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Portuguese 'Anti-Piracy' Site Blocking Used Against US Video Game Developer

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the reasons why many people are opposed to various "site blocking" laws, is that inevitably such things get abused. And while the US successfully stopped SOPA's site blocking plan, plenty of other countries went ahead and implemented something similar -- including, apparently, Portugal. Show More Summary

India's Internet activists have a SOPA moment: no "poor Internet for poor people"

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My latest Guardian column, 'Poor internet for poor people': India's activists fight Facebook connection plan, tells the story of how India's amazing Internet activists have beaten back Facebook's bid to become gatekeeper to the Internet for the next billion users. (more…)

Threats To Google Fiber

What’s the greatest threat to the Internet? Did you say the elimination of net neutrality? What about SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act? Or the Protect IP Act (PIPA)? The fact of the matter is that the greatest threat to the Internet doesn’t come from any kind of government agency. So again, what’s the greatest threat to the Internet? Sharks. Read More

Jorge Ramos no disimula su anticatolicismo estridente

El presentador de Univisión sirve su anticatolicismo hasta en la sopa.

Esta asociación público-privada sirve sopa de gallina india

Por David Bloomgarden y Guillermo Villacorta David Bloomgarden es el jefe interino de la Unidad de Acceso a Servicios Básicos y Crecimiento Verde y lidera el programa de Asociaciones Público-Privadas del FOMIN. Antes de unirse al FOMIN...Show More Summary

A roadmap for killing TPP: the next SOPA uprising!

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Trans Pacific Partnership is the largest "trade deal" in history, negotiated in secret and encompassing many issues unrelated to trade, including rules that make the Internet less secure, easier to censor and spy on, and more subject to corporate dominance. (more…)

Online Advertising Is Threatening an Open Internet

The internet is in a very sad state. Recent measures introduced by governments around the world, including C-51, TPP, and previous bills introduced such as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), threaten the rights to a free and open internet. Show More Summary

MPAA Plans For Site Blocking in the U.S. Dealt a Blow

While the opportunity for US-based copyright holders to easily block foreign 'pirate' sites was temporarily thwarted with the death of SOPA, the MPAA has been busy making other plans to achieve the same goals. However, following a Court of Appeals ruling handed down yesterday, one of those options now appears to be off the table. Show More Summary

A Boring Invisible Braces Lawsuit that Could Have Resurrected SOPA Dies Again

A federal court ruled that “articles” don’t include internet downloads.

Sorry, MPAA, Court Rejects Your Plan For A Secret SOPA At The ITC

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last year, when the Sony emails leaked, and it was revealed that the MPAA was still totally focused on bringing SOPA back through alternative means, one of the strategies explored was getting the International Trade Commission (the ITC) to set up a sort of secret SOPA. Show More Summary

Think Tank Who Proposed SOPA Now Argues That US Should Encourage Countries To Censor The Pirate Bay

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on what sounds like a boring topic: "International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade in the 21st Century." However, as we've discussed, this seemingly boring topic can have a...Show More Summary

Whatever You Think Of The RIAA's Lawsuit Over Aurous, Shouldn't We Be Concerned That It's Pretending SOPA Is Law?

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, earlier this week, the RIAA sued Aurous and its creator Andrew Sampson for creating an apparently easy to use software front-end for streaming music from some unauthorized repositories (mostly in Russia). For his...Show More Summary

2,800 Cloudflare IP Addresses Blocked By Court Order

When SOPA was imminent, Internet users expressed concerns that web blocking might "break the Internet". The legislation didn't pass, but according to data just published by a web-blocking watchdog in Russia, a similar law means that 2,800 of Cloudflare's IP addresses are now on the country's blocklist. Show More Summary

Is SOPA Back? Why Anti-Piracy Legislation Won’t Stay Dead

You may have heard recently that SOPA, the controversial anti-piracy legislation that was defeated in the house in 2011, has returned. Like most things on the Internet, this isn’t entirely true. The issue in question has very littleShow More Summary

After Internet Companies Protest, MPAA Declares Victory And Walks Away From Attempt To Backdoor SOPA

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The MPAA has been working on a number of tricks to find a SOPA through the backdoor in the last few months -- more on some of the many attempts coming soon -- but in one attempt, it's suddenly walking away. A few weeks ago, all of the major movie studios filed a lawsuit over the website MovieTube (actually a series of websites). Show More Summary

Sopa Seca de Fideo

Our favorite way of preparing angel hair nests is a Mexican dish called “sopa seca de fideo”. It’s a lot like pilaf, but made with thin noodles instead of rice. The name “sopa seca de fideo” translates to “dry soup with noodles”. It’s...Show More Summary

Tech titans warn MovieTube suit could revive Stop Online Piracy Act

6 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Google, Facebook among those that say the film studios' suit against the MovieTube site aims to resurrect the wide powers that copyright holders would have had if SOPA had become law.

Facebook, Twitter, and Google Ask Hollywood to Stop Trying to Revive SOPA

A recent effort to crack down on pirating sites that bears a striking resemblance to SOPA, a controversial anti piracy bill shot down in 2012, has drawn backlash from major tech companies Facebook, Google, Twitter, Tumblr, and Yahoo....Show More Summary

Google, Facebook and Twitter Protest Hollywood’s ‘SOPA Resurrection’

A broad coalition of global tech firms including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Yahoo are protesting a broad injunction that would require search engines, ISPs and hosting companies to stop linking to or offering services to MovieTube. Show More Summary

Tech Giants to Hollywood: Stop Trying to Resurrect SOPA

Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr file a brief with the MPAA in the film studios' lawsuit over MovieTube sites. read more

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