All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SOPA’

White House Still Opposes SOPA, PIPA

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 Intellectual Property Enforcement released today that they still believe that the Protect IP Act and Stop Online Privacy Act introduced …

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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 to its July 20th release date. One area that would never miss out on such an event are web geeks …

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NBC “Borrows” Graphics From Apple

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 actually makes sense for a company like NBC to support it. Granted, I think we would all like the entertainment …

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Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised

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 music companies, has been pushing for such an order, and has now apparently gotten its wish. According to MeidaNama, a …

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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 guy you’d invite to your birthday party, provided you’re a fan of internet privacy and digital freedom. While Smith might …

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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 is expected to review a series of technical amendments to Canada’s proposed Bill C-11, also known as the “Copyright Modernization …

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Wikimedia Foundation Now Officially Off Of GoDaddy

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 in late 2011/early 2012, though it has taken a while to pull off. This was of course, in response to …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Opening In Stop Motion

The Internet, and in turn, the users who populate, is/are notorious for keeping intellectual properties alive, long past their shelf life has expired. In fact, this continuing interest helps revive many of these titles, essentially breathing life into properties that may otherwise die. The example that leads this post is another great contribution from the user-generated pile. This time, the …

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“Irish SOPA” Signed Into Law By Minister Sherlock

You may recall that during the whole nasty business with our own SOPA and PIPA, there was a similar law going through the rounds in Ireland. This “Irish SOPA” faced heavy resistance from many within the Irish and global community while Anonymous launched #OpIreland in protest. Unfortunately, it appears that these efforts were in vain as Minister of Research and …

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Lamar Smith Doesn’t Care About Personal Privacy on the Internet

While SOPA is holding on to its dying breaths for dear life, Lamar Smith has apparently moved on to bigger and better things: Monitoring every aspect of your online behavior, details which would be available to any government agency without a warrant, all in the name of “protecting children” from the evils of adults, or something. Actually, Smith’s new draconian …

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Reddit Creates The Freedom Of Internet Act

The users of Reddit are more than just Internet warriors who fought bravely against SOPA and PIPA with the legendary Net blackout of January. They are also amateur legislators which they have proven by writing a law of their own. The law is called “The Freedom of Internet Act” and it seeks to be what SOPA and PIPA aren’t – …

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ACTA Referred To European Court of Justice

Is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement treaty, otherwise known as ACTA, compatible with what is referred to as the EU’s “fundamental rights and freedoms?” Some EU officials are asking that very question, and to help determine the answer, EU trade chief Karel De Gucht indicated the highly-flammable — at least from a social sense — piece of legislation would be referred …

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