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

6 days 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

last weekIndustries / 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

last monthIndustries / 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

5 Years Later, SOPA And PIPA Serve As A Warning To The Trump Administration

Photo: Andrew Dallos (via Flickr) As Washington readies for a leadership transition, its resident politicians are more bitterly divided than ever. Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers have announced their plans to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration in the wake of his attacks on civil rights leader Rep. Show More Summary

Remembering the SOPA blackout, five years later

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Five years ago, we won an unprecedented victory: spurred on by blackouts of more than 50,000 sites, more than 8 million Americans called Congress to object to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a brutal internet censorship bill that would have been a stake through the heart of the open net. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: January 8th - 14th

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, plans were coming into place for the SOPA blackout that would happen the following Wednesday. Reddit was the first to announce a site-wide blackout, and the next day they were joined by the Cheezburger network of sites. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: January 1st - 7th

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week we finally move from 2006 to 2007, but as far as the news goes little has changed: it was all SOPA, all the time. There was growing confusion around which companies actually supported the bill, with some like...Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: December 11th - 17th

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2011, everyone from Rupert Murdoch and Chris Dodd to sixteen former Judiciary Committee staff who had become entertainment industry lobbyists (hello revolving door!) was pushing to get SOPA passed. At theShow More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: SOPA, China, Dajaz1 & The Hypocrisy Of Copyright

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago Today we're dedicating this post to another focused look at the events of this week in 2011, in the midst of the SOPA fight and some other important developments on the copyright and internet freedom fronts that highlighted...Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: November 27th - December 3rd

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago And so the SOPA/PIPA fight continued this week in 2011. The chorus of opposition grew larger: first the New York and LA Times both came out against the bills, then the Wall Street Journal joined them — though the world...Show More Summary

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