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Congressman Wants Two Year Ban On Internet Legislation
2012-11-29 10:59:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, California Republican Congressman Darrell Issa proposed a draft bill with intent to protect the Internet. Issa´s bill doesn´t encourage moving forward, such as installing high-speed fibers in rural areas or building Wi-Fi networks for whole cities. Issa´s draft bill also doesn´t stymie the progress of the Internet by proposing harsher punishment for copyright infringement or allow big...

2012-09-17 14:04:26

From Napster to iTunes to Pandora, the methods by which the public can obtain and share music have rapidly progressed. Future groundbreaking innovations may need to wait, though, as the next generation of technology is being stymied by the very copyright laws that seek to protect the industry, says Michael Carrier, a professor of law at Rutgers—Camden. “There is not enough attention being given to the effect copyright law has on innovation,” Carrier says about the...

stop sopa 2
2012-01-17 03:30:11

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com When the U.S. Congress returns from recess on January 24, both houses are expected to begin rolling up their sleeves to hammer out a final version of two of the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent memory: the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP Act, or PIPA for short) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Yet as the date draws closer, a growing panoply of concerns and...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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