May 23, 2022

New From ALA: PIPA, SOPA and OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide

The guide was written by Corey Williams, Associate Director, Office of Government Relations in ALA’s DC office. Introductory Blog Post ||| Direct to Guide (PDF) See Also: Everything you need to know about Congress’s online piracy bills, in one post  (via Washington Post) See Also: House Committee Plans SOPA Hearing on January 18th, Senate Version […]

House Committee Plans SOPA Hearing on January 18th, Senate Version of Bill (PIPA) Heading to Senate

From The Hill: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced a Jan. 18 hearing on the potential impact of Domain Name Service (DNS) and search engine blocking on the Internet on Monday, escalating the feud within the Republican Party over the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). [Clip] Issa has been a harsh critic of […]

Library Copyright Alliance Sends Letter of Support to Six Member of the Hosue of Representatives Re: SOPA

The letter was written by ARL’s Brandon Butler (on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance), has sent a letter to six member of the U.S. House of Representatives (and House Judiciary Committee) thanking them for their, “vigorous advocacy of First Amendment rights and the value of an open and secure Internet during last week’s markup […]

EFF on How SOPA Affects Students, Educators, and Libraries

From the Electronic Frontier Foundation Deep Links Blog by Parker Higgins: Big media groups like the MPAA and the RIAA have historically targeted college campuses with “anti-piracy” measures, and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — the blacklist bill they’re trying to push through Congress — is no exception. The bill’s supporters insist that it […]

Reports and Prepared Testimony From SOPA (Stop Online Privacy) House Judiciary Committee Hearing & Additional Resources

UPDATE: Archived Video of U.S. House Judiciary Committee SOPA Hearing (Recorded on November 16, 2011) The video runs about 3.5 hours. Reports from the Hearing Register of Copyrights: without SOPA, copyright “will ultimately fail” (via Ars Technica) Lawmakers Skeptical of Criticisms of Antipiracy Bill (via National Journal) By Juliana Gruenwald House Members Voice Piracy-Bill Support […]