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ACTA Sparks Protests In Latest Anti-Piracy Battle | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

In the United States, a massive Internet protest last week led by Wikipedia and Google drove congressional leaders to place controversial anti-piracy ...

Site Blackouts Reminiscent Of SOPA Protest

AP | By VANESSA GERA | Posted 01.24.2012 | Technology

WARSAW, Poland -- Hundreds of people waged a street protest in Warsaw on Tuesday to protest the government's plan to sign an international copyright t...

Will Anonymous Attack Change This Country's Stance?

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials vowed Monday to stick to plans to sign an international copyright treaty that has outraged Internet activists...

The 2010 Elections, Reflections, Lessons and Taking Stock

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

It's hard to develop a public narrative and a legislative record as a champion of the underdog when you spend so much time pandering to giant corporate interests.

Lynne Cheney Group Gives UC Berkeley, Yale an 'F' In Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Erica Perez Just as the vaunted U.S. News and World Report rated UC Berkeley as the nation's top p...

Treaty Aims to deputize ISPs on copyrights

CNET News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Internet service providers could become copyright cops encouraged to block access to suspected pirate Web sites, according to a previously secret draf...

Obama Administration Isolated on Issue of Secrecy of IPR Negotiation

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Love

The Obama White House has defended the ridiculous position that a sweeping new trade agreement on the enforcement of intellectual property rights should be secret -- from the public.

Who in U.S. Congress Wants the ACTA Text Public?

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

This week some 38 or so countries are holding a secret negotiation in Guadalajara, Mexico, on something called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement...

ACTA -- A Patriot Act For the Internet

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Love

Earth to politicians -- you work for us, not the International Chamber of Commerce. Make the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations public!

White House Creates Secret Process as Solution to Transparency For Key IPR Negotiation

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

The U.S. government has created a secret process for insiders to view key negotiating documents for trade agreements -- as an alternative to demands for more openness.

Our Government Opposes Internet Filtering -- Maybe Yes, Maybe No

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

If the government opposes Internet filtering in Iran and opposes it in China, then it would be nice if our legislators and our government opposed it here, too.

Obama Administration Rules Texts of New IPR Agreement are State Secrets

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

We have been seeking access to documents relating to negotiations on an important new intellectual property enforcement treaty. The agreement, misle...

Counterfeit Democracy

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

A new draft global trade treaty may interfere with fair use of copyrighted materials, require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to monitor all consume...