Making Government Suck Less

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em><a target="_blank" href="http://issa.house.gov/">U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa</a> has represented California’s 49th Congressional<sup> </sup>District in the House of Representa

Reddit Co-Founder Takes To The Open Road To Support The Open Web

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and GM Erik Martin are running a $40,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.indiegogo.com/internet2012">Indiegogo campaign</a> to fund a bus trip across part of the c

Congressman Darrell Issa Signs Declaration Of Internet Freedom

Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49) signed the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a broad online declaration that aims to keep the internet free and open. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Gover

Happy Independence Day: SOPA’s Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?

A big day today for those who have been opposed to measures like <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sopa/">SOPA</a> that are aimed at stronger, government-imposed measures to define and prevent

Democrats And Republicans Agree: We Need More Startups [TCTV]

Even in an election year where Republicans and Democrats are at each others' throats even more than usual, there is still one political issue in the United States that both sides have to get behind in

Startups, VCs Call For “Fresh Perspective” On Piracy Legislation

In the aftermath of the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, a long list of organizations have sent a letter to Congress asking members to "take a breath" before they trying to pus

TCTV Debate: What SOPA & PIPA 2.0 Should Look Like

On Friday The House <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/20/sopa-withdrawn-lamar-smith_n_1219250.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003">withdrew</a> the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) from being put

SOPA Debate Part II: Viacom & CDT Square Off Over “Due Process”

Before SOPA was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/20/sopa-withdrawn-lamar-smith_n_1219250.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003">pulled</a> from the House yesterday, opponents of the bill argu

TCTV Debate: Can SOPA Be Fixed Or Should It Stay Dead?

The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/20/sopa-withdrawn-lamar-smith_n_1219250.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003">pulled</a> and its Sena

Senator Harry Reid Caves: PIPA Postponed

After a day of widespread online protests against a pair of bills in Congress, both bills have now been tabled. Hearings on the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) had already been cancelled, but the Senat

There Were More Than 2.4M Tweets About SOPA Today

Today was the internet's big protest day against SOPA and PIPA, and not surprisingly, there was plenty of discussion about the issue on Twitter. Specifically, the company tweeted that that there were

Mark Zuckerberg Posts Against SOPA, Suddenly Remembers Twitter Account

Facebook may not be opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act as prominently as some other websites — it's not blacking out the site today, or even posting an anti-SOPA/PIPA message

Flickr Joins SOPA Protest, Lets Users Black Out Photos

This morning, online photo sharing site Flickr joined the growing number of web companies protesting the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sopa/">SOPA and PIPA legislation</a>, which now inclu

Yes, Google Will Protest SOPA on its Homepage

Tomorrow, Google's US homepage will include a link declaring its opposition to the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act. The news was reported on CNET and confirmed by Google in a statement

Wikipedia Will Go Dark On January 18 To Protest SOPA And PIPA

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales wanted to send a "big message" to the U.S. government regarding the two heinous internet censorship bills currently being considered, and after a brief period of debate the wor