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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.
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.
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.
ICANN's board ends more than seven years of wrangling and reversals by voting to approve .xxx domains.
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.
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.
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.
Ron Wyden and Kelly Ayotte offer a nonbinding resolution to counter a bill that would end with Amazon.com collecting sales taxes.
A state legislator who proposed requiring Internet providers to record every Web site their customers visited is now backing away from the idea.