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Biden to file sharers: 'Piracy is theft'

Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. government's new IP enforcement coordinator introduce new plan for fighting piracy and counterfeiting.

By June 22, 2010


Biden to unveil $2 billion in broadband grants

Vice President Biden announcing $2 billion in broadband grants, part of the Obama administration's plan for universal broadband access and to stimulate the economy.

By December 17, 2009


Stopping illegal file sharing a low priority for DOJ?

Justice Department's report on efforts to protect nation's intellectual property shows very little action concerning Web pirating of digital music and film.

By January 7, 2011


Home Energy Score program aims to boost retrofits

Federal initiative designed to launch the home efficiency industry will give homeowners an efficiency rating and access to energy-saving loans.

By November 9, 2010


Piracy domain seizure bill gains support

A proposed law allowing the government to pull the plug on Web sites accused of piracy has picked up a sizable political boost.

By October 22, 2010


Report: Feds to push for Net encryption backdoors

The Obama administration wants to force Internet e-mail and other communications companies to build in encryption backdoors for government surveillance, The New York Times reports.

By September 27, 2010


Lawmakers want power to shut down 'pirate sites'

In ambitious antipiracy bill, a group of U.S. senators want DOJ empowered to shut down sites it believes are guilty of piracy, even if they reside outside the country.

By September 20, 2010


Biden promises 'right person' as new U.S. copyright czar

Vice president tells MPAA that piracy is extremely harmful and we "will find the right person for intellectual property czar," which the president is required by a recent law to appoint.

By April 21, 2009


How Auto-Tune makes the news funny

In their latest effort, the Gregory Brothers--with help from Auto-Tune software--turn news of an intruder in a woman's bedroom into a YouTube hit.

By August 4, 2010


Biden gives more smart-grid funding details

The Obama administration is releasing more details about how it will implement new smart-grid technology nationwide.

By April 16, 2009