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Irony Alert: Congressman Who Wrote SOPA Violated Copyright Law

Source: Time Lamar Smith (R-TX), the chief sponsor of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), cares very much about holding copyright violators accountable for their actions — except, apparently, when it comes to himself. Jamie Lee Curtis Taete over at VICE … Continue reading

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Internet piracy bill splits technology, entertainment industries

Source: McClatchy WASHINGTON — Legislation to thwart Internet piracy is dividing Capitol Hill lawmakers and has the entertainment industry facing off against the technology industry. At least one major social media website is planning a daylong blackout next week to … Continue reading

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Google chairman says online piracy bill would ‘criminalize’ the Internet

Source: Hill An online piracy bill in the House would “criminalize linking and the fundamental structure of the Internet itself,” according to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt said the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would punish Web firms, including search … Continue reading

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