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The MPAA, RIAA Target Google Again

The MPAA, RIAA Target Google Again

By Chris Richardson September 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

By now, it’s pretty clear the governing bodies behind the entertainment industry will not be happy unless Google turns over their search engine index over to the RIAA and the MPAA, allowing them to remove whatever infringing content they see …

Swartz' Loved Ones Blame Justice System For Suicide Swartz' Loved Ones Blame Justice System For Suicide
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As you may know, Aaron Swartz, who developed RSS 1.0 and founded Infogami, which merged with reddit in the popular social news site’s early days, was found dead after hanging himself at 26 years old. Swartz had been in some …

Aaron Swartz Found Dead After Committing Suicide Aaron Swartz Found Dead After Committing Suicide
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Aaron Swartz, who is credited with developing RSS 1.0, and founding Infogami, which merged with Reddit in the popular site’s early days, was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment. According to various reports, police say he committed suicide by hanging. …

The Free Internet Somehow Survived 2012 The Free Internet Somehow Survived 2012
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2012 was a dangerous year for the free Internet. Lawmakers and global stakeholders all took a shot at policing and regulating the Internet over the past year to no avail. That doesn’t mean they’ve given up, and 2013 could prove …

Malware Creator Uses SOPA To Spook Victims Malware Creator Uses SOPA To Spook Victims
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Remember SOPA? The Internet really dodged a bullet there when the largest Web protest ever killed the bill. There have been rumors that it would be back, despite MPAA CEO Chris Dodd denying any such thing. Well, Dodd was wrong …

Chris Dodd Talks SOPA And The Internet Chris Dodd Talks SOPA And The Internet

SOPA and PIPA were a major threat to the Internet. Only those in the entertainment industry denied the claim as they pushed for stricter control of the Internet. The two bills eventually spurred the single largest Internet protest as countless …

Anonymous Own3r Continues To Mess With GoDaddy Anonymous Own3r Continues To Mess With GoDaddy
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In case you haven’t been following, GoDaddy suffered a major outage on Monday, temporarily shutting down numerous sites across the web. Anonymous member Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility for an attack on GoDaddy early on, and has been tweeting about the …

Reddit Launches Bus Tour to Promote Open Internet Reddit Launches Bus Tour to Promote Open Internet
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Emboldened by the part it played in combating the SOPA legislation earlier this year with an “internet blackout,” Reddit has officially announced that it is taking to the road with a bus tour in support of the open internet. In …

Former MPAA CTO Comes Out Against SOPA Former MPAA CTO Comes Out Against SOPA
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SOPA is dead, and it’s probably not coming back. The MPAA now realizes that a bill like that just isn’t going to fly. They need to be sneakier and use methods that bypass public scrutiny – like TPP. That being …

SOPA And ACTA Are Back For Another Round SOPA And ACTA Are Back For Another Round
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The Internet has won the fight. SOPA and ACTA are both dead after having been eviscerated by the combined powers of the world coming together to fight for what they believe in – basic digital human rights. We can now …

Bits Of SOPA Show Up In New Bill From Lamar Smith Bits Of SOPA Show Up In New Bill From Lamar Smith
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It was pretty awesome to see the Internet come together to beat back SOPA and PIPA. It was one of the defining moments of the Internet, but many people knew it wasn’t over. Like the end of a particularly good …

Will YouTube Become Illegal In Japan? Will YouTube Become Illegal In Japan?
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So the Japanese government did something a little sneaky while its public was distracted by the arrest of a cult member who wanted to gas Tokyo’s subway system; something that could impact all Japanese citizens, even if they aren’t in …

ACTA Shot Down By Dutch House Of Representatives ACTA Shot Down By Dutch House Of Representatives

We here in the U.S. have been far too focused on CISPA lately and for good reason. It has the potential to encroach essential freedoms all in the name of stopping cyber attacks. We must not forget our friends in …

Don't Mess With the Internet, Lamar Smith Don't Mess With the Internet, Lamar Smith

In case you’ve already forgotten who Lamar Smith is, take a moment to remind yourself. If that’s too much reading, in short, he was one of the primary sponsors of the SOPA bill that rocked the Internet a couple of …

Chris Dodd Keeps The SOPA Fires Burning Chris Dodd Keeps The SOPA Fires Burning
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Chris Dodd has all the makings of an effective politician, if, for nothing else, his ability to talk out of both sides of his mouth. Take, for instance, his current stance on both SOPA and piracy. In an interview with …

Reddit's TestPAC Is Taking On SOPA's Creator Reddit's TestPAC Is Taking On SOPA's Creator
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Texas Representative Lamar Smith, creator of nasty Internet legislation SOPA, has attracted the ire of the Internet for quite some time. It wasn’t until recently that the Internet decided to do something about it beyond just a blackout or creating …

House of Representatives Doesn't Care About Privacy House of Representatives Doesn't Care About Privacy
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The bill we’ve grown to fear is much, much closer to being a reality in our lives with the passing of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), courtesy of the House of Representatives. The controversial bill passed with …