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Congress Avoids Fiscal Cliff And Passes First Major Tax Increase in Almost Twenty Years

January 3, 2013

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Early Tuesday morning, the U.S.  Senate passed a bill aimed at averting spending cuts and tax increases that comprised the dreaded “fiscal cliff.”  House Republicans were extremely critical of the bill for not including enough spending cuts.  However, the House approved the bi-partisan legislation under the extreme pressure of trying to avoid the fiscal cliff […]

COICA: Copyright Protection Or Censorship?

February 9, 2011

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In November of 2010, the Senate Judiciary Committee attempted to move forward in cracking down on certain types of Internet piracy with the introduction of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA). Specifically, COICA targets Internet sites that sell counterfeit goods – from purses to prescription drugs. Those in the music and movie industries, […]