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  • Gun-smuggling cartel figures possibly were paid FBI informants

    Gun-smuggling cartel figures possibly were paid FBI informants
    Congressional investigators probing the controversial "Fast and Furious" anti-gun-trafficking operation on the border with Mexico believe at least six Mexican drug cartel figures involved in gun smuggling also were paid FBI informants, officials said...
  • Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes

    Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes
    Firearms from the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious weapons trafficking investigation turned up at the scenes of at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S., as well as at a Border Patrol agent's slaying in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has...
  • Anna Post minds manners for the modern world

    Anna Post minds manners for the modern world
    — The holidays bring out the best in people — and the worst. Which means that it's the busy season for Anna Post, the 31-year-old great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, who bears more than a passing resemblance to her famous forebear. As...
  • SOPA sent back to the drawing board in wake of Internet protests

     
    The SOPA online piracy bill that helped spark this week's unprecedented Internet protests will be redrafted, its lead sponsor said Friday. The move came not long after the Senate postponed a key vote on the companion PIPA bill scheduled for next week....
  • U.S. intends to deliver full aid to Egypt despite objections

     
    The Obama administration announced Friday that it intends to deliver all $1.3 billion in promised aid to Egypt’s military, despite calls from lawmakers and rights advocates to hold back money because of limits on political rights in the North...
  • SOPA and PIPA opponents warn the bills are not dead yet

     
    A day after a widespread Internet blackout, key opponents of SOPA and PIPA warned Thursday that the controversial online piracy bills are not dead yet and called for lawmakers to slow down and start over....
  • Goldberg: The false modesty of 'nerds'

    Goldberg: The false modesty of 'nerds'
    Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know...
  • Breaking down the DOMA Repeal Vote, Part 2: Why it matters to the movement

     
    In part 1 of “Breaking down the DOMA Repeal Vote,” we looked at the difficult legislative path ahead for the “Respect for Marriage Act” (RFA) that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed last week which would repeal the anti-gay &#...
  • Anti-piracy enforcement vs. a functional Internet

     
    The Times' Richard Verrier offered a compelling piece today about online piracy's effect on indie filmmakers, noting how Greg Carter's "A Gangland Love Story" (an updated take on "Romeo and Juliet" with rival black and Latino gangs) had found its way onto...
  • Anti-piracy bill moves forward in Washington

     
    Maybe lawmakers had just read the news that 25% of the new Harry Potter movie had leaked out on the Internet: Hollywood's efforts to curb the spread of online piracy just got a boost in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee......
  • Seizing domain names without COICA

     
    Numerous tech advocacy groups have railed against S 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, for proposing to give the Justice Department the power to seize domain names from sites around the globe that are "dedicated to infringing...
  • Dust-Up: What's the true impact of illegal downloading on jobs and the arts? [Round 3]

     
    On the final day* of our piracy Dust-Up, Harold Feld, legal director of Public Knowledge, and Andrew Keen, advisor to Arts and Labs, discuss the impact of illegal downloading on the economy and the arts through the lens of copyright......