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Senate Bill Creates Martial Law Over Online Accounts
2012-11-20 14:19:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the worst form of hypocrisy, a Senate bill went from tightening up security on your email account, to instead giving federal agencies martial law on all your Internet accounts. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, proposed a legislation called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011. The original wording of the legislation makes it harder for law enforcement to peek in on your...

2010-11-19 12:11:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) applauds the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act out of committee yesterday. Sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and 17 others, the bill seeks to put an end to online content that infringes on intellectual property, such as websites pirating copyrighted material and selling counterfeit...

2010-11-19 06:15:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Thursday giving the federal government new powers to crack down on foreign websites that sell counterfeit merchandise and pirated movies, music and books. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act passed by the Senate panel by a vote of 19-0, receiving support from both Democrats and Republicans.  Many outside groups, such as the music, movie and TV industries, newspapers, authors and publishers, also support the legislation....

2010-11-17 15:54:00

WASHINGTON Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who has been the Democratic co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus for more than a decade, has a new Republican partner. At a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Leahy welcomed as the caucus' new co-chair Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Graham will replace Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.), a founding member of the caucus, who is retiring from the Senate. It is a rare leadership change for the...

2010-09-22 12:51:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) strongly supports Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and senior Republican committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for introducing the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO) "Internet piracy is a threat on a global scale, and it...

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