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.
The bill would restore an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that lets consumers unlock their phones without permission from their wireless carrier.
This story incorrectly identified Bob Goodlatte and Adam Schiff. They are members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Innovation Act aims to discourage frivolous lawsuits by creating new requirements plaintiffs must meet to file patent infringement lawsuits.
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."
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.
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.
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.
commentary Yes, patent trolls are a big problem, but recent legislative proposals are poorly thought out and won't resolve the issue.
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.