In a live interview on Washington, DC's FOX-5 News, PICC Director Amb. David Smith commented on the FBI action against online file-sharing site Megaupload, which followed the apparent demise of two pieces of legislation - SOPA and PIPA - that were designed to address the problem of online piracy. Click below to watch.

In comments to Voice of America, Amb. Smith commented on the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the companion Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), both pieces of proposed legislation designed to crack down on internet piracy. Click here to read, watch and listen.

In an interview with Government Computer News, Amb. Smith noted that Internet protests - including "blackouts" of the Wikipedia.com website and others - quickly eroded Congressional support for the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).  Click here to read the article in full.

In an interview with America's Radio News Network, Amb. Smith commented on growing controversy over SOPA. Click below to listen.

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In an interview with Defense Systems, Amb. Smith commented on the increasing danger and sophistication of cyberattacks throughout 2011.   Click here to read the article in full.

In an article on the NextGov news website, Amb. Smith's comments on the part played by social media in the "Arab Spring" and other uprisings were quoted extensively, based on his web chat entitled "Social Media, Democracy and Oppression." Click here to read the article in full.

In an article for Federal Computer Week, Amb. Smith wrote that the WikiLeaks case is having a chilling effect on interagency information sharing and the potential to recreate the information silos that were dismantled in the wake of 9/11. Click here to read the article in full.

In a column in Jane's Defence Weekly, Associate Academic Fellow Khatuna Mshvidobadze asked, "Is Russia on the Wrong Side of the Internet?"  Click here to read the article in full.

In an article for the Georgian publication Tabula, Khatuna Mshvidobadze wrote about the role of the Internet in Russia's 2011 Duma elections.   Click below to read the article in full.

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