CISPA – The Government’s consolation prize for not passing SOPA

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).  While the bill was introduced with bibartisan sponsors, the bill passed the house on mostly party lines…Republican “yes” votes were 206 and Democrat “No” votes were 140.  Both sponsors were the ranking members of the House Intelligence Committee.  42 democrats […]

Shrinking Public Domain

The Public Domain got a little bit smaller this week: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/supreme-court-rules-congress-can-re-copyright-public-domain-works.ars Perhaps the Supreme Court felt compelled to do something for copyright holders after the setbacks to SOPA and PIPA yesterday?