Itís that time of year again, when many of us are rushing from mall to mall (or site to site) to buy gifts for all those important people in our lives. A Wii for a few lucky ones, a Zune for the less fortunate, and a Ze Frank action figure for that burgeoning web video director. But weíre not the only ones getting ready to hand out presents.

Lawmakers from both parties just introduced an intellectual property bill that reads like itís straight off the wish list of the entire entertainment industry. Also advancing in Congress is a controversial bill that aims to strengthen copyright enforcement at universities. And finally, thereís been a few gifts from the courts this week, as well. Google won against dirty picture publisher Perfect10, and the same company also suffered a defeat against Visa and other billing service providers. So what does all of this mean for you? Continue reading at

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