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Growing pressure in Congress to fix flaws in DMCA law

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.

By March 6, 2013


Anti-SOPA forces have ISP snooping bill in their crosshairs

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.

By February 3, 2012


SOPA: Hollywood's latest effort to turn back time

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.

By November 1, 2011


Netflix streaming may lose some Showtime programs

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.

By March 22, 2011


MPAA picks ex-senator Dodd as next chief

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.

By March 1, 2011


Music tech guru says Web is not the enemy

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.

By August 26, 2010


Film pirates have formidable new MPAA foe

MPAA has reportedly reached an agreement with former Senator and Vietnam War hero Bob Kerrey. He could give film studios more punch in Washington.

By July 23, 2010


Jack Valenti, former head of MPAA, dies

Lobbyist dies weeks after suffering stroke, according to the Los Angeles Times.

By April 26, 2007


Microsoft and Viacom show the way to sensible copyright enforcement

We need to encourage certain forms of piracy, as Microsoft and Viacom suggest.

By October 13, 2008


Joe Biden's pro-RIAA, pro-FBI tech voting record

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.

By August 23, 2008