May 23, 2022

SOPA/PIPA and the Wikipedia Blackout

We would like to ENCOURAGE all INFOdocket readers to CONTACT their representatives in Congress and let them know that SOPA/PIPA is bad legislation. This post has articles and links to learn more about SOPA/PIPA. Those of you outside of the U.S. might want to take a look at this petition to the U.S. State Department. […]

"Rep. Smith Pulls DNS Provision From SOPA, Rep Issa Postpones Hearing, White House Responds to E-Petition"

A bunch of important news from Alex Howard at GovFresh: …Rep. Lamar Smith said he will remove the domain name provision from the Stop Online Piracy Act. Rep. Darrell Issa says he’ll suspend next week’s hearing with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian & other Internet experts. Howard’s report also provides a roundup of comments about today’s […]

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 […]

The Boston Globe Publishes Editorial in Support of SOPA

From The Hill by Brendan Sasso: The Boston Globe endorsed the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a controversial measure to crack down on online copyright infringement, in an unsigned editorial last week. “The Stop Online Piracy Act currently before Congress would finally give law enforcement the tools to crack down on the websites that enable […]

UPDATE: SOPA Markup Postponed

From The Hill: The House Judiciary Committee has canceled its scheduled Wednesday morning markup of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). A Judiciary aide said that because the House will not be in session Wednesday, the committee will take up the measure when Congress returns. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said the House […]

Washington Post: Everything You Need to Know About Congress’s Online Piracy Bills, In One Post

Nine questions asked and answered in a Washington Post “WONKBLOG” post by Brad Plumer. UPDATE: The House Judiciary Committee markup session of the SOPA bill is now scheduled to continue on Wednesday (December 21, 2011) at 9 a.m. The news came last evening in a tweet by committee member Darrell Issa (R-CA). See Also: Stop […]

Stop Online Piracy Act Vote Delayed

UPDATE (5:20 PM): House Judiciary Member Darrell Issa Tweets SOPA Markup Will Continue Next Wednesday (December 21, 2011) at 9 a.m. Hat Tip: @Xpectro From Wired: The House Judiciary Committee considering whether to send the Stop Online Piracy Act to the House floor abruptly adjourned Friday with no new vote date set —a surprise given […]

Live Video Stream: SOPA: House Judiciary Committee Markup

The markup is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time today. A live video stream is available via the House Judiciary Committee web site. You’ll also find a copy of the “Manager’s Amendment” offered by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and sponsor of the original bill. Direct to Video Stream Link and Document. You […]

Copyright/Piracy: Wyden, Issa Release Alternate Anti-Piracy Bill, But Hollywood's Not Biting

Wyden, Issa Release Alternate Anti-Piracy Bill, But Hollywood’s Not Biting (via The Wrap) With support for current proposed anti-piracy legislation waning, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released on Thursday a compromise proposal that would likely receive the endorsement of the tech community. The proposed legislation — which targets advertisers […]