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Senator Fido Wants To Create Official Ambassador For Hollywood's Interests

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Senator Orrin Hatch has taken a back seat on various "intellectual property" issues in the past few years, as some other Senators have stepped up. But, for years, he was Hollywood's "go to" Senator for bad legislation. One of the running gags throughout Rob Reid's awesome novel Year Zero is...
Senator Fido Wants To Create Official Ambassador For Hollywood's Interests

US Uses Special 301 To Bully Ukraine, Likely Violating WTO

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In this year's Special 301 report, the United States Trade Representative listed Ukraine as a "Priority Foreign Country" (aka PFC), triggering a 30 day countdown to initiate an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act to determine trade sanctions. 19 USC 2412(2)(A). This is only the second time...
US Uses Special 301 To Bully Ukraine, Likely Violating WTO

Can We Harness the Internet to Collaboratively Write Better Laws?

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A new platform called Madison seeks to bring more voices to the table, but a few design flaws mar the whole effort.There is no question that the reviled anti-piracy bills, known as SOPA and PIPA, were terrible. The ways in which they were terrible have been explained across the Internet....
Can We Harness the Internet to Collaboratively Write Better Laws?

For It Before They Were Against It: Google Spent $400K On SOPA Lobbying

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According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, Google spent approximately $390,000 (out of $3,760,000.00 total) on SOPA and PIPA lobbying including efforts to educate lawmakers on SOPA and the DMCA. The question, then, is whether the massive search and advertising giant was for or against the bill – and...
For It Before They Were Against It: Google Spent $400K On SOPA Lobbying
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