PROTECT IP

  • Why Big Media Is Going Nuclear Against The DMCA

    Why Big Media Is Going Nuclear Against The DMCA

    When Congress updated copyright laws and passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in 1998, it ushered an era of investment, innovation and job creation.  In the decade since, companies like Google, YouTube and Twitter have emerged thanks to the Act, but in the process, they have disrupted the business models and revenue streams of traditional media companies (TMCs).  Today, the… Read More

  • Kill Switch

    Kill Switch

    The so-called PROTECT IP act is under fire again as it enters the process of becoming law. We’ve talked about it on this blog before and no doubt the discussion will continue after it passes or is rejected, but it’s important at this critical moment that everyone concerned weigh in and make an unambiguous statement regarding the quality of this bill. So then: PROTECT IP is a… Read More

  • PROTECT IP Opponents Claim Upcoming House Version May Hurt Twitter, YouTube, Facebook

    PROTECT IP Opponents Claim Upcoming House Version May Hurt Twitter, YouTube, Facebook

    Apparently “innocent until proven guilty” isn’t going to hold up well on the interwebs. At least not according to a group called Demand Progress, who claims that the upcoming House version of the PROTECT IP Act could offer even more power to the accuser. And even worse, sites like Twitter and YouTube may be under fire in no time at all. The bill, which is a rewrite of… Read More

  • Sequel To COICA Bill, The PROTECT IP Act, May Be Even Worse

    Sequel To COICA Bill, The PROTECT IP Act, May Be Even Worse

    The COICA bill, a piece of legislation that would eliminate a good deal of due process and free speech guarantees on the internet, is being succeeded by a new bill, the PROTECT IP Act. And yes, that’s an acronym. It stands for “Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property” — the most transparent attempt to whitewash a bill… Read More