Previous pinner: The epic fail on H.R. 3699--The Research Works Act, was actually recognized by Congress and the bill was pulled, Science reports. This bill would have rescinded earlier laws, which mandate that if research is publicly-funded, it should be, you know, public, and not hidden behind some Elsevier paywall. Read more about the multifarious ways this bill sucks here.
"Copyright Office seeks your comments on its crazy, broken plan to deal with orphan works" -- Click through to "Boing Boing" to read author Cory Doctorow's well reasoned letter with his feedback on the subject. Contribute your own (can be submitted online) by October 9, 2015.
Could CISPA Be the Next SOPA?, A bill introduced to the House of Representatives late last year could become the centerpiece of the next SOPA-style struggle between the tech community and Washington, D.C. The bill already has over 100 co-sponsors and the backing of some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent companies, including Microsoft and Facebook — support which SOPA never enjoyed.
Previous pinner: "Both SOPA and PIPA were met by public outrage, and big companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter were active in fighting legislation. CISPA isn’t getting the same attention. In fact it is supported by a handful of Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, IBM, and AT You can read what the rich guys are saying, and the bill, HERE. Even Facebook supports CISPA; the question is why?"