All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lamar Smith’

SOPA Delayed Until “Outstanding Concerns Addressed”

On Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith announced that he will remove DNS Blocking from SOPA, so the issue can be “further examined”. Here’s Smith’s statement in its entirety: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today said he plans to remove a provision in the┬áStop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) that requires Internet Service Providers to block access …

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Lamar Smith Continues His Campaign Against Foreign Sites

Lamar Smith — master infringer that he is — is at a loss as to why companies like Facebook and Google aren’t completely onboard with the stop piracy acts, topics that have permeated throughout the Internet. In fact, the fact that Internet movers and shakers don’t support SOPA or PIPA has strengthened Smith’s resolve to the point he suggests these …

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SOPA Author Lamar Smith: Copyright Violator?

Our chief SOPA correspondent is out of the office today but this story from VICE magazine was really too good to leave uncovered here at WPN, so I’m tagging in to share the story. So if you’ve been following the saga of SOPA, you are likely familiar with the author of the bill, Rep. Lamar Smith. He’s been a regular …

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Lamar Smith Offers Further SOPA Clarification

What do you do when it seems like the entire world is against something you are trying to accomplish? Do you ignore the criticisms and soldier onward? Do you consider the criticism and its potential validity? Or do you ignore it completely, and try to reverse the criticism back into the dark holes it had the audacity to rise up …

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Lamar Smith Poster Is Funny, Accurate

When commenting on the state of the SOPA/PIPA bills recently, lead-SOPA sponsor Lamar Smith, the representative from Texas, indicated those speaking out against these acts were a “vocal minority” and just because they were loud doesn’t mean they are worth paying attention to. In other words, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, only focus on the good …

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Reddit Responds To Lamar Smith

Earlier this week, Representative Lamar Smith, one of they key sponsors of the oft-discussed SOPA legislation, issued something of a challenge to Reddit users, calling them a vocal minority who’s fears concerning SOPA were unfounded. Smith also challenged the Reddit community to point out the areas of SOPA that will damage the structure of the Internet, as he firmly believes …

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Lamar Smith Responds To Critics, Reddit

Unless you reside in the state he represents — Texas — probably the only reason you’ve heard the name of Lamar Smith in the past month or so is because of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act that’s responsible for so much consternation thanks to the almost-unilateral lack of support the protection acts received from the Internet community. While much …

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