Washington Watch: Rights, Disclosures and Investigations

Issa-Wyden Generate Buzz on Internet Bill of Rights Speaking at the Personal Democracy Forum, anti-SOPA allies Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) suggested that it was time for an Internet Bill of Rights and have launched a crowd-sourcing site to incorporate third parties’ views. The proposed Bill of Rights has the following…

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley (in HuffPost)

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley   June 11, 2012 As in past years, the Sixth Tech Policy Summit held in serene Napa Valley highlights the very Silicon Valley-Washington divide which it seeks to bridge. While the SOPA fight, the passage of the CROWDFUND Act and greater tech engagement on Capitol Hill are…

ACTA Fight Expected in European Parliament This Week

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), signed by the US,  European Union and 22 of its Member States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea is expected to be debated by the EU’s legislative body this week with approval uncertain.  The treaty, which some claim is even worse than SOPA,  is widely unpopular and sparked demonstrations throughout…

Next on CL&BR: Global Protests over ACTA and Latest on Privacy

Featuring Tech Dirt’s Mike Masnick and eSarcasm’s Dan Tynan (1) Mike Masnick:  He is the CEO and founder ofTechdirt, a weblog that focuses on technology news and tech-related issues. Masnick is also the founder and CEO of the company Floor64 and a contributor at BusinessWeek‘s Business Exchange.  Before founding Floor64, Masnick worked in business development and marketing at Release…