Category Archives: Internet Policy

Google Pulls Back the Curtain Again: A Brief Review of Its Transparency Report

by Matthew L. Schafer Yesterday, Google released its transparency report for the first half of 2012.  The report, which Google releases on a biannual basis, tracks user traffic to Google sites around the world, intellectual property takedown requests, government takedown … Continue reading

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Resisting Censorship: SOPA, PIPA, and How Congress Started Caring More About Corporate Interests than Free Speech

by Matthew L. Schafer As the web goes dark, many people may be wondering why.  Of course, it is obvious now: SOPA and PIPA, the bills currently being considered by Congress that opponents say will amount to censorship online.  In … Continue reading

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SOPA Shelved, PIPA on Its Last Leg, and the Internet Saved?

by Matthew L. Schafer Opponents of the industry supported piracy bills SOPA and PIPA celebrated as word came from Washington that legislators have shelved SOPA.  Over the weekend the Obama administration, responding to a petition, suggested that it would not … Continue reading

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