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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

SOPA Boycott Gets Results

Talk about the power of internet organizing.  About a day or two ago, users of the social website Reddit caught wind that GoDaddy (a web-hosting company) supported SOPA.  The users of Reddit (which number into the hundreds of thousands) are fiercely anti-SOPA, and as such, launched a huge boycott campaign.  The campaign called for everyone […]

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Dec 24th, 2011 Current Affairs, Legislation

SOPA Delayed, For A Few Weeks

I was eagerly awaiting any news about SOPA's markup hearing, which was supposed to be conducted yesterday (Dec. 21st).  None came, and I ended up figuring out that the markup hearing was canceled.  The Committee on the Judiciary will likely resume markup after the holiday break. Also, add the conservative Heritage Foundation to the growing […]

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Dec 22nd, 2011 Current Affairs, Legislation

Congress to Resume SOPA Hearings Next Week: PCWorld

On Dec. 17th, 2011, Grant Gross wrote for PCWorld on the status of the controversial SOPA bill currently sitting in the House Judiciary Committee.  There were reports on Friday that SOPA hearings would be postponed until January.  However,  Rep. Lamar Smith (SOPA's sponsor) decided to schedule a continuation of the markup hearing this Wednesday, Dec. […]

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Dec 17th, 2011 Legislation

Blacklisting Provisions Remain in Stop Online Piracy Act: Wired

On Dec. 15th, 2011, David Kravets wrote for Wired on the status of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).  As its name suggests, SOPA is House legislation that would give private companies the ability to go after sites that display copyrighted material.  However, there are concerns that the measure would go too far in stifling […]

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Dec 16th, 2011 Current Affairs, Legislation

New York Times, Los Angeles Times Stand Against SOPA/PIPA

Add the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times to the growing list of publications that oppose SOPA/PIPA.  In two opinion pieces, both papers came out against the legislation through an official editorial (as opposed to the stance of just one columnist). The New York Times official editorial, published Nov. 26th, 2011, noted that […]

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Nov 28th, 2011 Legislation

Policing Internet Piracy: The Economist

On Nov. 25th, 2011, the Economist put out two articles on the controversy surrounding SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and the Protect IP Act.  The first article, titled Accessories after the fact, weighed the pros and cons of the legislation.  To begin, the article argued that online piracy deprives artists and businesses of revenue, previous […]

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Nov 25th, 2011 Legislation

SOPA Will Negatively Impact US Cybersecurity: CNET

On November 17th, 2011, Declan McCullagh wrote for CNET on how the list of those opposed to SOPA/Protect IP Act is growing.  Specifically, the article notes how the director of Sandia National Laboratories (part of the US Department of Energy and a leading cybersecurity lab) recently said that SOPA is "unlikely to be effective" and […]

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Nov 20th, 2011 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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