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Australia's New Law Would Strip Citizenship For Possessing A 'Thing' Connected With Terrorism, Or Whistleblowing

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Things seem to be going from bad to worse in Australia. In April, it brought in mandatory data retention, and last week its own version of SOPA finally became law. Now the Australian government is working on another awful piece of legislation:...Show More Summary

Lush Cosmetics Releases #GayIsOK Soap for Pride

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

All Out and Lush Cosmetics have teamed up to celebrate LGBT equality for Pride this year. The product: a golden, glittery, #GayIsOk bar of sopa, aptly named, Love Soap.  All proceeds from the limited edition soap will go towards funding grassroots LGBT equality groups around the world. Show More Summary

Australia Passes Its Own SOPA, Ignores All Concerns About It

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As was widely expected after getting the greenlight to move forward with the bill, the Australian palirament has now approved its version of SOPA, allowing courts to issue censorship orders to block entire foreign websites outright, with no real recourse. Show More Summary

NYT Reporting on Myanmar Wins Three SOPA Awards

Last year, after many overseas freelance pieces, Jonah M. Kessel was promoted to the position of contract video journalist covering east Asia for the International New York Times. From that new, solidified vantage point, he authoredShow More Summary

Australia's SOPA Gets The Green Light

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last December, we warned that Australia was about to get its own version of SOPA. The key aspects of the proposed law were exactly the parts of SOPA that so concerned millions of people in America: the ability of someone to make a copyright...Show More Summary

MPAA & RIAA Demand DNS Action Against ‘Pirate’ Domains

Following their SOPA defeat three years ago, the MPAA, RIAA and ESA are again arguing that registrars need to take action against domains being used for infringing purposes. The groups told the House Judiciary Committee’s Internet subcommittee that dealing with anonymous domain registrations is also an urgent matter. Show More Summary

SOPA Lives On For the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) held their spring conference in San Diego, to share intelligence about the latest strategies for combatting “counterfeiting” (by which they mean trademark infringement) and “piracy” (by which they mean copyright infringement). Show More Summary

This Week In Music Commentary

Moving music beyond streaming, the major labels vs. SOPA, YouTube and turning artists into brands all go under the microscope in This Week In Music Commentary. ____________________________________ Way Beyond Streaming: Music's Marginal Reinvention Major Labels Use MP3Skull Lawsuit To Try To Backdoor SOPA YouTube’s Music Growing Pains - A Look...

Major Labels Use MP3Skull Lawsuit To Try To Backdoor SOPA

Another week, another attempt by the legacy copyright players to find a way to enact SOPA via the backdoor. It appears that the strategy of using lawsuits is now well underway with the major labels all teaming up to sue the site MP3Skull. Guest post by Mike Masnick republished from...

Senator Ron Wyden: The Free Internet Is a Global Priority

The internet community has already chalked up an impressive list of wins --- from New Neutrality to killing SOPA and PIPA. But our work is far from done. The post Senator Ron Wyden: The Free Internet Is a Global Priority appeared first on WIRED.

Court: Google Can See Emails About MPAA’s Secret ‘SOPA Revival’

Google is entitled to see internal communication between the MPAA and Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood, a federal court has ruled. Hood previously called for SOPA-like Internet filters in the U.S. and is accused of doing Hollywood's dirty work. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services.

Major Record Labels Use Lawsuit Against MP3Skull To Try To Backdoor In SOPA

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Another week, another attempt by the legacy copyright players to find a way to enact SOPA via the backdoor. As we've been covering quite a bit lately, the Sony hack has revealed how "site blocking" (the key part of SOPA -- which is more...Show More Summary

MPAA's Chris Dodd Tells Each Movie Studio To Donate $40k To Rep. Goodlatte's Election Campaign

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may recall, at the height of the SOPA fight fallout, MPAA boss Chris Dodd went on television and threatened to stop funding the politicians who didn't support the MPAA's copyright agenda: "Those who count on quote 'Hollywood'Show More Summary

Big Media Companies Insist That VPN Services Violate Copyright Law

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back during the SOPA fight, in a discussion with someone who was working with the politicians pushing SOPA, I pointed out that such a law would encourage much more encryption -- and the response was "that's no problem, because we'llShow More Summary

Following the key Trans-Pacific Partnership senator with a 30' blimp

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Evan from Fight for the Future writes, "The folks who wrote SOPA are trying to get extremist copyright provisions into the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement -- the one that Congress is trying to 'Fast Track' right now." Read the rest

Australians Get Their Own SOPA; Attorney General Doesn't Even Bother To See If His Censorship Regime Is Technically Feasible

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in December, we noted that it appeared that Australia was about to get its own SOPA, and that appears to now be happening. The Australian press is reporting that Attorney General George Brandis is ready to introduce site blocking...Show More Summary

IF REPUBLICANS WERE SMART, THEY’D RUN AGAINST THE MPAA AND THE RIAA: MPAA Abusing DMCA Takedowns To…

IF REPUBLICANS WERE SMART, THEY’D RUN AGAINST THE MPAA AND THE RIAA: MPAA Abusing DMCA Takedowns To Attempt A Poor Man’s SOPA. The old guard in Hollywood, so frightened of an internet they don’t understand, tends to be rather transparently buffoonish in its strategies to try to break the internet. For a few years, the […]

MPAA Abusing DMCA Takedowns To Attempt A Poor Man's SOPA

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The old guard in Hollywood, so frightened of an internet they don't understand, tends to be rather transparently buffoonish in its strategies to try to break the internet. For a few years, the MPAA was totally focused on a "three strikes"...Show More Summary

Capcom Removes Advertised Offline Co-Op From Resident Evil Reboot, Updates Steam Page After Sales Begin

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Capcom's never really had much of a consumer-friendly reputation. Between being all about SOPA and utilizing innovative DRM measures such as "You only get one save file per game cartridge ever at all," it would be tough for the company to claim some kind of goodwill dividend should it screw up and find the need for one. Show More Summary

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