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The U.S. Senate is set to vote Monday on a tax bill that would levy new fees on people who download digital products including movies, music, apps, and even WordPress themes.
The U.S. Senate begins debate on a proposed law that would require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes around the country, despite objections from online sellers that the bill goes too far.
A Senate vote on the first ever Internet sales tax, which is backed by Walmart, Target, and Best Buy, could come as soon as next week.
Senators vote 75 to 24 to glue an endorsement of Internet sales taxes onto a Democratic budget bill, despite opponents predicting the idea is antibusiness and a "bureaucratic nightmare."
Internet tax supporters, with backing from Walmart, Macy's, and Best Buy, are hoping a Senate vote will give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales tax when shopping online.
Justices hear arguments in case pitting large copyright holders -- who want the ability to limit the resale of certain items -- against librarians, museums, and Internet auction sites.
The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping may soon be over, if Congress approves a proposed federal law supported by Wal-Mart and other big-box stores.
Laws targeting disruptive business models like Uber.com, Airbnb.com, and TrueCar.com top the latest list of worst legislative proposals.
Rep. John Mizuno says that after "thousands of e-mails," he's decided to pull the plug on his data retention bill--but will try again in 2013.
A state legislator who proposed requiring Internet providers to record every Web site their customers visited is now backing away from the idea.