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VIDEO: Aaron Swartz, SOPA, NSA and 'The Day we Fight Back'
VIDEO: Aaron Swartz, SOPA, NSA and 'The Day we Fight Back'
Civil and digital rights activists are targeting February 11 as 'the day we fight back' against widespread state surveillance, using the life, work and words of Aaron Swartz as motivation. 14 Jan 2014 - 4 comments
Voters boot SOPA backers from Congress
Voters boot SOPA backers from Congress
Thanks to Tuesday's elections, Hollywood will have lost six if not more House Representatives that all formerly backed SOPA, the controversial ...... 08 Nov 2012 - 8 comments
Anonymous takes down Mexican gov websites
Anonymous takes down Mexican gov websites
The hacktivist group Anonymous had turned its sights on the Mexican government. Earlier in the week, the group took down sites belonging ...... 30 Jan 2012 - 13 comments
Jimmy Wales says the MPAA should fire Chris Dodd
Jimmy Wales says the MPAA should fire Chris Dodd
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales suggested the MPAA should fire Chris Dodd over his handling of the SOPA debate. 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
A statement from The Pirate Bay explains how they are like the film pioneers who moved the movie industry to Hollywood. 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
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 released a statement which appears to indicate SOPA and PIPA, at least in their present forms, will not be signed into law. 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
According to the US Department of Labor, jobs and pay for independent artists, musicians, and writers have increased significantly since 1998. 12 Jan 2012 - 20 comments
Congressman asks gaming community to take action against SOPA
Congressman asks gaming community to take action against SOPA
US Representative Jared Polis, who is also an avid gamer and Internet entrepeneur, is urging gamers to take action against SOPA and PIPA. 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
Reddit has announced a protest of SOPA and PIPA. On January 18 the normal site will be replaced by links to information about the 2 bills. 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
After being targetted by Reddit members, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan has officially come out saying he will vote against SOPA. 09 Jan 2012 - 8 comments
Major League Gaming pulls over 100 domains from GoDaddy
Major League Gaming pulls over 100 domains from GoDaddy
GoDaddy has got to be starting to feel the squeeze. Two weeks ago, 37,000 domains were pulled from Go Daddy after it was revealed they were ...... 05 Jan 2012 - 10 comments
GoDaddy customers transfer more than 32,000 domains in 36 hours
GoDaddy customers transfer more than 32,000 domains in 36 hours
GoDaddy customers outraged at the company's support for SOPA transferred 32,000 domain names to rival registrar NameCheap over a 36 hour period. 30 Dec 2011 - 8 comments
Internet activists take aim at legislators pushing SOPA
Internet activists take aim at legislators pushing SOPA
Activists from around the Internet are escalating the war against SOPA from protests to organizing campaigns to defeat legislators supporting the bill. 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
Although GoDaddy has paid lip service to reversing their support for SOPA, it wasn't until today that they withdrew the letter they wrote to Congress. 27 Dec 2011 - 8 comments
Go Daddy lost 37,000 domains before pulling their SOPA support
Go Daddy lost 37,000 domains before pulling their SOPA support
According to info collected by The Domains, 37,000 domains were pulled from Go Daddy after it was revealed they were formal supporters of the ...... 25 Dec 2011 - 4 comments
Go Daddy feels the squeeze, drops support for SOPA
Go Daddy feels the squeeze, drops support for SOPA
Just a day after it was revealed as 1 of the 120 formal supporters of SOPA, Go Daddy has pulled its support from the draconian bill. The ...... 23 Dec 2011 - 6 comments
120 companies and groups come out in favor of SOPA
120 companies and groups come out in favor of SOPA
The judiciary committee and its chairman Lamar Smith have revealed the 120 formal supporters of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), the draconian ...... 23 Dec 2011 - 32 comments
SOPA vote delayed
SOPA vote delayed
In a surprise move, The House Judiciary Committee has delayed the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) vote. The delay seems to be thanks to the ...... 16 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
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