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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, ...... 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
SOPA and PIPA may have been dealt a setback by last week's widespread protests, but neither has been withdrawn completely.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
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
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
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
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
Wikipedia may stage a protest against SOPA
Wikipedia may stage a protest against SOPA
Wikipedia co-founder Jim Wales has posted a straw poll asking whether there is support for a "community strike" to get the word out about SOPA. ...... 13 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
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
Kaspersky to drop Business Software Alliance membership over SOPA backing
Kaspersky to drop Business Software Alliance membership over SOPA backing
Despite the obvious implications for SOPA to cause problems for tech companies, the Business Software Alliance's criticism of the bill has been ...... 06 Dec 2011 - 8 comments
Non-profit CEO fears SOPA's affect on the disabled
Non-profit CEO fears SOPA's affect on the disabled
While supporters of SOPA, the US Internet censorship bill claiming to be aimed at combating online piracy, the reality is it would cast a wide ...... 06 Dec 2011 - 2 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
Congressman burns Google over anti-piracy act opposition
Congressman burns Google over anti-piracy act opposition
SOPA would threaten Internet freedom? - "Blatantly false", says lawmaker. Lamar S. Smith, U.S. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional ...... 02 Dec 2011 - 15 comments
SOPA: An infographic
SOPA: An infographic
Over the past week we have posted a few articles on the disaster that is the proposed SOPA bill. The bill will usher an era of Internet censorship ...... 19 Nov 2011 - 7 comments
Pelosi, Issa say FU to SOPA anti-piracy proposal
Pelosi, Issa say FU to SOPA anti-piracy proposal
Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House Leader, has said today that she does not support SOPA, the proposed anti-piracy bill that would lead to Internet ...... 17 Nov 2011 - 15 comments
Facebook, Google, more call SOPA anti-piracy bill 'draconian'
Facebook, Google, more call SOPA anti-piracy bill 'draconian'
The SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) bill has been dubbed draconian by a number of tech giants, including Google and Facebook. Both companies ...... 17 Nov 2011 - 11 comments
Over 100 law professors protest SOPA / E-PARASITE bill
Over 100 law professors protest SOPA / E-PARASITE bill
More than 100 noted US law professors have signed an open letter to the US House of Representatives protesting the SOPA bill (formerly E-PARASITE) ...... 16 Nov 2011 - 18 comments
Warner Brothers blames faulty DMCA takedowns on their computers
Warner Brothers blames faulty DMCA takedowns on their computers
After a revelation last week of their abusing the DMCA takedown process, Warner Brothers went into damage control mode on Friday. Their improper ...... 14 Nov 2011 - 6 comments
     

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