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SOPA and PIPA: Just the Facts

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) have been making headlines, but what are they, exactly? Here are the facts.

Opponent Says SOPA May Be Stalled in Congress

Controversial online copyright enforcement bill the Stop Online Piracy Act may be stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives as lawmakers try to iron out a...

Copyright Troll Refuted in Fair Use Appeal

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Google, Harvard oppose the self-declared copyright enforcer Righthaven, which is seeking to upend its court loss even without its client's help.

SOPA Author to Remove ISP Blocking Provision

The lead sponsor of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act will pull provision that would require ISPs to block access to foreign sites being investigated for copyright infringement.

Pirate Bay Veers from Torrent Tactics

The most popular torrents site on the Internet says it will switch to magnet links in about a month.

Grooveshark's Legal Woes Mount as EMI Sues

The only label that has cut a deal with the free music site files suit for royalties; other labels pursue copyright claims.


Lawmakers Seem Intent on Approving SOPA, PIPA

Early this year, the U.S. Congress appears likely to move forward with two controversial copyright enforcement bills, even with vocal and widespread opposition.

Viacom, EFF Are Odd Bedfellows in South Park Video Fair Use Lawsuit

Adversaries are allies in case involving South Park parody video.


Congress to Resume SOPA Hearings Next Week

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will continue discussion of the controversial purported anti-piracy legislation Wednesday, though many members may have left town.

House Committee Appears Headed Toward Approving SOPA

UPDATE: Committee rejects more than 20 amendments intended to moderate anti-piracy bill that gives broad authority to copyright holders.