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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Senator John Cornyn Asks Eric Holder To Explain DOJ Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz   —  While we've seen some politicians in Congress speak out about the prosecution against Aaron Swartz, for the most part, it had been the “usual crew” of folks who had formed the core of the anti-SOPA alliance — Reps. Lofgren, Issa and Polis.
Jan 19, 2013, 4:05 AMIn context
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Happy Internet Freedom Day, Y'all   —  Today is the first anniversary of the online protests against SOPA and PIPA that helped turn the U.S. Congress against voting for the restrictive Internet piracy legislation.  —  mama_mia/Shutterstock  —  More than 100,000 websites participated …
Jan 18, 2013, 1:25 PMIn context
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
After a year in the grave, can SOPA and Protect IP return?   —  CNET asked the leaders of the congressional committees that write U.S. copyright law, plus the groups that backed the controversial legislation a year ago, to tell us what will happen next.  —  It was one year ago today …
Jan 18, 2013, 1:15 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Senator Wyden lays out “digital freedom” agenda   —  “The door outside Senator Ron Wyden's office says, ‘The Senator from Oregon,’” said the speaker who introduced him at a packed morning CES discussion.  “It should also say, ‘The Senator from the Internet!’”  Cheers abounded.
Jan 9, 2013, 5:15 PMIn context
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Voters boot three SOPA-sponsoring Hollywood allies from Congress   —  Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), a key supporter of the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act dedicated to her late husband, lost her seat in Tuesday's election.  —  US Congress  —  When the new Congress takes office in January …
Nov 7, 2012, 9:25 PMIn context
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
European Commission Looks To Backdoor In ACTA By Pushing For Same Results Through ‘Voluntarism’   —  This year saw two huge victories for digital activism: against SOPA in the US, and against ACTA in the EU.  The big question is now: what will be the next moves of those behind SOPA and ACTA as they seek to regain the initiative?
Sep 4, 2012, 7:25 AMIn context
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Leaked RIAA Report: SOPA/PIPA “Ineffective Tool” Against Music Piracy   —  “These illicit sites are among the culprits behind the music industry's more than 50 percent decline in revenues during the last decade, resulting in 15,000 layoffs and fewer resources to invest in new bands,” …
Jul 27, 2012, 11:15 PMIn context
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
Bat-Signal Heralds Launch of Internet Defense League   —  The Internet Defense League (IDL) launches today, looking to formalise the action that made such a statement 6 months ago.  Until recently, protests tended to be single-site activities, but opposition to SOPA and PIPA was so widespread …
Jul 19, 2012, 12:45 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
SOPA architect now pushing for “IP Attaché” legislation   —  Ars has previously opposed overly draconian IP laws, such as SOPA.  —  Ars Technica  —  Another week, another controversial intellectual property enforcement bill hits Capitol Hill.  This time, it's called the IP Attaché Act …
Jul 12, 2012, 9:35 AMIn context
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Proposed Internet crackdown in Russia leads to Wikipedia blackout in protest   —  Compared our own battles in the US with SOPA and PIPA, other parts of the world have things way worse when it comes to freedom of information, especially when it comes to the Internet.
Jul 9, 2012, 9:35 PMIn context

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