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Censorship in America: Senate Demands Answers About Aaron Swartz, But More Must Be Done

Aaron Swartz

Written by Mark Mm. Jaycox – Re-Published from eff.org (Creative Commons) Members of Congress continue to demand more answers from the Department of Justice (DOJ) about the aggressive prosecution of the late Aaron Swartz. Yesterday, at a Senate Judiciary Committee

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Censorship: 2011 in Review – Fighting the Internet Blacklist Bill

By Parker Higgins | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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History in the Making: Obama Endorses Respect for Marriage Act to Repeal DOMA

The White House announced today that President Obama would heed the call of over 25,000 Courage Campaign members (the text of our call to President Obama can be found here) and formally endorse the Respect for Marriage Act. Why is

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Posted in Human Rights

Senate Bill 978 – Get Felony Charge & Thrown In Jail for “Illegal Streaming”

Efforts to harness law enforcement resources in the service of copyright enforcement continue apace. Last Thursday, the so-called “illegal streaming” bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (although that’s still some way away from becoming law). The bill would increase criminal

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Posted in Human Rights

Senator Leahy Praises US Gov’t Censorship Of Websites As ICE Takes Another Victory Lap

It really would be kind of funny to watch the US government congratulate itself for censorship of websites if it wasn’t just kind of sad. At a Senate Judiciary committee hearing on intellectual property issues, Senator Patrick Leahy (top 3

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Posted in Human Rights

Feb 3, 2005: Gonzales Becomes First Hispanic Attorney General

On February 3, 2005, Alberto Gonzales won Senate confirmation as the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general despite protests over his record on torture. The Senate approved his nomination on a largely party-line vote of 60-36, reflecting a split between Republicans

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Video: Senator Leahy on First Amendment Freedom

Source: First Amendment Center Senator Patrick Leahy spoke at a press conference at the Newseum on Jan. 11 on a range of topics, including the importance of the First Amendment. The Vermont Democrat also discussed the shooting of Ariz. Rep.

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Internet Censorship One Step Closer to Law

By AUDREY WATTERS of ReadWriteWeb Published: November 18, 2010   The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to pass the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), moving the legislation one step closer to reality. The law would give the U.S.

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Stop The Internet Censorship Law (COICA)!

Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a markup for November 18, 2010 on Section 3804 COICA. It is vitally important that all U.S. citizens get involved and take action to stop this bill

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