Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa say they want a Bill of Rights to protect Web users against censorship and those that would limit their online freedoms.
In the most decisive sign yet that support for controversial antipiracy legislation has collapsed, Sen. Harry Reid issued a statement announcing he has postponed the vote on the Protect IP Act.
Anyone surfing the Web on Wednesday probably noticed a lot of their favorite sites looked a little different. Wikipedia, Google, and Amazon, among others, all took steps to protest two antipiracy bills that Congress is considering. The bills are known as SOPA and PIPA. Internet companies say that if passed the bills would threaten the "openness" of the Web. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.
Today a NY tech meetup group rallied hundreds of citizens to gather at the steps of Senators Gillebrand and Schumer. From there, the peaceful demonstrators marched to Times Square, carrying signs and chanting. Once in the square, an Occupy-style "mic check" commenced as attendees decried the bills before congress as dangerous to americans' freedom of speech.
Citizens took to the streets with signs in hand today in outrage over the ramifications of proposed legislation before Congress.
Tomorrow, you may notice that you can't access some of your favorite Web sites. Wikipedia, Reddit, and MoveOn.org, among dozens of others, are suspending their services for 24 hours. They're protesting Internet piracy bills currently being considered in the U.S. House and Senate. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.
An important vote on SOPA is held up in the House, and support in the Senate appears to be faltering. At the same time, the White House sounds a critical note on the antipiracy bills.
Aiming to get the chiefs at Google, Facebook and Twitter on board against upcoming U.S. cybersecurity legislation, Alexis Ohanian calls them on the phone and gets some amusing results.
Senate Judiciary spokeswoman denies that a meeting between a committee aide and the late activist Aaron Swartz led to the creation of the anti-SOPA advocacy group Demand Progress.
Aaron Swartz's former roommate, Peter Eckersley, says the late activist started Demand Progress because from D.C.'s perspective, it "doesn't matter" if their laws break the Internet.