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After Failure Of SOPA and PIPA Obama and Reid Reloading With NEW Internet Bill

After Failure Of SOPA and PIPA Obama and Reid Reloading With NEW Internet Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, following a recent anti-piracy legislative debacle with SOPA and PIPA, will lead his second effort of 2012 to push Internet-regulating legislation, this time in the form of a new cybersecurity bill. The expected bill is the latest attempt by the Democrats to broadly expand the authority of executive branch agencies over the Internet.

| February 7, 2012 | 2 Comments
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STOPPED! US Congress and Senate Withdraw BOTH SOPA and PIPA Internet Anti-Piracy Bills

STOPPED! US Congress and Senate Withdraw BOTH SOPA and PIPA Internet Anti-Piracy Bills

U.S. lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks on Friday, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fast-moving bills.

| January 20, 2012 | 6 Comments
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Obama’s Washington Attempting To Silence The Internet With SOPA and PIPA

Obama’s Washington Attempting To Silence The Internet With SOPA and PIPA

Imagine a world in which any intellectual property holder can, without ever appearing before a judge or setting foot in a courtroom, shut down any website’s online advertising programs and block access to credit card payments. The credit card processors and the advertising networks would be required to take quick action against the named website; only the filing of a “counter notification” by the website could get service restored.

| January 17, 2012 | 15 Comments
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With Blogging at All-time High, Obama’s Washington Seeks to Silence the Internet

With Blogging at All-time High, Obama’s Washington Seeks to Silence the Internet

Proposed federal legislation purporting to protect online intellectual property would also impose sweeping new government mandates on internet service providers – a positively Orwellian power grab that would permit the U.S. Justice Department to shut down any internet site it doesn’t like (and cut off its sources of income) on nothing more than a whim.

| December 12, 2011 | 5 Comments
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