Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy

  1. Senate Committee Passes Web Piracy Bill

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST A bill aimed at combating online counterfeiting and digital theft was passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee and appears likely to gain approval from the full Senate. The committee's approval of the proposed law -- call ...

  2. Bill Proposes New Anti-Piracy Powers for DOJ

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Monday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, a bipartisan bill that would allow the Department of Justice a new level of expediency in shutting down websites with pirated content. R ...

  3. Solicitor General To Exit Justice Dept.

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Solicitor General Paul Clement will end his current service to the Department of Justice in June. He has informed President Bush and U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey of his resignation. Clement became solicitor general in June 2005. His offic ...

  4. Senators Introduce Enforcement Bill

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and John Cornyn, R-Tex., introduced a bill this week to strengthen federal government efforts to combat copyright infringement and counterfeiting. The Intellectual Property Enforcement Act would give civil copyright enf ...

  5. Mukasey Promises Aggressive IP Protection

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Mukasey today promised to be "aggressive in protecting intellectual property" if he is confirmed as U.S. Attorney General. The statement came during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Mukasey's nomination in response ...

  6. Legal Matters

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Another friend of the music industry is rising toward the top at the Department of Justice. D. Kyle Sampson has been appointed to serve as chief of staff while continuing his role as chairman of the I Another friend of the music industry is rising ...

  7. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told music and technology witnesses at a morning hearing Sept. 28, Congress plans to "do nothing" WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Until the lower ...

  8. Senator Targets 'Cop Killer' Videogame

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has become the target of a proposed boycott by a U.S. senator. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A new videogame that lets players join crime gangs and kill police officers has b ...

  9. Legal Matters

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales promises federal action against piracy in an exclusive Billboard interview. Read Susan Butler's column. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales promises federal action against piracy in an exclusive Billb ...

  10. Senators Introduce Bootlegging Bill

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bootleggers trafficking unauthorized sound recordings and copyrighted works can expect fines up to $2 million and jail terms of up to 10 years if Congress passes the "Protecting American Goods and Ser WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bootleggers trafficki ...

  11. Senators Introduce Bootlegging Bill

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bootleggers trafficking unauthorized sound recordings and other copyrighted works can expect fines up to $2 million and jail terms of up to 10 years if Congress passes the "Protecting American Goods a Bootleggers trafficking unauthorized soun ...

  12. Gonzales In Hollywood To Fight Piracy

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to Hollywood on April 28 to emphasize that Internet piracy is best fought by balancing prosecution with education so that young people know the costs and co LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.S. A ...

  13. House Passes Family Entertainment Act

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill awaits presidential approval. The U.S. House of Representatives today (April 19) passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. Among other measures, the bill authorizes civil remedies for infringement of a sound recording or movie being ...

  14. Justice Dep't Names IP Task Force Chiefs

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST As part of the U.S. Justice Department's commitment to aggressively enforce intellectual property rights, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today (March 9) will announce the top two members of the Int As part of the U.S. Justice Department� ...

  15. Family Entertainment Bill Clears House Hurdle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared a key House subcommittee on March 3. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared ...

  16. Family Entertainment Bill Clears House Hurdle

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music/film legislation heads to full committee. A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared a key House subcommittee on March 3. The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Courts, th ...

  17. Senate OKs Family Entertainment Act

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a surprisingly swift action, the Senate Feb. 1 passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. It now goes to the House, where there is a companion bill, for expected quick approval. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a surprisingly swift action, the Se ...

  18. Senate Passes Family Entertainment Act

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bill penalizes copyright infringers. In a surprisingly swift action, the Senate yesterday (Feb. 1) passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. It now goes to the House, where there is a companion bill, for expected quick approval. The bills ...

  19. Family Entertainment Act Back In Play

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawmakers reintroduce copyright bill. Federal lawmakers yesterday (Jan. 25) reintroduced the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, H.R. 357. The bill has three sections. The Family Movie Act would allow parents to use technology in the h ...

  20. Leahy: GOP Stalled Entertainment Biz Bills

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright and anti-piracy advocate in the Senate, lambasted the Republican majority leadership in Congress Dec. 8 for sandbagging a host of intellectual property b WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., ...

  21. Leahy: GOP Stalled Entertainment Biz Bills

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright and anti-piracy advocate in the Senate, lambasted the Republican majority leadership in Congress yesterday (Dec. 8) for sandbagging a host of intellectua Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., a leading copyright ...

  22. Senators Hatch, Leahy Link For Anti-Piracy Ad

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), ranking Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have joined together for an anti- Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the ...