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Democratic Senator Mocked For Batman Appearance

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of progressive Internet freedom activists have created a website mocking the Batman movie appearances of Senate Judiciary Commit...

Internet Clicks Beat Old Guard

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Outspent but hardly outgunned, online and high-tech companies triggered an avalanche of Internet clicks to force Congress to shelve...

Zach Carter

Chamber of Commerce's Secret SOPA Email

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top intellectual property lawyer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce appears to have sent out an email to underlings on Friday, notifyin...

Zach Carter

Reid Makes Big Decision On Anti-Piracy Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a significant victory for open Internet advocates, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman ...

Zach Carter

Senate's McConnell Calls For PIPA Bill To Be 'Shelved'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday to nix an upcoming vote on Protect ...

Do SOPA and PIPA Conflict With State Dept.'s Global Internet Freedom Goals?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.20.2012 | World
Corbin Hiar

If done wrong, anti-piracy legislation could restrict the rights of Internet users across the country -- and put U.S. diplomats in a very awkward position.

SCOTUS Adds More Fuel to the Copyright Debate With Golan V. Holder

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The case marked a continuance of the debate over the Copyright Clause of the United States Constitution that was broached in the 2003 Supreme Court decision in the Eldred v. Ashcroft case.

Key Supporters Abandon Anti-Piracy Legislation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Joining other lawmakers, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced Wednesday that he would no longer support the Protect IP Act, amid widespread online prot...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Picks Sides In SOPA Fight Between Campaign Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama entered the fray over two controversial anti-piracy bills with a Jan. 14 statement aligning the White House with ...

Lawmakers Stand Up To SOPA And PIPA On Twitter

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

As over 7,000 websites go dark Wednesday to protest the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts, a controversial pair of bills that could effectively s...

Zach Carter

Key Senator Abandons The Protect IP Ship

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With thousands of websites large and small blacked out Wednesday in protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, a House bill, and it...

While the Net Goes Dark for SOPA and PIPA, Register to Vote

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

January 18 reflects the commitment of the technology community to take a stand when it comes to policies that would serve to cripple the openness and values that have made the Internet so robust.

The Truth About SOPA: How the Corporate Lobby's Argument Doesn't Add Up

Joe Sestak | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Joe Sestak

Don't be fooled by its seemingly straightforward title: SOPA is one of the greatest challenges to a free and open web that we've ever faced.

Zach Carter

SOPA BLACKOUT

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Thousands of websites, including some of the most popular, are going dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill which is designed to thw...

Zach Carter

Protests Planned To Counter Piracy Bill, Online And In Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Google will join thousands of tech activists, entrepreneurs and corporations on Wednesday in protesting the proposed Stop Online Piracy ...

A Brave New Fahrenheit 2012

Duncan Quirk | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

In a time where our government cannot come to a necessary bipartisan solution to save our country from economic collapse under enormous debt, it is astonishing how much support these pieces of legislation that diminish our civil rights are receiving.

Fixing Protect IP

Jess Coleman | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home
Jess Coleman

While Protect IP and SOPA are significantly flawed, Congress should shake off the misguided criticism and move forward to combat the only big issue that is experiencing bipartisan support.

What You Need to Know About the Stop Online Piracy Act in 2012

Alexander Howard | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Alexander Howard

Whether the broadcast networks choose to cover it or not will matter less next year than it would have even a decade ago. The Internet will drive awareness of these bills in 2012 in a way that simply wasn't possible before this moment in history.

Don't Break the Internet

Mark Lemley | Posted 02.20.2012 | Technology
Mark Lemley

Copyright and trademark infringement on the Internet is a very real problem, and IP owners need tools to deal with that problem. But the power to break the Internet shouldn't be among them.

Zach Carter

Congress Threatens Foundation Of Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Ryan Grim contributed reporting WASHINGTON -- A month ago, Google lobbyist Katherine Oyama absorbed one of the more unusual congressional tongue-la...

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Yet Another Stealth Maneuver to Control the Internet

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.10.2012 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons ...

Time to Occupy the Internet Before It's Too Late

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There's a cold war of attrition being fought for the right to own the Internet, its content and its technology, and you're losing.

Michael McAuliff

Rupert Murdoch Lobbies Congress To Restrict Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch threw his weight behind Congress' attempt to restrict the Internet, personally lobbying leaders on Capi...

Zach Carter

Lawmakers Fight Internet Censorship

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers proposed a new framework for an anti-piracy bill late Thursday night, hoping to derail leading legislati...

Stop #SOPA: Using the Internet to Save the Internet

Patrick Ruffini | Posted 01.28.2012 | Technology
Patrick Ruffini

Everywhere this year, we're seeing the power of the instant activist. Insidery D.C. lobbying fights may be ripe for technology-driven disruption just like political campaigns were a decade ago.