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Open Letter to Senator Dick Durbin

UPDATED (1/18/2012 4:48 PM EST): Click here for update. by Matthew L. Schafer Below is my letter to Senator Dick Durbin [D-IL].  Senator Durbin supports the Protect-IP Act, an act that would “break the Internet.”  You can contact your representative about … Continue reading

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It’s American Censorship Day: Why Congress Wants to Blackout the Net

by Matthew L. Schafer On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA“).  The House Judiciary Committee hosted six witnesses, five of which testified in favor of the law, one of which … Continue reading

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United States Asks Google for User information on 4,601 Occasions in Six Months

by Matthew L. Schafer In an effort towards increased transparency, Google has released a month-by-month list of governments who most often request information on users and make takedown requests.  From July of 2009 to December of 2010, the United States … Continue reading

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