France’s 3 Strikes “Hadopi” to be Abolished; U.S. Preparing Copyright Alert System

Certain industries who prioritize controlling their content expend considerable amounts of time and money on lobbying for legislation, such as SOPA and PIPA.  However, the RIAA, one of the most vocal supporters, allegedly conceded in a recently leaked report that the SOPA/PIPA “legislation [was] not likely to have been effective tool for music.”  So not only is there uncertainty as…

Progress After SOPA Possible

CCIA applauds the recent agreement we have helped broker between leading content creators, RIAA and MPAA and leading companies in the Internet, technology, and communications sectors in an effort to rewrite copyright law so as to avoid the type of future confrontations we all experienced in the recent battles over PIPA & SOPA. We especially…

House, Senate Delay Action On PIPA/SOPA

The House and Senate have both announced plans today to put off consideration of the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The announcement follows record numbers of phone calls to Capitol Hill and millions of signatures on online petitions by Internet users after more than 7,000 websites went dark for…

PIPA/SOPA Blackout

Here’s an excerpt from CCIA President & CEO Ed Black’s CNN interview — see above or the text of the story below: (CNN) — “Imagine a world without free knowledge”. Those are the words on the home page of Wikipedia, which has taken down its website as part of a coordinated political protest supported by…