U.S. ISPs Will Start Monitoring Individual Customers for Copyright Violations in July

Internet Law

Undeterred by the failure of SOPA and PIPA, media giants have forged an agreement with major U.S. ISPs, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other Internet service providers (ISPs) to police their own networks in an effort to catch digital pirates and stop illegal file-sharing.

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Son of SOPA & PIPA: Meet ACTA (And Be Afraid)

Internet Law

Internet activists and civil rights groups worldwide are alarmed at the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), one of the harshest crackdowns on internet piracy, which was signed by 22 nations in 2011 and awaits ratification by the European Union Parliament. Negotiated and signed in secret, ACTA was signed on October 1 2011 by Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.

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Op-Ed: SOPA and PIPA, The War Isn’t Over

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by Samantha Lowell, Guest Editorialist SOPA and PIPA are the victims of industrial hubris and overreach, of arrogant proponents who  didn’t even bother to consider the extremism of their own work, much less that anyone would ever oppose them. Our Congressional representatives are choosing to acknowledge that endorsing these acts in…

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