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Today is the day that the United States Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) is scheduled to be voted on. Lamar Smith, a Texas republican, drafted the bill to address the film and music industry’s growing concerns around online piracy. SOPA would effectively allow both the US government and copyright holders to seek court orders against […]

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In a new twist on a familiar theme, legislation is being proposed to allow a court order to require providers to “shut off” websites deemed to be “dedicated to infringing activities.” This would allow websites to be shut down immediately, without any final court judgment of wrongdoing, or site owner notification. If the “PROTECT-IP Act” […]

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