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Tomorrow Is Move Your Domain Day: Support The EFF And Get A Year For Free

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Post sponsored by If you've been a Techdirt reader since the days of SOPA/PIPA, you probably know that Namecheap is a big supporter of a free and open internet, and was one of the first registrars to speak out against the bills. More...Show More Summary

Latin Cuisine: How to Make Colombian-Style Sopa de Albóndigas (Meatball Soup)

My wife's Aunt Gloria in Colombia makes a sopa de albóndigas—meatball soup—unlike any I've had before. In fact, according to her, it's not like any meatball soup she's had anywhere else either. This particular combination of beef with capers in broth served with fried potato sticks seems to live almost solely within the confines of her own family. Show More Summary

MPAA Wants Regulators To Force ISPs To Block Sites 'At The Border'

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When SOPA died its inglorious death, the MPAA's best shot at ISP-level site blocking died with it. But the MPAA is nothing if not stubborn and is still willing to wreak havoc on the internet in exchange for a slight dip in infringement. Show More Summary

PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD: Tech groups send Miss. AG a “friendly reminder” about how bad SOPA wa…

PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD: Tech groups send Miss. AG a “friendly reminder” about how bad SOPA was. “Trade groups that represent the industry’s biggest companies along with several public interest groups sent a letter to Hood this afternoon reminding him about how widely unpopular SOPA was. Attached are several other letters from prominent persons […]

Privacy Groups Upbraid MPAA For Trying To Bring SOPA Back At The State Level

The ongoing struggle between Google and the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has new players this week, as a number of privacy groups waded into the mix, dinging the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for, in their words,...Show More Summary

Canada Preps Launch Of An Actually Mostly Sensible ISP Copyright Warning System

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over the last several years, Canada has been working on copyright reform that not only actually makes sense, but, unlike efforts like SOPA here in the States, actually tries to incorporate user concerns (gasp). As part of that reform...Show More Summary

Son of SOPA: Advocacy groups fight renewed efforts by Hollywood to break the Internet

  Advocacy groups are stepping up their efforts to prevent Attorneys General from reviving parts of the Stop Online Piracy Act on a state level. The groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, and Engine Advocacy,...Show More Summary

Google lawsuit forces MPAA-backed attorney general to retreat

Remember that post Google put up this week that accused the MPAA of trying to resurrect the spirit of SOPA with the help of state prosecutors (that included evidence based on some of Sony Pictures' leaked emails)? It just turned into a lawsuit -- and...

Sorry Google, This Isn't About SOPA, It's About You

This week came news -- via the leak of Sony documents -- that State Attorneys General have opened up an investigation against Google. And that the movie industry has provided them with evidence to back up claims that Google is facilitating...Show More Summary

Google slams Hollywood plot to ‘censor the Internet’ by reviving the Stop Online Piracy Act

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Google has accused Hollywood of attempting to “secretly censor the internet” by reviving the failed Stop Online Piracy Act ( Sopa ) to enable wholesale site-blocking. The search company alleges that Hollywood studios, through the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), conspired to push...

SOPA lives? MPAA looks to revive parts of the controversial bill to fight piracy

The Motion Pictures Association of America wants to implement some aspects of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act of 2011, and it’s enlisting the help of state-level lawmakers to do so, according to numerous reports about the association’s efforts. Show More Summary

Google Rips MPAA For Allegedly Leveraging Local Government To Revive SOPA

Corruption in the American Hollywood style is something to behold. Today, Google published a short blog post alleging that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), alongside a number of film studios, funded what was essentially opposition research about the company. The resulting material was later fed to state attorneys general. Read More

Google is pissed at the MPAA for secretly trying to revive SOPA and going after the search giant

SOPA might not quite be dead, according to recent Sony email leaks, and Google is concerned about that. “We are deeply concerned about recent reports that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) led a secret, coordinated campaign to revive the failed SOPA legislation through other means, and helped manufacture legal arguments in connection with […]

U.S. theaters cave to hacker threats and pull The Interview

last monthTechnology : GigaOM

While the tech world likes to natter about how U.S. copyright laws like SOPA and the DMCA can lead to censorship, the biggest threat to free expression these days is coming from beyond America's borders:…

Australians May Get Their Own SOPA

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Christmas has come early for copyright owners in Australia. The film company, Roadshow, the pay television company Foxtel, and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and News Limited--as well as copyright industries--have been clamoring for new copyright powers and remedies. Show More Summary

Senator Whitehouse Is Very Angry About A Made Up Google Search And A Made Up Pirate Bay

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was a strong supporter of the SOPA/PIPA approach to breaking the internet to appease Hollywood. Even as lots of others bailed out on their support of the bills, Whitehouse refused to change his position. It appears he'd like to push such a solution again. Show More Summary

White House Admits That It Still Supports Parts Of SOPA: Wants To Make Streaming A Felony

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, we wrote that Senator (and still for the next few weeks, Majority Leader) Harry Reid was looking for ways to push for a piece of SOPA, making streaming a felony, into law. The story we'd heard from multiple sources was that he was looking to attach it to the USA Freedom Act. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Wants To Attach Part Of SOPA To Surveillance Reform Bill

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

See the update at the bottom of this post. Late last night I started hearing rumors that Senator Harry Reid was looking to slip a little something extra into the USA Freedom Act: a key part of SOPA. As you should know by now, last week, Reid surprised many by moving for a cloture vote on the USA Freedom Act. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Wants To Attach Part Of SOPA To Surveillance Reform Bill

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Late last night I started hearing rumors that Senator Harry Reid was looking to slip a little something extra into the USA Freedom Act: a key part of SOPA. As you should know by now, last week, Reid surprised many by moving for a cloture vote on the USA Freedom Act. Show More Summary

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