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SOPA Blackout: MoveOn.Org Joins Protest

Progressive political juggernaut, MoveOn.Org is blacked out in protest of the proposed SOPA/PIPA legislation. Their homepage now features this: (image)

Net Neutrality Brings Foes Together
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Conservative Instapundit blogger Glenn Reynolds did the unthinkable today: He agreed with a liberal, which is likely against stricter interpretations of The Conservative Thought Bubble Creed (Hannity, Defense Against Liberal Arts, pg. 1).  Worse, the liberal is employed by MoveOn.org, with whom agreement is punishable by excommunication and revocation of golf club membership (Limbaugh, chapters 7 and 11, El Rushbo’s Guide To Neo-Conduct).

It’s Obama’s Turn To Be Summed Up
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Regardless of your political leanings, MoveOn.org makes for a pretty good case study about how to run online campaigns. Following up on the success (relative success, considering Kerry lost) of a 2004 video contest, MoveOn is launching a new one for web-video creators for this election season.

Zuckerberg Lives, Is Sorry For Beacon

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally come out from hiding after the two-week privacy donnybrook that ensued over the company’s marketing program Beacon. Zuckerberg posted his response on the Facebook blog. In short, he’s sorry.

CBS Just Can’t Get Along with Bloggers?
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It was bloggers who forced CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather into early retirement, and yet CBS – at least somebody there – is still being condescending towards the new media.

Here’s Your 15 Minutes And Your DMCA Notice
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It didn’t take long for user-generated content to translate to user-generated profit. But as the giants have their weird litigious and incestuous thing going on both in the courtroom and in the boardroom, YouTube users aren’t just getting the shaft, they’re getting mud kicked in their faces.

Sen. Dorgan Praises Net Neutrality Coalition

Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) criticized both AT&T head Ed Whitacre and Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) for their efforts against Network Neutrality protections during a conference call with reporters today, as the SaveTheInternet.com coalition celebrated its first anniversary.

EFF Makes Viacom Cry Uncle On Fair Use
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We’ve said it before: It’s not a good idea to eff with the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation). Now that Viacom has admitted it effed up by ordering the take down of a parody on YouTube, the EFF and Stanford Law’s Fair Use Project (FUP, or as they collectively should be known, EFF-FUP) have dismissed their lawsuit.

Yes, that was a long way to go for an effing pun.

YouTube Stops John McCain’s Singing
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A political video featuring John McCain has been removed from YouTube, and MoveOn.org is not happy about it.  You’ll have to decide for yourself whether the group is trying to preserve free speech or let an opponent embarrass himself, but the matter speaks to larger issues in either case.

Truthiness Comes To Viacom
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The irony is so thick, it’s smothering. Viacom, who sued Google for a billion dollars over copyright infringement, is now being sued by MoveOn.org and the Electronic Frontier Foundation for not understanding the very Fair Use principles the network relies on for its own parodies on "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report."