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Supporters of Pro IP bill say rogue sites can kill

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a video testimonial from a woman who says her friend died after taking counterfeit medicine. Proponents of free content will cry foul and will likely ask when's the last time someone's death was caused by sharing a song or movie online.

By July 21, 2011

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Pro-IP senators concerned anti-counterfeiting treaty may be too broad

Two senators who strongly support intellectual property protections are concerned over that an anti-counterfeiting treaty under negotiation goes too far.

By October 2, 2008

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Rep. Berman: Pro-IP bill will become law in 2008

Major rewrite of U.S. copyright law is on track to be signed by President Bush by the end of the year, the congressman representing the Hollywood, Calif. area says

By March 28, 2008

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SOPA legislation

When Rep. Lamar Smith announced the Stop Online Piracy Act in late 2011, he knew it was going to be controversial. But the Texas Republican probably never anticipated the broad and fierce outcry from Internet users that SOPA provoked.

By December 11, 2012

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GOP flip-flops over supporting digital copyright reforms

House Republican Study Committee embraces EFF-style digital copyright reforms, then disavows its own report. RIAA says it didn't ask the GOP group to yank the paper from its Web site.

By November 18, 2012

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Five essential changes to Protect IP Act

The House of Representatives apparently will soon introduce its own version of the Senate's controversial Protect IP Act. Here are five essentials changes that will keep the bill from breaking the Internet.

By August 17, 2011

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Hollywood's gentler post-SOPA strategy: A charm offensive

In a new charm offensive, Paramount Pictures says it's "humbled" by last month's protests over the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP--and wants to talk.

By February 6, 2012

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How Republican opposition derailed SOPA and Protect IP

SOPA and Protect IP Act have finally splintered a Democrat-Republican alliance in favor of expanding copyright law that's been in place since the 1990s.

By February 1, 2012

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DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents

Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary committee, says he will remove the provision in SOPA that requires ISPs to block access to foreign Web sites accused of piracy.

By January 13, 2012

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SOPA firefight comes to CES

At the Innovation Policy Summit at CES, Protect IP and SOPA take center stage, with supporters and opponents squaring off in an opening session.

By January 11, 2012