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Since its inception in 1998, the Digital Millennium Copyright has been a touchstone for (digital) controversy. Finally, spurred by a flap over cell phone unlocking, politicians may be ready to act.
An Internet outcry forced Rep. Lamar Smith to delay a vote on SOPA. Opponents of Smith's ISP snooping bill are hoping they can repeat the process.
The bill introduced last week in the House is nothing short of a regulatory coup by Hollywood. It's the latest in a series of increasingly desperate efforts to put the Internet genie back in the bottle.
Gone from Netflix's streaming services this summer are first-run series currently appearing on the premium cable channel. Netflix will get to keep "The Tudors" and other series that have gone off the air.
Former Sen. Christopher Dodd, who chose not to run for reelection last year after ethics controversies, will start this month as the next head of the MPAA.
Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman signed The Doors and pushed the adoption of the compact disc, but he has no time for music people who just want the Web to go away.
MPAA has reportedly reached an agreement with former Senator and Vietnam War hero Bob Kerrey. He could give film studios more punch in Washington.
Lobbyist dies weeks after suffering stroke, according to the Los Angeles Times.
We need to encourage certain forms of piracy, as Microsoft and Viacom suggest.
Barack Obama's pick for vice president is an ally of the music industry on copyright and the FBI on wiretaps. He also unintentionally spurred the creation of PGP.