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PROTECT IP Act

PROTECT IP was a U.S. Senate bill defeated in early 2012. The bill was largely an echo of more famous sister legislation in the House known popularly as SOPA. The defeat of both bills came when they became popularly viewed as a government mandate for digital censorship.

As of spring 2012, many of the same organizations that took part in protesting SOPA are now actively fighting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which...
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PROTECT IP was a U.S. Senate bill defeated in early 2012. The bill was largely an echo of more famous sister legislation in the House known popularly as SOPA. The defeat of both bills came when they became popularly viewed as a government mandate for digital censorship.

As of spring 2012, many of the same organizations that took part in protesting SOPA are now actively fighting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which many activists argue similarly infringes on citizens' civil liberties
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  • What would a "digital Citizens' Bill of Rights" look like for Internet users?

    What would a "digital Citizens' Bill of Rights" look like for Internet users?
    If you've paid attention to Internet news over the past year, you might know that the notion of a "free Internet" has been hotly debated and seen by many as under siege.
  • Online fraud puts consumers at risk

    For nearly 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has helped consumers avoid fraud and scams by helping them find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. We are uniquely positioned in representing both the interests of the business community,...

    Ravens, NFL pursue online sellers of bogus merchandise

    Ravens, NFL pursue online sellers of bogus merchandise
    As the Ravens drove toward the playoffs, Barbra Skarzynski wanted to buy her son a team jersey as a Christmas gift. She searched Google for Lardarius Webb gear, quickly found a site that billed itself as an official store of the Ravens, and bought a...

    Wikipedia plans protest blackout today

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don't be surprised if you can't find Wikipedia today. The online encyclopedia's English language website is down until midnight. The 24-hour blackout is to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress. The Stop...

    Independent musicians' trade group comes out in support of SOPA, PIPA; Wye Oak, others balk

    Independent musicians' trade group comes out in support of SOPA, PIPA; Wye Oak, others balk
    A couple of controversial, Internet piracy bills in Congress have pit the tech industry against the music business, even independents. In a statement sent out early Wednesday afternoon, A2IM, the largest trade organization of independent musicians and...