Posts Tagged ‘PIPA’

Copyright and the internet: The Economist

On September 1st, 2012, The Economist released an article about copyright laws and their effect on internet users.  Noting that “smartphones and the internet have made copyright law look even more obsolete,” the article questions why “the response so far has been not to update the laws but to widen their scope and stiffen the […]

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Sep 3rd, 2012 Law

Security Bills Bruised By Lingering Fight: NYT

On Feb. 8th, 2012, Somini Sengupta reported for the New York Times on cybersecurity legislation.  In doing so, Sengupta explained that privacy issues and the "ghosts" of SOPA/PIPA hang over cybersecurity legislation, haunting the prospects of quick passage.  The article explains that members of Congress are actually scared of angering the Internet lobby a la […]

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Feb 9th, 2012 Legislation


On Jan. 27th, 2012, Chloe Albanesius wrote for on the newest anti-piracy legislation: the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA.  ACTA is an international agreement that is "designed to extend existing intellectual property enforcement laws to the Internet."  It's somewhat unclear what powers ACTA would give to a signatory.  The article mentions that signatory countries […]

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SOPA, PIPA Shelved: The Washington Post

On Jan. 20th, 2012, the Washington Post reported that lawmakers have shelved both SOPA and PIPA, two pieces of controversial anti-piracy legislation.  I waited a few days to post this story because Rep. Lamar Smith (SOPA's sponsor) already shelved SOPA once;  Smith put it back on the markup schedule a few days later.  It remains […]

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Jan 22nd, 2012 Legislation

Anonymous Goes Nuclear; Everybody Loses? CNET

On Jan. 19th, 2012, Molly Wood wrote an interesting article for CNET.  Noting Anonymous' recent DDOS spree on the FBI/DOJ/US Copyright office/MPAA/RIAA websites, Wood argues that Anonymous "nuked that goodwill" that came from the internet blackout.  In essence, the SOPA/PIPA inspired internet blackout was a feel good story; the internet came together and actually got […]

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Jan 20th, 2012 cyber attack

Results Of Internet Censorship Day

It seems that "Internet Censorship Day" (the coordinated internet protest of SOPA/PIPA) has had a strong impact. Eric Engleman and Derek Wallbank reported for the Washington Post that "six U.S. lawmakers dropped their support for Hollywood-backed anti-piracy legislation as . . . websites protest the measures."  Timothy B. Lee wrote for Ars Technica and counted […]

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Jan 18th, 2012 Criticism, Legislation

The Day The Internet Went On Strike

Welcome to internet censorship day! You may notice something strange if you pop a random question into Google: Wikipedia won't be there to answer it. Jan. 18th, 2012, is an internet-wide protest of the SOPA/PIPA legislation.  You may notice a lot of your favorite websites down.  The big guys (Facebook, Google) won't be down.  However, […]

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SOPA . . . Shelved! The Hill

I can't believe I missed this one. On Jan. 14th, 2012, Brendan Sasso reported for The Hill that House leaders have decided to shelve SOPA until there is a consensus amongst lawmakers.  The article quoted House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa: "While I remain concerned about Senate action on the Protect IP Act, I am […]

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Jan 16th, 2012 Legislation


On Jan. 13th, 2012, David Kravets wrote for Wired on SOPA and PIPA, the controversial legislation designed to fight online copyright infringement.  There has been fierce resistance to the legislation because many feel that it would limit the internet's freedom and compromise the DNS (the naming system that underlies the internet).  According to the article, […]

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Reddit Founder, DNS Hacker And Other SOPA Critics Will Address Congress In Hearing: Forbes

On Jan. 9th, 2012, Andy Greenberg reported for Forbes on the progress of SOPA.  The article says that SOPA hearings will resume on Jan. 18th.  Moreover, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform decided to hear testimony from several critics of the bill.  In a controversial move, the committee had previously declined to hear any […]

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Jan 9th, 2012 Legislation

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. Full biography

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. She is the 2018-9 Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, as well as a member of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

Anna Maria Castillois 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography


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