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Son of SOPA: Advocacy groups fight renewed efforts by Hollywood to break the Internet

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

  Advocacy groups are stepping up their efforts to prevent Attorneys General from reviving parts of the Stop Online Piracy Act on a state level. The groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, and Engine Advocacy,...Show More Summary

Google slams Hollywood plot to ‘censor the Internet’ by reviving the Stop Online Piracy Act

3 months 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

3 months 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

MPAA Swears It’s Not Pushing For More Anti-Piracy Legislation

A few years back, the entertainment industry used its unique charms (read: money) to glamour several members of Congress into supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act, one of the few pieces of legislation to draw almost universal disdain...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

Singapore forces ISPs to block piracy sites with latest amendment to its Copyright Act

The Singapore parliament has just passed an amendment to the city-state’s Copyright Act that targets sites such as The Pirate Bay. The bill introduces an “order to disable access to flagrantly infringing online location” — which means...Show More Summary

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

10 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

Google and Netflix are considering an all-out PR blitz against the FCC’s net neutrality plan

More bad news for the Federal Communications Commission: It looks like the coalition that came together to kill the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) might be getting back together to rally against its proposed new net neutrality rules.Show More Summary

CoStar Group Files Multi State Lawsuits

The suits allege systematic theft of CoStar's services though acts of online piracy and computer hacking via illegal password sharing. The defendants in these cases could be ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages.

Online Piracy Finally In the Crosshairs

On March 13, the Congressional Subcommittee on copyright reform held hearings on proposed revisions to the DMCA, Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Those invited to testify were evenly split between those who represented the tech industry and those who represented the artist and Copyright. Show More Summary

Comcast’s Deal With Netflix Shows It Learned The Lesson From Hollywood’s SOPA Debacle

Studios’ failed effort in 2012 to promote the Stop Online Piracy Act (or SOPA) made it clear: Big Media companies had better not mess with Silicon Valley. Too many people love the Internet, and they’ll crush anyone deemed to be a threat to the medium by its biggest service providers including Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, and Netflix. Show More Summary

The Double Standard on Government Surveillance

Summary: On February 11, Google sent a mass email to about 4.5 million people. These people, who had signed their names to an online petition protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act in 2012, were urged to contact their government representatives to support the USA Freedom Act.

SOPA Vs NSA Protests, In Pictures

Today, a coalition of websites promised an Internet-wide protest against the National Security Agency, similar to the mass blackouts that rose up against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Every major Internet company has come out forcefully...Show More Summary

Copyright Week launched to fight “biggest threat to the Internet you’ve never heard of”

At the same time the Obama administration may be trying to resurrect the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the White House is now pushing another opaque acronym – TPP – that watchdog groups say represents a similar threat to Internet freedom. Show More Summary

Anti-SOPA coalition launches day of action against the NSA

Almost exactly two years after national protests defeated the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and one year after information activist Aaron Swartz took his own life, Washington is in the midst of another fight about democratic freedoms, the free flow of information, civil liberties and limits on government power. Show More Summary

Entertainment wants to be accessible, not free

Remember a few years back when Hollywood studios tried – and famously failed – to ram the Stop Online Piracy Act through Congress? Well, two things have happened since a coalition of Silicon Valley companies, technology think tanks and grassroots activists blocked passage of that draconian bill. First and foremost, the Obama administration may be...

No, the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn’t ‘extreme Internet censorship’

Fight for the Future was one of the most important grass-roots organizations that rallied opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, culminating in the defeat of the legislation in January 2012. Since then, SOPA has become a potent symbol of copyright excesses, … Continue reading ?

What the Hell Happened? The Campaign Against (and Defeat of) SOPA

I trust that most of you remember the rather astonishing events of late 2011/early 2012, during which something resembling an Internet insurrection helped stop the Administration’s proposed “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) dead in its legislative tracks. Show More Summary

Can impulse buys beat online piracy and save newspapers?

Here's an assumption underlying many a Big Idea online: If you make it easier for people to act on their impulses in a way that benefits your business, they will.

Piece Of SOPA Could Rise Again To Make It A Felony To Stream Cover Songs On YouTube

Like some kind of anti-piracy zombie, a piece of the previously slain Stop Online Piracy Act — or SOPA — has risen from the grave it was shoved into in 2012 to once more shamble about creating trouble. Instead of gnawing on people’s limbs, however, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Police Task Force wants a little bit of it to … [More]

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