012, 4:29 PM EST

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…

January 17, 2012, 5:00 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

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

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…

December 19, 2011, 12:14 PM EST