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Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million] Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million]
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UPDATE: The figure is now well over 7 million, according to a Google+ post. Thank you to the more than 7 million of you in the U.S. that took the time yesterday to petition Congress to stop #SOPA and #PIPA, …

Disney Refused PIPA Talks With Silicon Valley Disney Refused PIPA Talks With Silicon Valley
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Compromise is important when it comes to bills like SOPA. Film studios and media moguls don’t seem very interested though. The Walt Disney Co. was reported to have refused calls made by Sen. Dianne Feinstein to join in a discussion …

SOPA / PIPA: Danny Sullivan Gets Creative In Contacting His Senator SOPA / PIPA: Danny Sullivan Gets Creative In Contacting His Senator
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Yesterday’s SOPA Blackout prompted people to contact their Congressional representatives in unprecedented numbers. Phones rang nonstop, websites went down, and social media accounts were flooded. Some members of Congress, though, were a bit insulated from the flood simply because their …

SOPA and PIPA Are Bad For YOU – The Simple Reason Why SOPA and PIPA Are Bad For YOU – The Simple Reason Why
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Clay Shirky is an author and an adjunct professor in New York University’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he teaches a course named “Social Weather.” Clay Shirky understands the Stop Internet Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. He understands …

SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood
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The Pirate Bay has always been an outspoken proponent of Internet freedom. Now they’re an outspoken opponent of Hollywood. Yesterday, The Pirate Bay issued a statement about SOPA that was to be issued to the “Internets.” In it, they take …

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Take On SOPA Blackouts Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Take On SOPA Blackouts

Comedy Central’s late night duo took notice of yesterday’s SOPA Blackouts, as Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report both included SOPA-themed segments on Wednesday. Colbert takes the stance that anything you need on the internet, …

Google Ends The 24 Hour SOPA / PIPA Blackout Google Ends The 24 Hour SOPA / PIPA Blackout
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As previously reported, Google had gone with a blacked out logo for the much publicized SOPA / PIPA Blackout Day. Users who visited Google during the twenty-four hour protest were greeted with the following logo: Google didn’t just stop with …

Wikipedia Ends Their SOPA / PIPA Blackout Wikipedia Ends Their SOPA / PIPA Blackout
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It’s been a cold and lonely place on the Internet over the past 24 hours. Wikipedia was in full blackout mode as they protested both SOPA / PIPA. Well my friends, the blackout is over. The world is right again, …

Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life

We’re approaching the last leg of today’s SOPA/PIPA protest that delivered shocks throughout the Internet to Senators and lazy college students alike. Wikipedia suspended itself and Google made a pretty pointed statement. Still, while all of this heavy activity was …

SOPA: An Open Letter To Washington From Content Creators SOPA: An Open Letter To Washington From Content Creators
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In all the debate that has raged over SOPA/PIPA, one group has been decidedly under-represented: the creators of the content that the two bills are designed to protect. Those lobbying loudest in support of SOPA and PIPA have insisted that …

The Twitter Crowd Weighs in with Things Better Than SOPA The Twitter Crowd Weighs in with Things Better Than SOPA

Aside from the bouts of humor many Twitter users are providing, thanks, in large part to the @herpderpedia Twitter account’s work, it’s also becoming a water cooler of sorts, at least in relation to the anti-piracy act that’s ruling the …

SOPA Opera Shows Where Congress Members Stand On SOPA / PIPA SOPA Opera Shows Where Congress Members Stand On SOPA / PIPA

Journalist Dan Nguyen has produced a site that helps users identify where legislators stand on SOPA/PIPA and organize them in several different ways. SOPA Opera divides members of Congress broadly into supporters and opponents. From there they can be further …

SOPA: GoDaddy Kind of Blacks Out SOPA: GoDaddy Kind of Blacks Out
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GoDaddy used to be in support of SOPA, now they’re not. You wouldn’t think that if you went to their site today. GoDaddy, on and off again supporter of SOPA, joined the other sites participating in the blackout today. The …

Another Republican Senator Backs Away From PIPA Sponsorship Another Republican Senator Backs Away From PIPA Sponsorship

When all of this anti-SOPA smoke clears, it appears as if the only government official who will be left standing on the side of the stop piracy acts will be Lamar “SOPA Will Never Die” Smith. While there’s plenty of …

SOPA: Vimeo Vid Explains SOPA/PIPA Simply SOPA: Vimeo Vid Explains SOPA/PIPA Simply

Online video sharing site Vimeo has created a very simple walk-through of SOPA/PIPA and the real story of how they work and what dangers they contain. When you first arrive at the Vimeo site today, you are greeted by this …

MPAA Finds Internet Blackouts To Be “Irresponsible” MPAA Finds Internet Blackouts To Be “Irresponsible”
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Today is the day where many popular sites are blacking out in an effort to protest the anti-piracy bills that certain members of the government are so blindly trying to force down the public’s throat. Granted, the uninformed public out …

SOPA Blackout: Reddit Co-Founder Discusses Blackout SOPA Blackout: Reddit Co-Founder Discusses Blackout

Reddit co-counder Alexis Ohanion dropped by CNN’s newsroom today to discuss his website’s blackout in opposition to SOPA/PIPA. In the discussion, Ohanion confirmed that all sides agree that piracy is a bad thing and should be stopped. But, the debate …

SOPA Blackout: TorrentFreak ******s Its ******* In Protest SOPA Blackout: TorrentFreak ******s Its ******* In Protest
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TorrentFreak is joining the, well, torrent of websites that are blacking out in protest of SOPA today. While some, like Wikipedia and Reddit, are blacking out completely, many are showing their support in other ways. TorrentFreak, a site that specializes …

The Day The LOLCats Died: A SOPA Lament The Day The LOLCats Died: A SOPA Lament
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I think even Don McLean would be proud of this remake/cover of his American Pie standard. Posted by the LaughPong, crew, The Day The LOLCats Died is playful ditty that shares that same sense of woe most, if not all …

SOPA Blackout: Twitter Shows Dangers Of A World Without Wikipedia SOPA Blackout: Twitter Shows Dangers Of A World Without Wikipedia

Did you know that Helen Keller was a military sniper and NASCAR driver? That reggae was invented in the 1880s by a drunken Irish bagpiper? That Abraham Lincoln used a magic whip to fight pirates and free the slaves in …

SOPA Trends Taking Over Twitter SOPA Trends Taking Over Twitter

At least for today, anyway. Of course, that’s what happens when you take away one of the primary web resources in the world. First, people freak out and display their dismaying amount of ignorance, and then, the levelheaded folks step …