CISPA….sounds like something you need a shot for….

CISPA – the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act – is Congress’s latest attempt to regulate the increasingly complex area of cyber security. The bill passed the House of Representatives on April 26 but protests over this proposed legislation have been mounting since mid-April. CISPA, as the word “sharing” in its title implies, would allow […]

What is ACTA

First SOPA, now ACTA.  The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed plurilateral agreement for the purpose of establishing international standards on intellectual property rights enforcement. If the name doesn’t scare you, then w…

The Kauffman Founation proposes The Startup Act to Congress

The Kauffman Foundation is promoting new federal legislation to promote jobs growth: The Startup Act. Although it’s not without controversy, a couple of the provisions within the Act are widely supported and startups should be aware of how that will impact patent filings and incentivize investment in new ventures. What the Startup Act changes Proposed […]

Protecting Internet Freedom and the Battle Against SOPA

As many readers of this blog have surely become aware, this past October, Representative Lamar Smith (R-Tex), introduced the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) in the House of Representatives.  According to Smith, SOPA is meant to target websites hosting unlicensed copyrighted content on their domain, and prevent US citizens from being able to access such […]

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