15 Feb 2012
in World News
Tags: canada, canadian government, child porn, child pornographers, internet subscriber, legislation, public safety, subscriber information, telecom providers, vic toews, warrant
The Canadian government has introduced legislation that would force telecom providers to turn over Internet subscriber information without a warrant.
Public safety minister Vic Toews says critics can “either stand with us or with the child pornographers.”
14 Feb 2012
Tags: christie, conscience, jersey senate, lawmakers, legalizing gay marriage, legislation, marriage, same sex couples, state senate
New Jersey lawmakers gave their approval to legalizing gay marriage for the first time as the state Senate passed a bill that would allow marriage for same-sex couples even in the face of defiant Gov.
Chris Christies promise to veto the legislation.
21 Dec 2011
Tags: darling, legislation, opponents, rap, recording industry, sopa, united states
Since the recording industry is one of the key supporters of the pending SOPA legislation in the United States, it seems fitting that its opponents should use the medium of song to make their counter argument.
13 Oct 2011
Tags: jobs, legislation, nbc, nbc news, nbc wsj poll, obama, specifics, street journal poll, united states senate, wall street, wall street journal
Even though the United States Senate on Tuesday blocked President Obama’s jobs bill, the legislation’s specifics — as well as the idea of taxing the wealthy to pay for it — are popular with the American public, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
21 Sep 2011
Tags: anti piracy law, bomb threat, court tomorrow, explosives, government buildings, legislation, new zealand, protest, teenager, youtube
A teenager who appears to have taken his protest against an anti-piracy law a little too far will find himself in court tomorrow.
The 18-year-old allegedly posted a video on YouTube protesting the legislation just passed by New Zealand. In it he claimed that websites would be hacked and that explosives had been planted in government buildings.
19 May 2011
Tags: 21st century, desperate need, eff, electronic communication, electronic privacy, federal privacy law, legislation, patrick leahy, privacy act, privacy bill, senator patrick leahy, warrant
Today, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced much-needed legislation to update the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986, a critically important but woefully outdated federal privacy law in desperate need of a 21st century upgrade.
09 May 2011
Tags: abortion advocates, legislation, rick perry, sonogram, victory
Rick Perry is expected to sign legislation that is a victory for anti-abortion advocates.