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  • Senator blocks controversial copyright bill

    A U.S. senator has blocked a controversial bill that would enlist ISPs, search engines and other businesses in blocking access to alleged websites infringing copyright.

    Written by Grant Gross28 May 11 01:16
  • Senate panel approves controversial copyright bill

    A U.S. Senate committee has unanimously approved a controversial bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to seek court orders requiring search engines and Internet service providers to stop sending traffic to websites accused of infringing copyright.

    Written by Grant Gross27 May 11 03:56
  • Google Street View in India faces challenges

    Google started collecting data for its Street View project in Bangalore on Thursday, but is being very careful not to run into controversies about privacy or government concerns about security, a company executive said.

    Written by John Ribeiro26 May 11 21:13
  • New U.S. bill requires ISPs to keep 18-months records

    A bipartisan <a href="http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/052511_Smith-Wasserman%20Schultz.pdf">bill</a> introduced on Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives will require Internet service providers to retain subscriber information for up to 18 months to assist federal law enforcement in investigations into online child pornography and child exploitation cases.

    Written by John Ribeiro26 May 11 17:01
  • Lawmakers question Obama cybersecurity proposal

    A proposal for new cybersecurity legislation by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration could give the government unprecedented access to private data, critics said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross26 May 11 04:39
  • EU IP plans tantamount to censorship, say critics

    The European Commission has presented a controversial proposal for a European intellectual property rights strategy that it said will strengthen the knowledge-based economy and critics charge will lead to a censorship regime.

    Written by Jennifer Baker25 May 11 02:32
  • Google intends to resist anti-piracy law efforts

    Google is standing its ground when it comes to enforcing -- or rather, not enforcing -- an anti-piracy law that would require ISPs to terminate the Internet connections of copyright infringers. The controversial law has been met with resistance from opponents claiming it limits free speech.

    Written by Ed Oswald20 May 11 09:21
  • Senators: New smartphone tracking law needed

    The U.S. Congress needs to pass new laws to protect smartphone customers from having their locations tracked by operating systems and applications, members of a Senate subcommittee said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross20 May 11 04:02
  • Overhaul of U.K. copyright law would boost GDP, says report

    The U.K.'s obsolete copyright laws are hurting innovation and should be overhauled to boost economic growth and make it easier for content and creative businesses to set up in the country, an independent report has recommended.

    Written by John E. Dunn19 May 11 03:30
  • Internet trade group wants changes in copyright bill

    New U.S. legislation intended to shut down foreign websites that infringe copyrights would cause major headaches because it would allow copyright holders to target legitimate Web services with "thousands" of court orders, an e-commerce trade group said.

    Written by Grant Gross19 May 11 05:50
  • Senator introduces electronic surveillance reform bill

    A new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would update a 25-year-old law that sets the rules for law enforcement surveillance of e-mail and other electronic communications, with more legal protections for the privacy of data stored in the cloud.

    Written by Grant Gross18 May 11 06:40