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Oregon: Wyden Trying to Pull a Fast One on Fast Track

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced agreement with Republican leaders April 16 over the terms of a “Fast Track” bill introduced in the Senate and House. The bill would make it easier to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a NAFTA-style trade deal that the Obama administration has been negotiating in secret with representatives from 11 other Pacific Rim nations.

Barriers to Innovation Act Would Renew DMCA Exemptions Automatically

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) on April 16 introduced the “Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act,” a bill that would make significant changes to Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright ActShow More Summary

A 'Path To Yes' On Trade, But Paul Ryan Blocks It

The "fast track" trade bill introduced last week by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has a number of problems. It sets aside Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution and essentially pre-approves the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the public and most of Congress even sees it. Show More Summary

Why Senator Ron Wyden Has It Wrong About the Open Internet

Sen. Ron Wyden took to Wired yesterday to argue that the Fast Track bill he co-sponsored to rush approval for trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will help protect the free and open Internet. Sen. Wyden has...Show More Summary

Senators Introduce Anti-Aaron's Law To Increase Jail Terms For 'Unauthorized Access' To Computers

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Yesterday, we wrote about an important new bill, Aaron's Law, from Senators Ron Wyden and Rand Paul and Rep. Zoe Lofgren. It's a fix to many of the problematic aspects of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). If you're unaware, the...Show More Summary

Ron Wyden on Trans-Pacific Partnership, Intellectual Property Law, & Net Neutrality

last weekNews : Reason

Yesterday, Brian Doherty covered many of the issues related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade deal currently coursing its way through Congress. Generally speaking, free trade—or even just freer trade—is a moral and an economic good. Show More Summary

GM Says That While You May Own Your Car, It Owns The Software In It, Thanks To Copyright

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, we noted that Senator Ron Wyden and Rep. Jared Polis had introduced an important bill to fix a part of the DMCA's broken anti-circumvention laws found in Section 1201 of the DMCA. For whatever reason, some people still have trouble understanding why the law is so broken. Show More Summary

Aaron's Law Reintroduced To Try To Reform Dangerous, Broken Anti-Hacking Law

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written in the past how Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Senator Ron Wyden had introduced "Aaron's Law" (named after Aaron Swartz) as a way to fix the very broken CFAA law, which was used to throw the book at Swartz for downloading too many...Show More Summary

Senator Ron Wyden: The Free Internet Is a Global Priority

The internet community has already chalked up an impressive list of wins --- from New Neutrality to killing SOPA and PIPA. But our work is far from done. The post Senator Ron Wyden: The Free Internet Is a Global Priority appeared first on WIRED.

Senators Don't Address Forced Labor Provision In Trade Bill

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A new trade bill from Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is notable in part for what it doesn't do: close an exception that allows the U.S. to import some goods produced by forced or child labor. The Senate...Show More Summary

A bill to fix America's most dangerous computer law

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR] and Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO] have introduced legislation in the US Senate and House to fix one of the worst computer laws on the US statute books: section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which forbids breaking digital locks, even for lawful purposes. Read the rest

Top lawmakers agree on fast-track authority for trade deal, but opposition is deep and broad

Teamsters pose last year with other foes of fast-tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty after presenting a petition of opposition to Sen. Ron Wyden, who is a key backer of TPP. Key congressional Republicans and Democrats haveShow More Summary

Bridging the Hatch-Wyden Divide Over Trade Promotion Authority

The eyes of the international trade community are fixed on Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), upon whom responsibility for crafting bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has fallen. At last report, Senate...Show More Summary

TPP Fast-track Deal Reached In Congress

RELEASE: Sony Pictures worked behind the scenes to push the #TPP with Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative. https://t.co/0i7yhuWCM8 — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 16, 2015 Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden along with House Ways...Show More Summary

US Senators Are Trying to Pull a Fast One With a New Trade-Related Bill

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Port of Seattle is one of the largest container ports in the US. Charles Mudede Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden, the senior Senator for Oregon:“I'm proud this bipartisan bill creates what I expect to be unprecedented transparency in trade...Show More Summary

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Do you Read In? Sign up today and get all the news you need delivered right to your inbox! Top News -- Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced fast-track trade legislation that would limit Congress to a simple up-or-down vote on any trade deal without being able to amend the deal's terms. […]

Obama's Intraparty Trade Fight Has Officially Begun

Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee respectively, and Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Fast-track bill on trade deals could be inroduced in the Senate as early as today. Six Dems unhappy

Sen. Ron Wyden backs fast-tracking of trade deal as long as bill providing aid to workers hurt by the deal moves "in parallel." Krista Hughes reports that senators believe they may be able to introduce a bipartisan fast-track trade bill...Show More Summary

Bridging the Hatch-Wyden Divide Over Trade Promotion Authority

Daniel J. Ikenson The eyes of the international trade community are fixed on Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), upon whom responsibility for crafting bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has fallen. At...Show More Summary

Clergy Letter to Senator Ron Wyden On Iran

How members of the Senate vote on this issue may determine whether or not we go to war with Iran – a war that is avoidable if diplomacy is given every chance, as the president has asked. As clergy in Oregon deeply committed to peace, we urge you to publically oppose S.615 in the strongest possible terms.

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