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Jimmy Wales says the MPAA should fire Chris Dodd
Jimmy Wales says the MPAA should fire Chris Dodd
SOPA and PIPA may have been dealt a setback by last week's widespread protests, but neither has been withdrawn completely. Likewise, opponents ...... 25 Jan 2012 - 6 comments
The Pirate Bay says they are like early Hollywood pirates
The Pirate Bay says they are like early Hollywood pirates
The Pirate Bay has been cited by the MPAA and RIAA as one of the biggest reasons new anti-piracy laws are needed, along with the recently taken ...... 23 Jan 2012 - 21 comments
SOPA and PIPA: Bills postponed indefinitely
SOPA and PIPA: Bills postponed indefinitely
Just 48 hours after an Internet-wide protest "blackout," congressional leaders have indefinitely postponed the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills. ...... 21 Jan 2012 - 12 comments
MPAA CEO makes statement on anti-SOPA blackout
MPAA CEO makes statement on anti-SOPA blackout
As you've undoubtedly noticed, today was the anti-SOPA blackout for hundreds of major sites in the U.S., most notably Wikipedia, which remains ...... 19 Jan 2012 - 49 comments
Wikipedia joins January 18 SOPA/PIPA protest
Wikipedia joins January 18 SOPA/PIPA protest
With all the reports of many measures in SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) being opposed publicly by a growing number of Washington politicians, ...... 16 Jan 2012 - 16 comments
White House opposes key SOPA provisions but promises future anti-piracy law
White House opposes key SOPA provisions but promises future anti-piracy law
The White House has formally responded to a pair of online petitions against SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act). The petitions were posted ...... 15 Jan 2012 - 3 comments
Artists are doing better than ever according to the US Labor Department
Artists are doing better than ever according to the US Labor Department
The principle reason used by entertainment industry executives for new anti-piracy laws like SOPA and PIPA is the harm illegal copying supposedly ...... 12 Jan 2012 - 20 comments
Congressman asks gaming community to take action against SOPA
Congressman asks gaming community to take action against SOPA
One of the biggest reasons politicians around the world feel comfortable crafting anti-piracy legislation which relies on restricting the Internet ...... 12 Jan 2012 - 8 comments
Reddit to go dark for 12 hours in protest of SOPA/PIPA
Reddit to go dark for 12 hours in protest of SOPA/PIPA
The Reddit community has been on the front lines of the fight against SOPA and PIPA, the US anti-piracy bills which have been widely criticized ...... 11 Jan 2012 - 10 comments
Influential US legislator bows to Reddit pressure and speaks out against SOPA
Influential US legislator bows to Reddit pressure and speaks out against SOPA
Members of the online community Reddit, often referred to as redditors, have notched another minor victory in the war against SOPA, the widely ...... 09 Jan 2012 - 8 comments
GoDaddy customers transfer more than 32,000 domains in 36 hours
GoDaddy customers transfer more than 32,000 domains in 36 hours
The number of domains transferred away from GoDaddy yesterday as part of Move Your Domain Day may not have a long term effect on the company's ...... 30 Dec 2011 - 8 comments
Internet activists take aim at legislators pushing SOPA
Internet activists take aim at legislators pushing SOPA
Now that their campaign against GoDaddy has convinced the world's largest domain registrar to back away from supporting SOPA, some Reddit members ...... 30 Dec 2011 - 16 comments
GoDaddy continues backpedalling on SOPA support as domain name exodus continues
GoDaddy continues backpedalling on SOPA support as domain name exodus continues
Even after releasing a statement saying they no longer support SOPA, the US anti-piracy bill opposed by just about everyone familiar with it, ...... 27 Dec 2011 - 8 comments
Legislators want your input on OPEN, an alternative to SOPA
Legislators want your input on OPEN, an alternative to SOPA
Two US legislators, Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Darrell Issa, have fashioned an alternative to SOPA and PIPA, the draconian anti-piracy ...... 13 Dec 2011 - 9 comments
Entrepeneurs, investors, and others join forces to protect tech industry from threats like SOPA
Entrepeneurs, investors, and others join forces to protect tech industry from threats like SOPA
If one good thing has come out of the introduction of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US, it's the way opposition to both has led those ...... 09 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Sunlight Foundation shows entertainment industry donated tens of millions to SOPA/PIPA sponsors
Sunlight Foundation shows entertainment industry donated tens of millions to SOPA/PIPA sponsors
It's certainly not news that the anti-piracy bills making their way through Congress, PIPA (aka Protect IP) and SOPA (aka E-PARASITE) are essentially ...... 05 Dec 2011 - 7 comments
     

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