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Meet Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Hollywood's new copyright ally

The incoming chairman of a key House of Representatives panel worked to ban Internet gambling and champion the Stop Online Piracy Act. And he hasn't given up.

By Nov. 28, 2012

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House committee approves bill to end ban on unlocking phones

The bill would restore an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that lets consumers unlock their phones without permission from their wireless carrier.

By Aug. 1, 2013

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Lawmakers tell Biden to push Russia on antipiracy

This story incorrectly identified Bob Goodlatte and Adam Schiff. They are members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

By Mar. 9, 2011

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House passes bill aimed at curbing patent troll lawsuits

Innovation Act aims to discourage frivolous lawsuits by creating new requirements plaintiffs must meet to file patent infringement lawsuits.

By Dec. 5, 2013

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Senate panel to cops: You need search warrants for e-mail

Committee votes to update a 1986 privacy law despite warnings from one senator that his colleagues are "abdicating our duty if we do not examine the concerns raised by federal and state law enforcement."

By Nov. 29, 2012

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'Aaron's Law' rewrite backfires, reformers now on defensive

Congressional sausage-making in Washington threatens to rewrite a controversial anti-hacking law used against the late Aaron Swartz -- by replacing it with an even more Draconian version.

By Apr. 2, 2013

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Rep. Eshoo on House's student app competition (podcast)

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) discusses a House resolution calling for a student app competition to encourage science, technology, engineering, and math education.

By Feb. 28, 2013

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Growing pressure in Congress to fix flaws in DMCA law

Since its inception in 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright has been a touchstone for (digital) controversy. Finally, spurred by a flap over cell phone unlocking, politicians may be ready to act.

By Mar. 6, 2013

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Congress should avoid knee-jerk reactions to patent trolls

commentary Yes, patent trolls are a big problem, but recent legislative proposals are poorly thought out and won't resolve the issue.

By Nov. 9, 2013

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Silicon Valley stymied on immigrant worker plan

Google, Intel, HP and other tech firms backed a pair of proposals this year to increase H-1B visas. They're now bogged down in the political mess known as "comprehensive" immigration reform.

By Mar. 6, 2013