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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

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

3 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

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

7 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

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”

7 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

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

8 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

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

8 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

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

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]

Obama administration looks to make unauthorized streaming a felony

Although pressure from activists and major tech companies helped kill off the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) last year, it looks as though the Obama administration wants to bring a key part of it back from the grave. The Washington Post...Show More Summary

SOPA Fallout Makes Anti-Piracy Lobbying a Tough Job

The controversy surrounding the attempted introduction of the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP Acts may now be a fading memory for some, but in the corridors of power the 2012 fiasco remains a sensitive issue. Nevertheless, this week lawmakers in the U.S. Show More Summary

Groups, prominent Web sites to protest NSA programs on July 4th

Aiming for another Internet groundswell like the movement against the federal Stop Online Piracy Act, several groups  including Mozilla, Reddit, WordPress, Demand Progress and MoveOn, are participating in online protests on the Fourth of July against National Security Agency surveillance programs. Read full article >>

Internet and Press Freedom in Taiwan

Earlier this month, Taiwanese Internet advocacy groups succeeded in shutting down an anti-piracy bill similar to the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The bill was an amendment to the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office’s Copyright...Show More Summary

Orphaned in US, SOPA Finds Home in Russia

SOPA, America’s controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, is back—and it’s poised to become law in a matter of weeks. SOPA, however, isn’t coming to the US, where a wide coalition defeated the legislation in January 2012. Orphaned by its American parents, SOPA is on the cusp of finding a home in Russia.

Weekend Longreads: Tech Optimists, Cyberhavens, and

When all the big names in tech—Google, Twitter, Facebook, every website you visit regularly—got together and defeated the Stop Online Piracy Act last year, it was heralded as Silicon Valley's political awakening. But Northern California's particular strain of optimism and libertarianism doesn't play well with the reality of DC politics. Show More Summary

Taiwan Copyright Amendment Worse Than SOPA

It said the U.S Stop Online Piracy Act demands IP blocking requests to be determined in court while the Taiwan copyrights amendement filter list will be managed by a government administrative body. Written by Oiwan Lam · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon ·...

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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