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The MPAA lobbyist who wrote SOPA will help draft the Democratic Party platform

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"Hollywood" Howard Berman, former-Congressman-turned-MPAA-lobbyist is one of the 15-member panel selected by the Democratic Party establishment to draft the party's platform for this summer's convention. (more…)

MPAA Lobbyist / SOPA Sponsor to Draft Democratic Party Platform

The Democratic Party has appointed a committee tasked with drafting the party’s platform. The 15-member panel includes MPAA lobbyist Howard L Berman, an attorney and former U.S. Representative who not only co-sponsored SOPA and tried...Show More Summary

Sanders donor flock to Tim Canova's campaign against establishment figurehead Debbie Wasserman Schultz

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the establishment candidate's establishment candidate: she co-sponsored SOPA, blocked reform of loan-sharking payday lenders, voted against marijuana law reform, called for the prosecution of SOPA, and chaired Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign. She's served six terms in office and never had to face a primary challenger, until now. (more…)

Sopa de Lima: Mexican Tortilla Soup, Straight Up With a Twist

My wife, Adri, and I just got back from a week spent eating our way around Mérida and the rest of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Of all the things we ate, sopa de lima, the Mayan poultry and lime soup that's popular up and down the Yucatán, seemed most easily adaptable to cooking back home. It's also one of the simplest and most crowd-pleasingly delicious dishes we had.

House Judiciary Chair Goodlatte Promises "Consensus" Copyright Reform (Finally) Coming Soon

Although copyright law is in desperate need of a 21st century overall, congress has been wary of any such update after the SOPA outcry in 2012...until now. A recent statement from Rep. Bob Goodlatte revealed that new proposals will soon be forthcoming, although whether or not they'll actually improve copyright...

Rep. Goodlatte Promises 'Consensus' Copyright Reform Proposals Soon

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Congress has mostly stayed away from any attempt at copyright reform since the great SOPA blackout of 2012, afraid that anything will set off the public again. However, in 2013, Copyright Register Maria Pallante called on Congress to create the "next great copyright act" designed to update copyright for the 21st century. Show More Summary

Today is your last day to comment on Internet censorship through copyright abuse

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "Hey Internet! Ever since SOPA we've all known that copyright laws have a huge impact on the Internet, free speech, innovation, creativity." (more…)

MPAA Actually Steps Up To Defend Free Speech (Really!); Gets Attacked For It

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The MPAA doesn't often speak out about legislation… not unless it's directly involved in the crafting (remember SOPA?) Issues that affect a much larger percentage of the public are considered none of its business. It will make noiseShow More Summary

If You Want To Know How Supporting Techdirt Can Help Shift The Debate In Washington DC, Read This

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Wondering if coverage like ours can really make a difference? In 2014, former Senate staffer Jennifer Hoelzer sent us this unsolicited piece about Techdirt's influence on lawmakers in the SOPA fight. With today's encryption debate now...Show More Summary

Portuguese 'Anti-Piracy' Site Blocking Used Against US Video Game Developer

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the reasons why many people are opposed to various "site blocking" laws, is that inevitably such things get abused. And while the US successfully stopped SOPA's site blocking plan, plenty of other countries went ahead and implemented something similar -- including, apparently, Portugal. Show More Summary

India's Internet activists have a SOPA moment: no "poor Internet for poor people"

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My latest Guardian column, 'Poor internet for poor people': India's activists fight Facebook connection plan, tells the story of how India's amazing Internet activists have beaten back Facebook's bid to become gatekeeper to the Internet for the next billion users. (more…)

Threats To Google Fiber

What’s the greatest threat to the Internet? Did you say the elimination of net neutrality? What about SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act? Or the Protect IP Act (PIPA)? The fact of the matter is that the greatest threat to the Internet doesn’t come from any kind of government agency. So again, what’s the greatest threat to the Internet? Sharks. Read More

Jorge Ramos no disimula su anticatolicismo estridente

El presentador de Univisión sirve su anticatolicismo hasta en la sopa.

Esta asociación público-privada sirve sopa de gallina india

Por David Bloomgarden y Guillermo Villacorta David Bloomgarden es el jefe interino de la Unidad de Acceso a Servicios Básicos y Crecimiento Verde y lidera el programa de Asociaciones Público-Privadas del FOMIN. Antes de unirse al FOMIN...Show More Summary

A roadmap for killing TPP: the next SOPA uprising!

7 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Trans Pacific Partnership is the largest "trade deal" in history, negotiated in secret and encompassing many issues unrelated to trade, including rules that make the Internet less secure, easier to censor and spy on, and more subject to corporate dominance. (more…)

Online Advertising Is Threatening an Open Internet

The internet is in a very sad state. Recent measures introduced by governments around the world, including C-51, TPP, and previous bills introduced such as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), threaten the rights to a free and open internet. Show More Summary

MPAA Plans For Site Blocking in the U.S. Dealt a Blow

While the opportunity for US-based copyright holders to easily block foreign 'pirate' sites was temporarily thwarted with the death of SOPA, the MPAA has been busy making other plans to achieve the same goals. However, following a Court of Appeals ruling handed down yesterday, one of those options now appears to be off the table. Show More Summary

A Boring Invisible Braces Lawsuit that Could Have Resurrected SOPA Dies Again

A federal court ruled that “articles” don’t include internet downloads.

Sorry, MPAA, Court Rejects Your Plan For A Secret SOPA At The ITC

8 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last year, when the Sony emails leaked, and it was revealed that the MPAA was still totally focused on bringing SOPA back through alternative means, one of the strategies explored was getting the International Trade Commission (the ITC) to set up a sort of secret SOPA. Show More Summary

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