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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


Meet SOPA author Lamar Smith, Hollywood's favorite Republican

When large content holders want to rewrite copyright law, or enact legislation like the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, they give House Judiciary chairman Lamar Smith a call.

By Dec. 15, 2011


T-Mobile sued for allegedly blocking pot-related texting

EZ Texting, a company that helps businesses send marketing text messages to large numbers of people, claims T-Mobile has arbitrarily closed its network to EZ because an EZ client provided information on medical marijuana.

By Sep. 18, 2010


Verizon refuses to carry activist text messages

Verizon has told NARAL that it will not allow the reproductive rights organization to use its wireless network to distribute it.

By Sep. 26, 2007


Google censors political-donation transparency ads

Should members of the public be able to pay for Web advertisements detailing which companies have donated to politicians? Google says no.

By Dec. 17, 2008