PROTECT IP Act

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Name: PROTECT IP Act
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Protecting internet creativity

I believe I share a sense of relief with most Princeton University students at the recent shelving of the PIPA/SOPA (the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act) legislation. These pieces of legislation, the latter in the House and the former in ... [Published Individual.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Who Will Control Your Internet?

In late September and early October of this year, huge demonstrations broke out in Hong Kong. The protesters were outraged by the decision of Communist Party leaders on the mainland to stack the deck for elections to Hong Kong’s chief executive post with ... [Published New American - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

The complete Internet voter’s guide to the 2014 election

By on October 19th, 2014Internet freedom is not like abortion. It’s not like gun rights, or gay marriage, or the death penalty. Unlike most of the single issues you might try to use to categorize a candidate, it’s particularly hard to define what being ... [Published The Kernel - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Mr. Buzzwords Goes To Washington

Silicon Valley regulars like Google, Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, Vinod Khosla, Eric Schmidt, Peter Thiel, and a gaggle of venture capital firms have tried to growth hack Ro Khanna into Congress. With polls in a "dead heat," Y Combinator partner Garry Tan ... [Published Gawker - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 2 reports

What happens in tech policy if Republicans take the Senate?

Republican Sens. John Barrasso (Wyo.), John Coryn (Tex.), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) take questions from reporters after a Senate policy luncheons on Capitol Hill in September. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Tech ... [Published Faster Forward - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Websites ‘Slow Down’ For A Day To Protest ‘Fast Lanes’ Internet Access Proposal

CREDIT: www.battleforthenet.com Dozens of tech companies and advocacy groups across the Web joined forces Wednesday and “slowed down” their websites to support net neutrality , just days before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) takes ... [Published Think Progress - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

A stalwart defender of an open Internet

PORTLAND — It can be hard to argue with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, the Oregon Democrat who has been at the forefront of the biggest tech-policy issues in recent years.Before “net neutrality” became the tech cause du jour, the Portland lawyer was pushing for ... [Published Seattle Times - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Revolving Door: Main Architect Of PIPA (Senate Version Of SOPA) Now... Lobbying For The MPAA

A couple of years ago, we wrote about an interview with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff , in which he explained one of his most effective strategies in getting legislation in his favor. The key trick: find key staffers working for elected officials ... [Published Techdirt - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

A Year After Snowden’s Revelations, Why Do Anti-Surveillance Protests Keep Falling Flat?

CREDIT: Resetthenet.org On the anniversary of Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, tech companies and civil liberties groups such as Mozilla, Google, Reddit and Greenpeace, rallied Thursday for “ Reset The Net ” to protest mass government surveillance ... [Published Think Progress - Jun 05 2014]
First reported May 28 2014 - Updated May 28 2014 - 1 reports

Can Senator Leahy Actually Get Anything Done To Help With Civil Liberties And Innovation?

Senator Patrick Leahy is often considered one of the most powerful Senators. He's the most senior Senator, third in the presidential line of succession (after the VP and the Speaker of the House) and the head of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee. ... [Published Techdirt - May 28 2014]
First reported May 23 2014 - Updated May 23 2014 - 1 reports

Google lining up with the good guys in fight against internet tolls, net neutrality

It helps to have a company as big as Google on your side, as we learned in the SOPA/PIPA fight when we beat back the draconian Stop Online Piracy Act. Now Google is teaming up with Netflix against other broadband providers. Google fired a shot across ... [Published Daily Kos - May 23 2014]
First reported May 16 2014 - Updated May 16 2014 - 1 reports

How advocacy beat ACTA in Europe

James Losey writes, "After the defeat of SOPA and PIPA in the United States attention turned to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Europe. Like SOPA and PIPA, ACTA raised concerns that excessive measure to enforce copyright online would limit ... [Published Boing Boing - May 16 2014]

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...his article with a comment that I believe gets at one of the deepest and most overlooked issues that the PIPA/SOPA debate tries to address: "Most creative people will need to earn a living doing something else, and we will all be the losers." The issue is, if artists, musicians and actors do not get properly paid for their creative efforts, they will stop creating...
..."It would be difficult to explain," says Phil Kerpen, president of the conservative group American Commitment, "why he'd veto something that he agrees is good policy."
In the post, Google focuses on the positive impact this kind of direct interconnection can have on consumers. "So that your video doesn’t get caught up in this possible congestion, we invite content providers to hook up their networks directly to ours. This is called ‘peering,’ and it gives you a more direct connection to the content that you want." Google isn’t alone in offering this kind of peering to Netflix for free...
James Losey writes, "After the defeat of SOPA and PIPA in the United States attention turned to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Europe. Like SOPA and PIPA, ACTA raised concerns that excessive measure to enforce copyright online would limit freedom of expression online. And while the approval by European Parliament once seemed enviable, protests across Europe and advocacy by civil society lead to Parliament rejecting the Agreement in July 2012. But the protest, while highly visible, represented only a portion of the networked advocacy against ACTA in Europe."

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Protecting internet creativity [Published Individual.com - 5 hours ago]
Who Will Control Your Internet? [Published New American - Oct 22 2014]
The complete Internet voter’s guide to the 2014... [Published The Kernel - Oct 19 2014]
Mr. Buzzwords Goes To Washington [Published Gawker - Oct 15 2014]
What happens in tech policy if Republicans take... [Published Faster Forward - Oct 14 2014]
What happens in tech policy if Republicans take... [Published Post Tech - Oct 14 2014]
Websites ‘Slow Down’ For A Day To Protest ‘Fast... [Published Think Progress - Sep 10 2014]
A stalwart defender of an open Internet [Published Seattle Times - Aug 18 2014]
Revolving Door: Main Architect Of PIPA (Senate ... [Published Techdirt - Jul 24 2014]
A Year After Snowden’s Revelations, Why Do Anti... [Published Think Progress - Jun 05 2014]
Can Senator Leahy Actually Get Anything Done To... [Published Techdirt - May 28 2014]
Google lining up with the good guys in fight ag... [Published Daily Kos - May 23 2014]
How advocacy beat ACTA in Europe [Published Boing Boing - May 16 2014]
Silicon Valley Heavyweights Pressure The FCC To... [Published Think Progress - May 12 2014]
USPTO to examine DMCA take-down process [Published PC Advisor - Apr 08 2014]
Internet protest to ‘fight back’ against survei... [Published PBS - Feb 10 2014]
SOPA Blackout Was Biggest Online Protest In His... [Published Intellectual Property Watch - Jan 20 2012]
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What happens in tech policy if Republicans take... [Published Faster Forward - Oct 14 2014]
Republican Sens. John Barrasso (Wyo.), John Coryn (Tex.), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) take questions from reporters after a Senate policy luncheons on Capitol Hill in September. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Tech ...
What happens in tech policy if Republicans take... [Published Post Tech - Oct 14 2014]
Republican Sens. John Barrasso (Wyo.), John Coryn (Tex.), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) take questions from reporters after a Senate policy luncheons on Capitol Hill in September. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Tech ...
Websites ‘Slow Down’ For A Day To Protest ‘Fast... [Published Think Progress - Sep 10 2014]
CREDIT: www.battleforthenet.com Dozens of tech companies and advocacy groups across the Web joined forces Wednesday and “slowed down” their websites to support net neutrality , just days before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) takes ...
Revolving Door: Main Architect Of PIPA (Senate ... [Published Techdirt - Jul 24 2014]
A couple of years ago, we wrote about an interview with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff , in which he explained one of his most effective strategies in getting legislation in his favor. The key trick: find key staffers working for elected officials ...
A Year After Snowden’s Revelations, Why Do Anti... [Published Think Progress - Jun 05 2014]
CREDIT: Resetthenet.org On the anniversary of Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, tech companies and civil liberties groups such as Mozilla, Google, Reddit and Greenpeace, rallied Thursday for “ Reset The Net ” to protest mass government surveillance ...
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