Tech Bytes

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 4:15 pm

If you want to know where your member of Congress or House staffer is today, there’s a good chance they’re at the State of the Net conference at the DC Hilton, rubbing elbows with the tech lobbyists who love them.

 

Corporate Endorsers Dropping Support of Stop Online Piracy Act

By: Friday December 23, 2011 1:40 pm

The dynamic is clear. Once SOPA (and its Senate counterpart Protecting IP Act, or PIPA) became high-profile among the Internet community, the lazy endorsements from companies and various hangers-on became toxic. And now those supporters are scrambling, hollowing out the actual support for the bill. Suddenly, a bill with “widespread” corporate support doesn’t have much support at all. And remember, the corporate support was the only thing propping up SOPA; it’s not like there’s a grassroots army urging Internet censorship.

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