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The Problem with Crowdsourced Legislation

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, February 22 2012

Writing for The Atlantic, Alexander Furnas, a master's candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute, critiques the platform for collaborative legislative markup built at Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) and Sen. Ron Wyden's (D-Ore.) behest and launched with their legislative alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act. The platform, he writes, is "flawed."

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House Oversight & Government Reform Committee To Hold Hearing On DNS, Search Engine Blocking

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, January 9 2012

The cybersecurity implications of a piece of proposed legislation to block access to pirated and counterfeit products online will be critiqued by a group of experts who have spoken out against the legislation on January 18, when the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing. Read More

Watching Them Watching: Issa Touts Video Archive of Oversight Hearings

BY Nick Judd | Friday, January 6 2012

As of today, the House Committee on Government Oversight under Rep. Darrell Issa has released 1,139 videos of hearings going back to the 103rd Congress of 1993-1994, committee staff announced today. Read More

Issa's Still Sour On SOPA

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, December 13 2011

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) issued a statement today restating his opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act. Its chief sponsor, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), has introduced a manager's amendment that would alter the controversial anti-piracy legislation; Issa doesn't think it's enough. Read More

With Internet Companies In the Fight, Battle Over SOPA Legislation Continues This Week

BY Miranda Neubauer and Nick Judd | Monday, December 12 2011

Photo: ToGa Wanderings / Flickr

After a coalition of advocacy groups and Internet companies worked together to raise awareness about the Stop Online Piracy Act beginning Nov. 16, they are now gearing up for another push to online action this week as the House Judiciary Committee is expected to mark up the bill on Thursday.

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A New Tool to Crowdsource Legislative Markup Comes From the U.S. House

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, December 7 2011

In the hopes of attracting the eyeballs — and maybe the comments and revisions — of Internet geeks, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) plan on Thursday to unveil their alternative to the ... Read More

A SOPA That Advocates Say Won't Kill the Internet

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, December 2 2011

There was some movement yesterday in the debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and others have backed an alternative proposal that would move the ... Read More

Celebrities, Unions, Members of Congress All #AskObama

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, July 6 2011

Representatives John Boehner, who is the House speaker, Darrell Issa, Patrick McHenry, Bill Johnson, Adam Kinzinger and others in the House and Senate are using the #askObama hashtag to pepper President Barack Obama with ... Read More

Quote of the Day: 'Bipartisan Kumbaya'

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 23 2011

Today, Issa and Cummings repeatedly exchanged thank yous and expressed support for one another’s proposals. Democratic amendments were offered and approved, or commitments from the Chairman to work together on the ... Read More

Bill on Updating Transparency in Federal Spending Appears in U.S. Senate

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 17 2011

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Thursday introduced a Senate version of the DATA Act, legislation Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) put into play on Monday, Warner announced in a press release. The DATA Act would establish a federal ... Read More