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Democrats Officially Adopt "Internet Freedom" As Part Of Their Party Platform

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, September 4 2012

Even as Democrats publish their official stance on the concept of "Internet freedom" as part of its official party platform this week, the Obama administration is coming under criticism for its secretive negotiation process regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that some groups say could crimp the same freedoms the party claims to support. Read More

Motion Picture Association Praises Republican Party Platform

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, August 29 2012

Chris Dodd, a Democrat and chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, the group that was pushing the controversial Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts earlier this year, issued a statement Wednesday ... Read More

Seven Lessons from SOPA/PIPA/Megaupload and Four Proposals on Where We Go From Here

BY Yochai Benkler | Wednesday, January 25 2012

Yochai Benkler photo by Joichi Ito, CC-BY 2.0

A guest post from Yochai Benkler, who writes: "On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, a new model of politics succeeded in bringing to a halt legislation that had been pushed by some of the most powerful industry lobbies in Washington, which began its life with broad bi-partisan support in both chambers of Congress. The political calculus seems to have changed drastically this week, and we need to understand how to exploit and harness the changing winds to expand and lock in this initial victory." Read More

MPAA's Dodd: Time to Change "Dynamics of the Conversation" About Piracy

BY Nick Judd | Friday, January 20 2012

Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Chris Dodd just released a statement calling the delay of controversial anti-piracy legislation a "failure to act" but, at the same time, seeming to ask Internet industry back to the table. "With today’s announcement," he said, per the statement, "we hope the dynamics of the conversation can change and become a sincere discussion about how best to protect the millions of American jobs affected by the theft of American intellectual property." Read More

Movie Studio Association Chief Blasts Proposed Web Blackout

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, January 17 2012

MPAA Chairman and CEO Chris Dodd. Photo: MPAA

Chris Dodd, the chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America on Tuesday blasted the planned online January 18 blackout by Reddit, Wikipedia and other online businesses. Read More

Say Again, Senator Dodd?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 18 2010

Ignorance of the ins and outs of social media has, perhaps, at least something going for it. Contra Rep. Read More