Archive by month: November 2010

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PC Magazine is reporting that Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, would put a hold on the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA).  With so few days left in this session, Senator Wyden's action likely will kill the bill.  While this development is encouraging, we continue the fight to stop the bill.  If it fails for this session, Senator Leahy (D-VT) will introduce the bill for the next session. We need your help.


We are one step closer to emulating the censorship of China and other authoritarian regimes. The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act (COICA) this morning.  The following senators voted for it, many by proxy: Patrick J. Leahy -- Vermont Herb Kohl -- Wisconsin Jeff Sessions -- Alabama Dianne Feinstein -- California Orrin G. Hatch -- Utah Russ Feingold -- Wisconsin Chuck Grassley -- Iowa Arlen Specter -- Penns...
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The Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is being reintroduced and may be put to a vote before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.  It already has seventeen sponsors! What is COICA? COICA would allow the Department of Justice (DOJ) to force ISPs to block web sites and domain names that the DOJ thinks infringe on copyrighted material.  As the EFF states: The bill creates two blacklists of censored domains. The first is longer, and includes any sites where...
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We will have a general meeting this Sunday, 11/21 starting at 2pm.  It will be at 25 Moore St., Somerville.  The current agenda is: status of political designation petition status of the COICA bill & the campaign against it review of draft constitution & by-laws discuss policy positions on ACTA, education, govt 2.0 & other issues deciding date/time/location of the December meeting. All people interested in the Pirate Party are welcome to attend. Reminder: our weekly...
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