Tag Archives: PIPA

ALA applauds Internet blackout in opposition to PIPA, SOPA

The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the numerous websites that have taken to the Internet to protest two Congressional bills — PIPA and SOPA — in a very public way. By either going dark or brandishing their website with a black box, sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit, Craigslist, Google, Tumblr and many others, are demonstrating in a very real way ... Read More »

PIPA, SOPA and OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide

The last month or so has seen a flurry of anti-piracy, online infringing, copyright-related bills.  The latest newcomer is the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act or OPEN Act (S. 2029).  Introduced on December 17, 2011 by Sen. Wyden (D-OR), along with Senators Moran (R-KS) and Cantwell (D-WA), the OPEN Act is being heralded as a more palatable ... Read More »

What’s in a name? So-called anti-piracy copyright legislation

Ok, more like what’s in an acronym (and what the heck does it mean)?  The latest round of legislation thinly cloaked under a veil of copyright was supposedly crafted to squelch online piracy.  Here’s what we’ve got — The PROTECT IP Act or PIPA bill (S. 968) in the U.S. Senate and the recently introduced companion SOPA or E-PARASITE bill ... Read More »

ALA sends letter to Senate Judiciary committee leadership opposing PROTECT IP Act

Yesterday the American Library Association, along with several other non-profit and library organizations, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary committee leadership opposing S. 968 in its current form.  The bill, the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP Act of 2011), which was introduced on May 12 by Senators ... Read More »