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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SOPA’

The Anti-SOPA System Administrator’s Todo List

Todo lists are a great way to plan ahead for the day’s events. It gives an idea of how to divvy up your time. What, however, would such a list look like for a systems administrator who is firmly against SOPA/PIPA and any other Internet regulation the United States government introduces? It might look something like this, courtesy of the …

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Anonymous Continues Anti-ACTA Attack On U.S. Government

At some point, there’s going to be a massive, mainstream media-friendly bust where a bunch of 20-somethings are led away for the world to see, with FBI officials holding press conferences claiming the scourge of the Anonymous hacker group has been eliminated. Until that time, however, sit back and enjoy the ride as Anonymous takes down yet another site, all …

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Bulgaria Joins the No ACTA Crowd

Did this past weekend’s anti-ACTA movement in Europe get their message across to the ruling governments? While the fallout is still being measured, at least one country has decided to say “no” to the treaty, putting them with the small, but growing group of foreign governments that, at least at this point, have rejected ACTA. The latest country to deny …

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CIA.gov Not Available, Anonymous Takes Credit [Updated]

Update: CNN is reporting that sites affiliated with Mexico’s mining ministry and the state of Alabama were also taken down. They’re also reporting that the CIA’s site was back up by this morning, but cia.gov is currently down from where we are sitting. What you’re seeing is a screenshot of what happens when you try to access the CIA’s website …

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The Great Battle of Skyrim: When Video Games, Mods And YouTube Come Together

There’s no denying the absolute runaway popularity of Bethesda’s Skyrim. A quick Google search of “Game of the Year, 2011” reveals as much, but make no mistake, the popularity of the game is well-earned. What makes a great thing even better, however, is when fans offer their take on an already-great intellectual property, much like YouTube user Tyrannicon has provided …

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Megaupload Takedown Didn’t Impact Piracy At All

Clearly, the lessons that Napster offered about piracy all those years ago have yet to sink in with the authorities that are trying to “clean up” the Internet. According to a study conducted by DeepField Networks, as pointed out by BGR.com, while the Megaupload takedown did have an impact on global web traffic, it did little-to-nothing to stem file-sharing traffic, …

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Study: Piracy Does Not Harm U.S. Box Office Sales

Despite the claims of the MPAA and other supporters of SOPA and PIPA, file-sharing does not negatively impact box office sales in the U.S., according to a new study conducted by economists from Wellesley College and the University of Minnesota. The focus of the study is on lag times between U.S. release and foreign release. The study found that longer …

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Germany Delays Signing ACTA

Have all the anti-ACTA protests started to sway European politicians? Maybe this weekend’s plans for mass protest is what did it, but there does appear to be some headway being made against the overreaching attempts at Internet regulation that have permeated throughout the collective social conscious. According to various reports, Germany will not be signing the controversial treaty, at least …

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Alan Moore Discusses Guy Fawkes Masks, Protests

If you’ve been following the anti-Internet regulation hubbub, as well as Anonymous’ hijinks, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed the masks many protesters have been wearing, exactly like the lead image suggests. While these masks have become incredibly popular because of these protests, and because Anonymous has adopted them as their logo, for those who may not know, the masks were first …

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Anti-ACTA Protests Going Worldwide Tomorrow

While there’s no way of knowing if the upcoming anti-ACTA protests will have the same chilling effect the Internet blackout did on SOPA/PIPA, citizens on a worldwide basis are preparing to speak out against the ACTA treaty. Loudly. Tomorrow (February 11), is being set aside as a day of global protest against ACTA and perhaps the newest enemy of the …

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Now You Can Carry The Pirate Bay In Your Pocket

Last month we brought you news that controversial torrent hosting site The Pirate Bay was beginning a transition away from .torrent files in order to host Magnet links, which are both harder to block and require less bandwidth and server space than .torrent files. In that story it was reported that the switch to Magnet links would allow the entirety …

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Is Harry Reid Slipping SOPA Into A New Cyber-Security Bill?

While details about a proposed cyber-security bill remain elusive, one frightful speculation seems to be making the rounds lately: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not abandoned his effort to shackle the Internet. After Internet commoners and companies alike pushed back in a determined way last month against the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, many were content …

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