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Judge Ignores Congress, Pretends SOPA Exists, Orders Site Blocking Of Sci-Hub

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last month, we wrote about the strange and unfortunate decision by a magistrate judge in the copycat lawsuit by the American Chemical Society against Sci-Hub, the "renegade" online repository of academic knowledge. As we've discussed...Show More Summary

SOPA Ghosts Hinder U.S. Pirate Site Blocking Efforts

US music and movie industry companies helped to get pirate sites blocked in many countries but on their home turf, legal action is surprisingly absent. For years we have wondered why local ISPs are being left alone and we now have an answer. Show More Summary

Shouldn't Federal Judges Understand That Congress Did Not Pass SOPA?

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've discussed in the past the completely ridiculous attacks on Sci-Hub, a site that should be celebrated as an incredible repository of all the world's academic knowledge. It's an incredible and astounding achievement... and, instead of celebrating it, we have big publishers attacking it. Show More Summary

Sega Releases 'Sonic Mania' Without Informing PC Customers Of Denuvo Inclusion And Always Online Requirements

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Searching for stories about Sega here at Techdirt results in a seriously mixed bag of results. While the company has managed to be on the right side of history on issues like SOPA and fan-made games, it has also managed to be strongly...Show More Summary

AFP Kabul bureau wins SOPA award for report on child sex slavery

AFP's Kabul bureau has won one of Asia's most prestigious journalism prizes for a report exposing the practice of "bacha bazi", or institutionalised child sex slavery, and its detrimental effects on security in war-torn Afghanistan.Show More Summary

Senator Chris Dodd [D], father of SOPA, is stepping down as MPAA boss

9 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Chris Dodd (previously) was once a Democratic senator who decried politicians who became lobbyists; then he became one of the highest-paid and least competent lobbyists in DC, taking the helm of the Motion Picture Association on America and leading the organization to failure, catastrophe and irrelevance. (more…)

This Week In Techdirt History: April 16th - 22nd

9 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, following widespread protests, ACTA was on the verge of death — but that hadn't stopped G8 countries from already preparing to replace it. Similarly, following the SOPA defeat, the usual copyright maximalist...Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: April 9th - 15th

9 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, Congress (apparently having learned nothing from SOPA) was pushing forward with CISPA, the new cybersecurity bill. In its original form it was really, really bad — then a new draft was released that was slightly better but still full of problems. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: April 2nd - 8th

9 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, a worrying report from the White House suggested they were still seeking a legislative solution to piracy even in the wake of SOPA's failure. Meanwhile, in an interview, the MPAA's Chris Dodd suggested...Show More Summary

Want to work full-time to stop Trump? Quit your job, join an A-Team, and get $15,000 in seed funding

9 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Holmes from Fight for the Future writes, "Fight for the Future, notable for helping beat SOPA & PIPA and win net neutrality rules in the US, is now offering seed funding for new creative, online/offline activism teams (what we're calling 'A-'eams"). We'll fund US teams in any major political issue area, or international teams in the Internet freedom space." (more…)

This Week In Techdirt History: March 12th - 18th

10 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, politicians were still reeling from recent public opposition. Don't get SOPA'd had become the new mantra in DC, while the European Commission was blaming ACTA's failure on social media and starting to worry about its upcoming copyright directive. Show More Summary

MPAA’s Anti-Piracy Injunction Targets Wrong IP-Address Due to a Typo….

Going after alleged pirate sites through third-party service providers such as domain registrars and hosting companies is a sensitive issue. With the SOPA pushback fresh in mind, the MPAA is now carefully testing this approach in court. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: February 5th - 11th

11 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, as congress sat in the wreckage of SOPA, 70 different groups put together a letter telling lawmakers to halt all other efforts to expand intellectual property. Despite this, a number of elected representatives...Show More Summary

Wyden, Other Senators Warn That Net Neutrality Repeal Will Make SOPA Backlash Look Like A Fireside Snuggle

11 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've repeatedly noted how for some stupid reason, net neutrality is treated as a partisan issue in Washington -- with Democrats (generally) in support, and Republicans (generally) opposing the idea. It's an absurd, myopic paradigm given the fact that net neutrality has broad, bipartisan consumer support. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: January 22nd - 28th

12 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2012 was all about the fallout from SOPA/PIPA, and the pivot to focusing on new battles. The SOPA supporters who own major media networks were somehow complaining they couldn't get their voices heard, while...Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: The Slaying Of SOPA

12 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago It's time for one more focused retrospective on the events of this week in 2012: the week of the SOPA blackout and a huge victory for the internet. First, we dip briefly into the previous week, where we put out a special Saturday post to report the surprise news that the White House had come out against the approach in SOPA/PIPA. Show More Summary

What the Five Year Anniversary of the SOPA/PIPA Blackout Can Teach Congress About Tech

12 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five years ago this week, Americans opened their internet browsers and saw darkness. Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and other major websites had banded together and gone dark to make a then-obscure piece of legislation infamous. Show More Summary

Internet Freedom Day: How Massive ‘Blackout’ Protests Killed Two Anti-Piracy Bills

Five years ago today the Internet went on strike to fight SOPA and PIPA, two anti-piracy bills. As part of the historic protests tech giants such as Google and Wikipedia stood by many smaller players in a massive "Internet blackout," which helped to defeat the bills. Show More Summary

Dear Lawmakers: Five Years Ago The Internet Rose Up In Protest & We're Still Watching

12 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, today is the five-year anniversary of the massive internet blackout that tons of internet users and sites participated in to protest a pair of awful copyright laws, SOPA & PIPA, which would have undermined some of the most basic principles of a free and open internet. Show More Summary

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