Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.
"We welcome the President’s leadership, and encourage the FCC to stand with the Internet’s vast community of users and move
The near monopolists are at bat and are swinging for the fences in a bid to kill open Internet rules and dominate the online ecosystem. I see FCC Chairman Wheeler on the mound, trying to decide what to pitch while millions of interested parties fill the stands.
Let us provide some context to those who relied on the Times's (non-existent) coverage of SOPA, prior to January 18th.
It is one year since the death of 26-year-old Aaron Swartz, the renowned computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist. People all around the world are remembering Swartz
Swartz' death has focused attention on the CFAA and changed the political dynamic around the law. "Prior to six months ago
Like many activists before him, Aaron fell prey to a criminal justice system that entrenches the standing of the already powerful, and which has been used so many times to break unionists and stymie their organizing efforts.
January 18, 2013 The Honorable Eric Holder Attorney General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W
"If he had lost [a court trial], given the 13 felony indictments, he was really screwed," Lessig said. Ortiz's current claims
This story was updated to include comments from a statement from Swartz's family and a statement from JSTOR. Although JSTOR
Berman's office was unavailable to comment on a federal holiday. Due to redistricting, this year Berman lost to fellow Democrat
This vastly under-reported case has tremendous implications for millions of Americans and could undermine our ability to use sites like eBay and Craigslist -- or even hold old-fashioned garage sales.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) would ruin so much of what's best about the Internet: They
Technology has advanced, but the entertainment industry is still in the Dark Ages: Under the guise of protecting "innovation" these Luddites are urging Congress to undermine the greatest engine of invention humanity has ever known: the Internet.
The PROTECT-IP Act retains censorship components from an earlier bill but adds a new one: it bans people from having serious conversations about the blacklisted sites.
The Patriot Act is (again) up for renewal this month. By ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.
We also stand together in opposition to a recent spate of legally questionable domain name seizures undertaken by the Department
There's no telling what sort of trouble DHS and ICE will stir up next. If they want to assert some nuance in their policy that would prevent them from shutting down Facebook, they need to explain it.