All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SOPA’

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 graphic pop-up. (image) Sites like Vimeo, Reddit, and Google have been highlighting the overreach of the proposed laws and how …

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MPAA Finds Internet Blackouts To Be “Irresponsible”

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 there probably deserves their fate, but thankfully, these folks aren’t the only members of the Internet population; although, they are …

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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 is how to go about doing that. Many feel that SOPA/PIPA is using a hatchet to solve a problem best-suited …

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SOPA Blackout: TorrentFreak ******s Its ******* In Protest

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 in new from the world of filesharing, shows users a blacked out site with a dialogue box asking them to …

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SOPA: Google, Today Show Discuss Legislation

In a rare move for mainstream broadcast news, Google had a chance to talk about SOPA and their opinion on it. This morning on The Today Show, Marissa Mayer, VP of Product Management for Google, took to the show to talk about a new Google Doodle contest for K-12 students. Before they got to that though, the cast of Today …

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Porn Sites Black Out For SOPA

With so many sites down today to protest SOPA and PIPA, it’s safe to assume that many internet denizens will turn to other recreational sites to fill the void (I’m looking at you, redditors). But don’t think that just because you’re browsing the porn tubes, that means you’re in a SOPA Blackout-free zone. In fact, many popular streaming porn tube …

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The Day The LOLCats Died: A SOPA Lament

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 opponents feel when Lamar Smith talks or the acronym is mentioned. In the spirit of all things against what …

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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 the 1980s? These are the sorts of facts you can find on Twitter today. In honor of Wikipedia’s blackout in …

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SOPA: Razer Gives A F**k

Razer, makers of fine PC gaming accessories, has joined the blackout to protest SOPA. In what may be the most blatant protest yet, Razer has posted an image with their staff standing in front of a projector screen with the words “F**K SOPA.” As previously reported, only a handful of gaming Web sites are going down today to protest the …

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Google Slows Down Crawling So SOPA-Protesting Sites Don’t Get Hurt

A lot of sites have gone dark today in protest of SOPA, and many others are protesting in other ways, with banners, and whatnot. Google, protesting SOPA itself, is slowing down crawling for today to help out those protesting. “We realize many webmasters are concerned about the medium-term effects of today’s blackout,” said Google’s Pierre Far on Google+. “As a …

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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 in and offer some intelligent discourse about the trending topic at hand. In this case, we’re talking about SOPA, of …

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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)

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