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The Ghost Of SOPA Has Come Back To Haunt Us In New Bill
It was pretty awesome to see the Internet come together to beat back SOPA and PIPA. It was one of the defining moments of the Internet, but many peopl...
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Lamar Smith Greeted With “Don’t Mess with the Internet” Billboard
In case you’ve already forgotten who Lamar Smith is, take a moment to remind yourself. If that’s too much reading, in short, he was one of...
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Reddit’s TestPAC Raises $9,000 Against SOPA Creator Lamar Smith
Texas Representative Lamar Smith, creator of nasty Internet legislation SOPA, has attracted the ire of the Internet for quite some time. It wasn’...
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Don’t Mess With The Internet: Billboard Planned For Lamar Smith’s District
Remember Lamar Smith? He’s the guy who brought you both SOPA and H.R. 1981, a bill that would require ISPs to save customers’ IP addresses...
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Lamar Smith Doesn’t Care About Personal Privacy on the Internet
While SOPA is holding on to its dying breaths for dear life, Lamar Smith has apparently moved on to bigger and better things: Monitoring every aspect ...
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Canadian Anti-Privacy Bill Is Just Like H.R. 1981
Canadian Conservatives are trying to push through a new network monitoring bill and anybody who opposes such a blatant attack on privacy are said to b...
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SOPA and PIPA Are Not Quite Dead Yet
While some may view the shelving of the infamous piracy bills as the death of both SOPA and PIPA, both bills remain alive with active supporters in bo...
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H.R. 1981 Is A Turd Wrapped In Cotton Candy
Sometimes it feels like we’re all just playing a big game of electronic privacy whack-a-mole. And if we hold true to that analogy, the next mole...
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Lamar Smith To Delay SOPA Until “Wider Agreement On Solution”
It appears that both SOPA and PIPA are hitting the backburner today. Early Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he will postpone a...
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Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People
Everybody make it through yesterday’s Internet-wide protest? Everyone still in one piece? Good. Now, let’s take a moment to consider the a...
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Google Has Given SOPA Author Lamar Smith $17K Since 2006
Google is protesting SOPA, but apparently the company has given the bill’s author a total of $17,000 since 2006. Google site reliability enginee...
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SOPA Is Back: Lamar Smith Says Markup To Resume In February
If you needed any more proof that SOPA isn’t really dead, just delayed, look no further. Despite calls that SOPA, for all intents and purposes, ...
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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 exa...
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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...
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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 IR...
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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?...
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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 o...
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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 Redd...
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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 mon...
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Previously, Lamar Smith Supported A Non-Regulated Internet
About five years ago, during hearings concerning the adoption of net neutrality rules, Lamar Smith, the US House Representative who introduced SOPA to...
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