Tough new anti-piracy legislation that allows for sites to be quickly blocked by ISPs following allegations of copyright infringement has been passed by Russia's State Duma. Opposition to the bill has been growing, not only from regular...Show More Summary
SOPA, America’s controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, is back—and it’s poised to become law in a matter of weeks. SOPA, however, isn’t coming to the US, where a wide coalition defeated the legislation in January 2012. Orphaned by its American parents, SOPA is on the cusp of finding a home in Russia.
A Russian parliamentary committee approved for review a new controversial anti-piracy law dubbed “the Russian SOPA” by critics after a similar US bill.
One of the ISPs targeted by the major recording labels in the latest Pirate Bay blocking case says it will not voluntarily censor the website. Irish ISP UPC, the second largest in the country, says that service providers should not be the ones to decide what subscribers can and cannot consume. Show More Summary
There's been plenty of talk about how the Democratic Party is strongly supported by Hollywood -- and MPAA boss Chris Dodd famously threatened politicians that Hollywood might not fund their campaigns if they didn't support SOPA. So it's...Show More Summary
It said the U.S Stop Online Piracy Act demands IP blocking requests to be determined in court while the Taiwan copyrights amendement filter list will be managed by a government administrative body. Written by Oiwan Lam · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon ·...
One of the concerns about TAFTA/TTIP is that it would repeat the mistakes of ACTA and SOPA as far as intellectual monopolies were concerned. This led to a call by a group of public interest organizations for things like copyright and...Show More Summary
You might have hoped that the extensive discussions that took place around SOPA a year or so ago would have warned off governments elsewhere from replicating some of the really bad ideas there, like DNS blocking, but it seems that Taiwan...Show More Summary
He has returned once again with a brand new song, and this one is a killer. Sketch Tha Cataclysm‘s flow in “Sopa Divertida Con Seis Sabores” is killer, as if he and this instrumental were made for each other. As for the instrumental, Sketch has this to say about it: “(I) was starting to listen [...]
Tomorrow, a consortium of tech-industry and political groups led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy will launch its March for Innovation, two days of virtual activism intended to help pass comprehensive immigration reform that is favorable to tech industry concerns. Show More Summary
OR Books has a new eBook available called Hacking Politics: How Geeks, Progressives, the Tea Party, Gamers, Anarchists and Suits Teamed Up to Defeat SOPA and Save the Internet and appropriately, the publisher is selling the eBook through...Show More Summary
Hacking Politics is a new book recounting the history of the fight against SOPA, when geeks, hackers and activists turned Washington politics upside-down and changed how Congress thinks about the Internet. It collects essays by many people (including me): Aaron Swartz, Larry Lessig, Zoe Lofgren, Mike Masnick, Kim Dotcom, Nicole Powers, Tiffiny Cheng, Alexis Ohanian, [...]
The last time Congress tried to pass major copyright reforms, 2011's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), it pissed off just about every corner of the Internet, from Google to Wikipedia to the Teen Witch Fan Club....Show More Summary
Sopa Keo, Banking Office Manager, Elected Assistant Vice President TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors of Cardinal Bank ( NAS: CFNL ) announced the election of Sopa Keo to Assistant Vice President. Keo is the...Show More Summary
4.75 / 5 Stars | 51 Reviews by Amatre "This light and refreshing lime-accented chicken soup is a perfect accompaniment for chips and salsa." View Complete Recipe Details and Reviews
A few years ago, I was in Norway for Nordic Music Week and got to meet with a number of people from all sides of the music industry there. It was very interesting to see how many of them were adapting to the changing environment. ItShow More Summary
Craigslist and Craig Newmark specifically, have been very involved in being good corporate citizens on the internet. Craig was one of the key players in stopping SOPA, and has been involved in a number of other key internet activism campaigns, including the fight against CISPA. Show More Summary
Alan sez, "Demand Progress, part of Aaron Swartz's legacy, has been working for a while on a collection of essays and thoughts by people including Aaron, Lawrence Lessig, Techdirt's Mike Masnick, and Kim Dotcom. The collection is now available in ebook and paperback form. You can even pay in bitcoins, if that's how you roll."
Chicken, corn tortillas, avocados, lime. These are ingredients that simply love each other. Pretty much anything you make with them is bound to be good. The following soup is a relatively easy version of “Sopa de Lima” or “Lime Soup”, a specialty of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Show More Summary
Lamar Smith (R-TX) is the goon who brought SOPA to the nation. Now he's in charge of science funding in the House, and he's got some spectacularly stupid ideas for science as a whole. Stuart sez, "The new chair of the House of Representatives science committee has drafted a bill that, in effect, would replace [...]