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

yesterdayIndustries / 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

last weekIndustries / 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

last weekIndustries / 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

Lamar "SOPA" Smith dispatches GOP commissars to National Science Foundation

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

The Republican Texas Congressjerk maintains a flying squad of political officers who descend upon the NSF to pore through its grant records looking for evidence of ideologically impure science. Read the rest

Soups, Stews, and Chili: Chef John's Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo)

4.8 / 5 Stars | 3 Reviews by Chef John "Chef John's recipe for sopa de ajo, Spanish garlic soup, is a rustic bread soup spiked with garlic, paprika, ham, and topped with a poached egg." View Complete Recipe Details and Reviews

Sopa Verde de Elote

Not that I need much encouraging, but I've been compiling a good number of older cookbooks - early titles by authors I love, first editions, and such. The intent is to make them available at some point related to Quitokeeto - perhaps not on the site, more likely at the studio so people can pick and choose and browse in person. Show More Summary

Intellectual Property Maximalist Lobbying Group Proposes A New Trademark SOPA (Plus Girl Scout Badges...)

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) -- which is a sort of "super group" of companies looking to always ratchet up intellectual property laws -- had a brief note on their front page on Monday pushing for bringing back SOPA,...Show More Summary

The Internet Threw a Protest and No One Came

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Remember when the internet rallied to defeat SOPA/PIPA? That was awesome. Today, a coalition of websites are trying to create the same digital fervor to protect another looming threat to the free web: net neutrality. Unfortunately, this most recent campaign hasn't impassioned the masses so much as briefly inspired a collective, heh? Read more...

Major Internet Players, Including Reddit, Tumblr, And Others, To Protest For Net Neutrality On September 10

In an action somewhat reminiscent of the widespread protests against SOPA back in 2012, several major internet businesses are planning a symbolic “internet slowdown” on September 10 to advocate for stronger net neutrality regulations. The...Show More Summary

Who Needs SOPA? US Court Wipes Sites From The Internet For 'Infringement' Without Even Alerting Sites In Question

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

TorrentFreak has the exceptionally troubling story of a federal district court in Oregon issuing an incredibly broad and questionable order, effectively wiping a bunch of websites out, without ever letting the websites in question know that they were being "tried" in court. Show More Summary

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

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The following is from Jen Hoelzer, who for years worked as Senator Ron Wyden's Communications Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. During the SOPA/PIPA fight, she was perhaps the key person in Congress getting the press (and others in Congress) to understand the importance of SOPA and PIPA and what it meant for the internet. Show More Summary

US Wants to Criminalize Movie and Music Streaming

SOPA and PIPA are dead, but the Obama administration is still determined to make illicit movie and streaming a felony. The DOJ argues that change is needed to adequately prosecute unauthorized streaming services. In addition, the administration...Show More Summary

Revolving Door: Main Architect Of PIPA (Senate Version Of SOPA) Now... Lobbying For The MPAA

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A couple of years ago, we wrote about an interview with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in which he explained one of his most effective strategies in getting legislation in his favor. The key trick: find key staffers working for elected officials and tell them they had a job waiting for them whenever they wanted it. Show More Summary

Copyright Lawyers Prime The Pump For The Return Of SOPA

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Since the death of SOPA/PIPA two and a half years ago, Hollywood (and Congress) have tiptoed lightly over any proposed copyright reform, insisting that they've learned their lesson and that they won't try to bring back SOPA. Of course,...Show More Summary

Aaron Swartz and 21st Century Martyrdom

Aaron Swartz at a rally against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in 2012. Photo via Flickr user Daniel J. Sieradski In early 2013, David Karp, the co-founder of Tumblr, graced the cover of Forbes magazine with the headline blaring:Show More Summary

The MPAA Targets A Subreddit & Opens Everyone’s Eyes To Free Movies

SOPA and PIPA terrified those of us who cherish the Internet for what it has become today. In light of these bills, the MPAA embarrassed itself on numerous occasions, once even citing countries like China, Iran, and Syria as role models of sorts when it comes to how they think the Internet should be censored by the US. Show More Summary

Chalet du Bank of America: Designed by NIMBYs and the Planning Commission to Co-Exist with the Western Addition

TweetNow why should a bank branch look like this? Like, who lives up there? Oh, nobody? As seen in the East of Panhandle Area (EoPA) just south of NoPA and north of SoPA: IDK, perhaps banks should look like banks? Just asking. Just asking the all-knowing, all-seeing, and never-influenced-by-petty-politics San Francisco Planning Commission

Reddit, DuckDuckGo, Imgur & more plan second NSA protest of 2014

In protest of government mass surveillance, prominent tech firms Reddit, DuckDuckGo, Imgur, and more today announced a new campaign, Reset the Net. The campaign, inspired by the SOPA and PIPA protests of 2012, advocates the adoption of SSL encryption standards …

Google lining up with the good guys in fight against internet tolls, net neutrality

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It helps to have a company as big as Google on your side, as we learned in the SOPA/PIPA fight when we beat back the draconian Stop Online Piracy Act. Now Google is teaming up with Netflix against other broadband providers. Google fired...Show More Summary

Zynga Opposed SOPA, Now Wants Voluntary Anti-Piracy Deals

Previously a SOPA opponent, online gaming giant Zynga is now putting its weight behind voluntary anti-piracy deals. Noting that "nothing could make it through Congress" in 2014, Zynga's Corporate Counsel observes that while having their finances strangled, sites that get big by tolerating infringement ultimately struggle to defend their positions. Show More Summary

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