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Amended CISPA Is A Direct Threat To Internet Privacy Amended CISPA Is A Direct Threat To Internet 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 …

SNOPA Is One Internet Bill Worth Rooting For SNOPA Is One Internet Bill Worth Rooting For
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With the Internet exploding this morning at the news of CISPA passing the House, people may have put the bane of SOPA in the past. It turns out that SOPA was just the evil cousin of a much more benign …

Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good
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Are you familiar with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act? The bill, which is more commonly known as CISPA, is getting a considerable amount of criticism from both Internet and consumer advocates. Many of these groups are equating it with SOPA and are hoping that it will receive the same outcome.

CISPA Might Not Be So Bad After All CISPA Might Not Be So Bad After All

What I’m about to say may shock you. So if you’re a sensitive user of the Internet, you may want to go back to Reddit and look at funny pictures to soothe your soul. Here it goes: I don’t think …

EFF Offers Embeddable Congressional Twitter Detector to Combat CISPA EFF Offers Embeddable Congressional Twitter Detector to Combat CISPA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been campaigning furiously over the past few days against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known on the internet as CISPA. The EFF argues that CISPA, which would allow companies to share personal …

Sopatrack: When Does Congress Vote With The Money? Sopatrack: When Does Congress Vote With The Money?

Telling people that the men and women in Congress sometimes vote with special interests in mind is like telling people that pro wrestling is staged. We all know it happens but it’s just an inevitable part of the process. While …

Sergey Brin: Hollywood Is Shooting Itself in the Foot Sergey Brin: Hollywood Is Shooting Itself in the Foot
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke with The Guardian over the weekend and offered up his opinions on a series of topics related to the current state of affairs with the internet and the technology world as a whole. Unsurprisingly, Brin …

A Handy CISPA Infographic Clarifies The Issues A Handy CISPA Infographic Clarifies The Issues

Does the fact that companies like Facebook, Microsoft, IBM, and Intel mean that CISPA is the friendly, less intrusive version of SOPA or are these companies supporting the bill for reasons not related to intellectual property? Actually, in regards to …

ACTA and The United States Government ACTA and The United States Government
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While the buzz surrounding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), something of a global cousin to the SOPA/PIPA movement, may have died down, the issue itself is far from over. In Europe, the agreement is awaiting full ratification, and has faced …

Corporations Supporting CISPA Include Facebook, Microsoft Corporations Supporting CISPA Include Facebook, Microsoft
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Is this how unwanted Internet regulation passes? When enough popular web-based/tech corporations support a bill that’s potentially as damaging as SOPA, causing their legion of followers to accept the inevitable? If so, there’s a really good chance the backlash SOPA …

Saving the Internet From the United States? Saving the Internet From the United States?

Earlier this year, when discussing her son, Richard O’Dwyer, and his upcoming extradition to the United States, Julia O’Dwyer blasted the country’s attempt to take control of the Internet in name of “stopping piracy” or whatever other reason they hide …

MPAA CEO Chris Dodd Still Has Hope For SOPA MPAA CEO Chris Dodd Still Has Hope For SOPA
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Now, before we delve into the Chris Dodd interview that’s making waves around the Internet, it should be noted that, if the bill is resurrected or revitalized, it probably won’t be called “SOPA.” That being said, SOPA has essentially moved …

Spanish ‘SOPA’ Gives Look Into A Future Of Internet Control Spanish ‘SOPA’ Gives Look Into A Future Of Internet Control

It seems like forever ago when the Internet beat back the forces of IP holders and politicians in January for trying to pass SOPA and PIPA. While we have seen some instances of what these bills could do with the …

SOPA Gets a New Name, Still Terrible SOPA Gets a New Name, Still Terrible
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So long, SOPA. It’s been real, and it’s been fun, but it hasn’t been really fun. It’s time to celebrate because SOPA’s dead, right? But wait, what’s this CISPA thing RT.com is talking about? Well, if your answer includes something …

White House Still Opposes SOPA, PIPA White House Still Opposes SOPA, PIPA
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The White House appears to mean what it said in March when it told supporters that it’s not ignoring the We the People petitions. As if to affirm that pledge, the Obama Administration restated in the 2011 Annual Report on …

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer… In LEGO

File this under “awesome.” If you have a “badass” drawer, you might want to put it there, too. As you’re probably well aware of already, perhaps the most anticipated movie of the year–The Dark Knight Rises–is getting closer and closer …

NBC “Borrows” Graphics From Apple NBC “Borrows” Graphics From Apple
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Let’s say you’re a company that strongly supports SOPA, PIPA, and any other act that’s made to protect intellectual property, a company like the NBC Network, for instance. Now, while the public may disagree with the aforementioned piracy bills, it …

Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised
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Nearly 400 Internet service providers in India have been ordered to block over 100 music sites by the Calcutta High Court. The Indian Music Industry (IMI) trade group (basically India’s version of the RIAA), which is made up of 142 …

Don’t Mess With The Internet: Billboard Planned For Lamar Smith’s District

Remember Lamar Smith? He’s the guy who brought you both SOPA and H.R. 1981, a bill that would require ISPs to save customers’ IP addresses and other identifying information for over a year. In other words, he’s not exactly a …

Amendments to Canadian Copyright Law on Table Amendments to Canadian Copyright Law on Table

I have some potential bad news for our filesharing neighbors up North. New amendments to the Copyright Act of Canada could soon affect the future of online filesharing in that country and elsewhere. Today a special House of Commons committee …

Wikimedia Foundation Now Officially Off Of GoDaddy Wikimedia Foundation Now Officially Off Of GoDaddy
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The Wikimedia Foundation announced that all of its sites have been migrated away from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. The transition was completed on Friday, and the foundation it was done so without interruption to services. Wikimedia began talking about leaving GoDaddy …