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Anti-ACTA Protests Going Worldwide Tomorrow
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While there’s no way of knowing if the upcoming anti-ACTA protests will have the same chilling effect the Internet blackout did on SOPA/PIPA, citizens on a worldwide basis are preparing to speak out against the ACTA treaty. Loudly. Tomorrow (February …

Now You Can Carry The Pirate Bay In Your Pocket Now You Can Carry The Pirate Bay In Your Pocket
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Last month we brought you news that controversial torrent hosting site The Pirate Bay was beginning a transition away from .torrent files in order to host Magnet links, which are both harder to block and require less bandwidth and server …

Is Harry Reid Slipping SOPA Into A New Cyber-Security Bill?
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While details about a proposed cyber-security bill remain elusive, one frightful speculation seems to be making the rounds lately: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not abandoned his effort to shackle the Internet. After Internet commoners and companies alike pushed …

Richard O’Dwyer’s Mom Speaks Out Against US Control of the Internet

In case you forgot, the story of Richard O’Dwyer fits right into the anti-SOPA/PIPA mood that permeates across the Internet, save for the United States government, of course. O’Dwyer ran a site called TVShack.net which posted links to downloadable copyrighted …

SOPA and PIPA Are Not Quite Dead Yet
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While some may view the shelving of the infamous piracy bills as the death of both SOPA and PIPA, both bills remain alive with active supporters in both houses of the U.S. government. This means the bills are not dead …

Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts
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The ongoing battle over legislation like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA has focused on blocking access to sites like The Pirate Bay and others that provide centralized access to torrent files for users who want to download content. In the midst …

70 Groups Send Open Letter To Congress Regarding SOPA/PIPA

SOPA and PIPA may have been shelved, but the groups involved with initial protest feel that the threat is far from over. Seventy groups, most of them involved with the blackout protests from a few weeks back, have sent an …

Paulo Coelho on SOPA: ‘Pirate Everything I’ve Ever Written!’ Paulo Coelho on SOPA: ‘Pirate Everything I’ve Ever Written!’
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During the entire SOPA/PIPA/ACTA ongoing ordeal, all you have heard about were the movie studios in Hollywood feeling butt hurt about people ripping them off and depriving them of untold millions of dollars due to copyright violations. One sect of …

Is TPP Worse Than SOPA, PIPA & ACTA?
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First there was SOPA, then there was PIPA. The Internet beat those back. Then along came ACTA inciting protests around the world. Up next is something far worse and far more secret – the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. For those that …

Copyright Reform or ACTA?

Which method is best for combating piracy and other forms of Internet related intellectual property infringement? If you were to listen the average European Union citizen, the reaction towards ACTA has been understandably negative. However, various governments of the European …

TPP Follows ACTA, Twitter Calls It World War Web TPP Follows ACTA, Twitter Calls It World War Web
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First there was SOPA, then there was PIPA. The Internet beat those back. Then along came ACTA inciting what many users on Twitter are calling the World War Web. Up next is something far worse and far more secret – …

SOPA: Money Isn’t Always Power SOPA: Money Isn’t Always Power

The recent Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) are perfect examples of how common interest can prevail despite huge organizations throwing millions of dollars at a cause. Giants like Time Warner, Viacom, MasterCard, American Express, …

The Entertainment Industry Is Actually Booming, So… Why SOPA?
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That headline is a bit reductive as it should end “Why SOPA, PIPA, Bill C-11, OPEN, et al.?” but that’s what the actual article is for, right? One of the main driving points in the entertainment industry’s support of SOPA …

SOPA Blackout Day By The Numbers [Infographic] SOPA Blackout Day By The Numbers [Infographic]

Frugal Dad has put out an infographic breaking down SOPA blackout day (January 18) by the numbers. “The Wikipedia blackout was seen by 160 million people – over twice those who tuned in to the first televised presidential debate,” a …

Is OPEN Better than SOPA?
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During the initial SOPA hearings, the mockery that they were, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, one of the loudest opponents to the Stop Online Piracy Act, suggested an alternative method of regulating the Internet, one both Google and Facebook endorse. …

A Handy Infographic About the Entertainment Industry Fearing Technology A Handy Infographic About the Entertainment Industry Fearing Technology
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How many times has the entertainment industry trembled at the onset of new technology? Well, if you’re talking about the the film industry in particular, and you answered “every time,” then you are pretty damn accurate. While some of us …

More Voters Worry About Censorship Than Piracy

In the midst of the ongoing controversy surrounding SOPA and PIPA, it may be wise to take a step back and see what the average voter thinks about issues like piracy and internet censorship. That’s exactly what Rasmussen Reports has …

SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next
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Even though the SOPA and PIPA bills are essentially dead, they are still getting a lot of attention. Last week, the U.S. witnessed a powerful expression from both brands and consumers that demonstrated their strong opposition to the anti-piracy bills.

Bill C-11: SOPA’s Canadian Hellspawn
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Blocked websites. Infinite copyrights. Draconian entertainment industries. Judicial targeting of “pirate” sites. Users’ loss of Internet access. If you’ve followed the news of the metastatic Stop Online Piracy Act in the United States, you’re probably familiar with the above dystopian …

ACTA Signed By European Union ACTA Signed By European Union
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ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, has just been signed in by the European Union. ACTA, for those who don’t know, is kind of like SOPA’s big brother. It’s a multi-national trade agreement that seeks to protect copyright through a brutish …

Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results

Anonymous is targeting Irish government Web sites over their own version of SOPA. The country is looking to bring into law their own version of SOPA before the end of January. The law would allow Irish courts to block access …