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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

8 hours agoNews : 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

9 hours agoTechnology : Pando Daily

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

2 days agoTechnology : 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

last weekIndustries / 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

last weekIndustries / 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

3 weeks 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

last monthIndustries / 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 monthIndustries / 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

2 months agoOdd : 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...)

3 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

4 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

5 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

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