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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

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

2 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

How advocacy beat ACTA in Europe

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

James Losey writes, "After the defeat of SOPA and PIPA in the United States attention turned to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in Europe. Like SOPA and PIPA, ACTA raised concerns that excessive measure to enforce copyright online would limit freedom of expression online. Show More Summary

Network Neutrality: Where Things Stand

If there’s one thing public officials have learned from activists over the past few years it’s this: Do Not Anger the Internet. Online organizing has taken down multibillion dollar campaigns such as SOPA and PIPA, brought a nationalShow More Summary

25 tech companies ask Sen. Wyden to fight for online freedom — again

Today, a group of 25 notable tech companies asked Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to fight  measures that could slow innovation and greatly diminish personal freedoms on the Internet. Specifically, the coalition is asking Wyden, a SOPA/PIPA opponent, for opposition to …

MPAA Shifts Its Funding Efforts To Republicans After SOPA Defeat

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You may recall that, as SOPA/PIPA were in their final death throes, MPAA boss Chris Dodd made a significant political faux pas in flat out warning politicians that if they refused to stay bought, the MPAA might not keep funding them:...Show More Summary

No, ‘The Day We Fight Back’ is not like the SOPA/PIPA fight. It’s a bigger challenge.

Today's the day Internet users are protesting the NSA's surveillance powers. It's being billed as a massive online event akin to Jan. 18, 2012, when some of the Web's biggest destinations — reddit, Wired, Wikipedia — voluntarily went dark. If the Internet activists of 2012 blacked out the Web to protest the threat of censorship under […]

No, ‘The Day We Fight Back’ is not like the SOPA/PIPA fight. It’s a bigger challenge.

Today's the day Internet users are protesting the NSA's surveillance powers. It's being billed as a massive online event akin to Jan. 18, 2012, when some of the Web's biggest destinations — reddit, Wired, Wikipedia — voluntarily went dark. If the Internet activists of 2012 blacked out the Web to protest the threat of censorship under […]

Two strikes against the 'six strikes' advisory board

The two named members of the board have connections to the ISPs themselves and the legislators behind SOPA and PIPA.

Reddit, Mozilla, Tumblr and more gear up for massive NSA protest tomorrow

Remember the Internet’s reaction to SOPA and PIPA? Welcome to save the Internet: part two. Tomorrow Reddit, Mozilla and Tumblr (Yahoo) plan to team up with more than 5,300 other technology companies, human rights organizations and media properties to protest …

Whatever Happened To The War On Piracy?

It’s been a long time since the days of SOPA and PIPA, and the period when I published what remains my most popular piece to this day, “You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You.” In the face of legislation that threatened the very freedom of the internet in the name of [...]

It's the End of the Internet Again: Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality

6 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

For such an important part of American daily life, the internet sure is a fragile thing. Remember how SOPA and PIPA were both averted thanks to online activism? This time, net neutrality has been wiped out, and there's nothing you can do about it. Show More Summary

Is Privacy an Anomaly Created by the New Industrial Revolution?

The concept of privacy on the internet is a topic that pushes many buttons. From the SOPA/PIPA blackouts of 2012 to an update to the terms of service on any major social network, people are likely to get very riled up over it. According...Show More Summary

Syrian Electronic Army 'Hack' Of The NYTimes Was The Exact Remedy MPAA Demanded With SOPA

10 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

There were many, many concerns related to SOPA and PIPA when they were proposed, but the absolute biggest was the use of DNS blocking as a "remedy" against sites where it was alleged that infringement was a primary purpose. Of course,...Show More Summary

It’s No Longer OK to Not Know How the Internet Works

11 months agoInternet / Blogging : BlogHerald

Last year, as the debates over SOPA and PIPA raged, Joshua Kopstein at Motherboard wrote a post entitled “Dear Congress, It’s No Longer OK to Not KNow How the Internet Works“. In the post, he blasted Congress for joking about how little they understood about the Internet while, at the same time, attempting to legislate [...]Show More Summary

Harvard maps the media’s response to SOPA

12 months agoTechnology : GigaOM

Remember SOPA and PIPA, the two copyright-protection bills that stirred the internet into a frenzy in in late 2011 and early 2012? Well, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society just released some really interesting research and an interactive visualization mapping media coverage of the topic […]

Hollywood and Silicon Valley face off on movie piracy

A year after the SOPA and PIPA melt-down, Hollywood and Silicon Valley are still at odds over how best to address the issue of piracy. Heavyweights from both sides faced off to discuss possible market-based and legal solutions.

US Chamber Of Commerce: Bollywood Is So Successful Without Strong Copyrights That It Will Fail Unless India Strengthens Its Copyrights

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The US Chamber of Commerce, the giant lobbying organization who led the fight for SOPA/PIPA, is apparently so invested in "must have stronger copyright laws" that it doesn't even bother making sense any more. It's released a bizarre statement claiming that India needs stronger copyright laws, because Bollywood is so successful. Show More Summary

This Copyright Bill Could Help Small Business Owners, Girl Talk, Service Members, and the Blind

The last time Congress tried to pass major copyright reforms, 2011's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), it pissed off just about every corner of the Internet, from Google to Wikipedia to the Teen Witch Fan Club....Show More Summary

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