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  • Will 2012 see the copyright fightback?

    December 20, 2011

    Next year a range of cases and law changes will affect all copyright owners – from authors to musicians to film makers – but the dominant issue will be the increasingly global and bitter debate over who should be liable for clamping down on online infringement and how best to do it

  • SOPA vote delayed as lobbyists apply pressure

    December 16, 2011

    Following a markup attended by top industry lobbyists yesterday, a small but dedicated group of House Judiciary Committee members today forced the sponsor of controversial anti-piracy legislation to put off a final committee vote on the bill, possibly until 2012

  • Amended rogue sites bill faces key vote

    December 15, 2011

    The sponsor of legislation in the US House of Representatives targeting rogue websites has proposed significant revisions to his bill in anticipation of today’s vote in the House Judiciary Committee

  • Google challenges rogue sites bill

    November 16, 2011

    A House bill that targets so-called rogue web sites has sparked a battle between technology companies and IP owners that some members of Congress called the most volatile in more than a decade

  • Senate committee debates online enforcement bills

    June 23, 2011

    Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota asked witnesses in a Senate committee hearing yesterday to express their views on her proposed bill to make illegal online streaming a felony

  • US officials ask for brand owners’ help to fight fakes

    June 23, 2011

    US government officials said yesterday that increased engagement from the private sector is crucial to curbing the sale of fake goods

  • Senator puts hold on PROTECT IP Act

    May 26, 2011

    Hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the PROTECT IP Act by unanimous voice vote, a key Senator said he would use a parliamentary procedure to prevent a Senate floor vote on the bill

  • PROTECT IP Act moves forward

    May 26, 2011

  • Industry groups welcome PROTECT bill

    May 13, 2011

    Representatives of copyright owners have broadly welcomed the PROTECT IP bill, but warned that further action is needed against cyberlockers

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