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SOPA Shelved, PIPA on Its Last Leg, and the Internet Saved?

by Matthew L. Schafer Opponents of the industry supported piracy bills SOPA and PIPA celebrated as word came from Washington that legislators have shelved SOPA.  Over the weekend the Obama administration, responding to a petition, suggested that it would not … Continue reading

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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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