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  • Groups vow to fight gov't takedowns of websites

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the operator of have separately vowed to fight domain-name seizures by two U.S. agencies in recent days.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Dec. 10 04:14
  • Courts shut down 82 sites for alleged copyright violations

    Two U.S. government agencies have obtained seizure orders for the domain names of 82 websites accused of selling products that infringe copyright law, including music, movies and handbags.

    Written by Grant Gross30 Nov. 10 09:13
  • US Senate panel approves website shut-down bill

    The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a controversial bill that would allow the government to seek court orders to shut down websites offering materials believed to infringe copyright.

    Written by Grant Gross20 Nov. 10 04:44
  • Cloud services raise security, privacy concerns, experts say

    A move toward more and more services in the cloud is inevitable, but vendors still need to focus on security, and the U.S. government needs to rewrite privacy laws to protect cloud customers, a group of experts said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Oct. 10 05:22
  • US senators propose changes to website takedown bill

    Leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee have circulated proposed changes to a controversial bill that would force domain name registrars to shut down websites that allegedly infringe copyright, but the tweaks don't go far enough for some critics.

    Written by Grant Gross30 Sept. 10 07:13
  • CDT protests bill requiring registrars to enforce copyright

    New legislation that seeks to curb copyright infringement by requiring domain-name registrars to shut down websites suspected of hosting infringing materials raises serious free-speech concerns, a civil liberties group said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Sept. 10 04:20
  • US FCC calls off net neutrality negotiations

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has called off negotiations on a network neutrality compromise scheduled for the coming days, saying the talks have not been fruitful enough.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Aug. 10 05:33