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SOPA Vote Delayed; Enjoy Internet Free Speech This Weekend SOPA Vote Delayed; Enjoy Internet Free Speech This Weekend
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After last night’s ridiculous delay in the hearing, the race to the SOPA vote is off like a herd of turtles today after the House Judiciary Committee “abruptly adjourned” earlier without setting a new date for the vote. In other …

Rep. Steve King Is “Bored” At SOPA Hearings Rep. Steve King Is “Bored” At SOPA Hearings
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If you’ve been following the news about online piracy lately, you probably have heard about SOPA. You also probably know that it is a pretty big deal being debated by the United States government right now and lots of people …

Lamar Smith And SOPA: In His Own Words Lamar Smith And SOPA: In His Own Words
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If there’s a more polarizing topic than the SOPA/PIPA pieces of legislation going on in relation to the Internet, you’d be hard pressed to find it. Actually, that’s incorrect because the general public isn’t polarized with its reactions towards the …

Lamar Smith Introduces SOPA Amendments Lamar Smith Introduces SOPA Amendments

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) hasn’t even been passed yet and already, one of the originators of the legislative piece, Texas representative Lamar Smith, has introduced some amendments designed to apparently clarify what SOPA will and won’t do. To put …

Et Tu, Lamar?
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In 2008, an obviously important election year, 30 bills were introduced to Congress aimed at protecting children online; all of them failed. This was after years of attempts, at least one of which was overturned by the Supreme Court, to pass similar legislation, some of which sought to make it illegal for adults even to pretend to be underage in pornographic material.