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This past month, the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held yet another hearing to discuss copyright reform. Aptly titled “The Scope of Copyright Protection,” it offered testimony from some of the most renowned scholars in the field. Yet, although the House and Senate conduct hearings and discuss intellectual property policy [...]

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Wiki-lobbying

On January 26, 2012 By Will Pickens

As any high schooler with a paper due recently could tell you, Wikipedia went black for 24 hours last Wednesday.  The shutdown was part of an internet-wide protest against two anti-piracy bills–the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.  (For more on these two bills and the debate surrounding them, see Brandon [...]

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Anonymous, the “hacktivist” group famous for using its technological savvy to target powerful entities, is at it again. On January 19, Anonymous claimed credit for the cyber-attacks against the MPAA, RIAA, Universal Music, and even the U.S. Department of Justice for “ignoring the voice of the people.” Wielding [...]

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