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Exclusive: SOPA, From a Filmmaker’s Perspective Exclusive: SOPA, From a Filmmaker’s Perspective

Jeff Day makes independent films. The budget for his 2010 production, “Unrequited” was just under $2 Million. Sure, those aren’t “Titanic” numbers. But, the producers got some star power bang for their buck. The movie featured Michael Welch from the …

Native Wikipedia App Arrives For Android Native Wikipedia App Arrives For Android

Remember when everybody was bemoaning the lack of Wikipedia due to the Mayan SOPA Blackout of 2012? I know, I barely do, too – that was so yesterday. Well, the next time that happens, when that happens again, Android users …

SOPA / PIPA: Orrin Hatch Withdraws Support After Blackout SOPA / PIPA: Orrin Hatch Withdraws Support After Blackout

Yesterday’s SOPA blackout is turning out to be an amazingly effective protest. After angry internet users spent yesterday calling and emailing their Congressional representatives (and even sending telegrams), support for SOPA and PIPA is dropping in a big hurry. Yesterday …

Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”? Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”?
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Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and SOPA protester, may have christened yesterday’s massive protest against SOPA and PIPA with a tweet he posted earlier today: @craignewmarkcraignewmarkAre we seeing an Internet Awakening? http://t.co/CYbrXQBE (similar in sentiment to @jeffjarvis and @Mlsif) http://t.co/vwK1MgJO …

SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands SOPA: Anonymous Lists Their Demands
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The Internet is angry at SOPA and Anonymous is at, or at least near, the front of it all. On Wednesday, the “official” Anonymous twitter feed linked to the group’s list of demands. The document is titled, “Bright, and Clear: …

SOPA Tweets Top 2.4 Million On SOPA Blackout Day SOPA Tweets Top 2.4 Million On SOPA Blackout Day

Twitter didn’t go dark to protest SOPA / PIPA on Wednesday, although some thought they should. An argument against Twitter shutting off its service was that it would severely hamper the flow of information about the other SOPA Blackouts. Basically, …

Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People

Everybody make it through yesterday’s Internet-wide protest? Everyone still in one piece? Good. Now, let’s take a moment to consider the aftermath of Wikipedia’s protest of SOPA/PIPA yesterday. While reports are coming in that 4.5 million people signed Google’s anti-SOPA …

Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million] Google’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Petition Generates 4.5 Million Signatures [UPDATE: 7 Million]
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UPDATE: The figure is now well over 7 million, according to a Google+ post. Thank you to the more than 7 million of you in the U.S. that took the time yesterday to petition Congress to stop #SOPA and #PIPA, …

Disney Refused PIPA Talks With Silicon Valley Disney Refused PIPA Talks With Silicon Valley
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Compromise is important when it comes to bills like SOPA. Film studios and media moguls don’t seem very interested though. The Walt Disney Co. was reported to have refused calls made by Sen. Dianne Feinstein to join in a discussion …

SOPA / PIPA: Danny Sullivan Gets Creative In Contacting His Senator SOPA / PIPA: Danny Sullivan Gets Creative In Contacting His Senator
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Yesterday’s SOPA Blackout prompted people to contact their Congressional representatives in unprecedented numbers. Phones rang nonstop, websites went down, and social media accounts were flooded. Some members of Congress, though, were a bit insulated from the flood simply because their …

SOPA and PIPA Are Bad For YOU – The Simple Reason Why SOPA and PIPA Are Bad For YOU – The Simple Reason Why
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Clay Shirky is an author and an adjunct professor in New York University’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he teaches a course named “Social Weather.” Clay Shirky understands the Stop Internet Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act. He understands …

SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood SOPA: The Pirate Bay Is An Old School Hollywood
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The Pirate Bay has always been an outspoken proponent of Internet freedom. Now they’re an outspoken opponent of Hollywood. Yesterday, The Pirate Bay issued a statement about SOPA that was to be issued to the “Internets.” In it, they take …

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Take On SOPA Blackouts Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart Take On SOPA Blackouts

Comedy Central’s late night duo took notice of yesterday’s SOPA Blackouts, as Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report both included SOPA-themed segments on Wednesday. Colbert takes the stance that anything you need on the internet, …

Google Ends The 24 Hour SOPA / PIPA Blackout Google Ends The 24 Hour SOPA / PIPA Blackout
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As previously reported, Google had gone with a blacked out logo for the much publicized SOPA / PIPA Blackout Day. Users who visited Google during the twenty-four hour protest were greeted with the following logo: Google didn’t just stop with …

Wikipedia Ends Their SOPA / PIPA Blackout Wikipedia Ends Their SOPA / PIPA Blackout
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It’s been a cold and lonely place on the Internet over the past 24 hours. Wikipedia was in full blackout mode as they protested both SOPA / PIPA. Well my friends, the blackout is over. The world is right again, …

Cats & Hitler Hate SOPA, Projection Mapping, and Rated-R Rugrats Cats & Hitler Hate SOPA, Projection Mapping, and Rated-R Rugrats

A viral video is one that becomes popular through the process of Internet sharing, via social media, sharing sites, or good ‘ole email. Everyday we highlight some of the best that are currently viral and some that are trending that …

Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life

We’re approaching the last leg of today’s SOPA/PIPA protest that delivered shocks throughout the Internet to Senators and lazy college students alike. Wikipedia suspended itself and Google made a pretty pointed statement. Still, while all of this heavy activity was …

SOPA: An Open Letter To Washington From Content Creators SOPA: An Open Letter To Washington From Content Creators
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In all the debate that has raged over SOPA/PIPA, one group has been decidedly under-represented: the creators of the content that the two bills are designed to protect. Those lobbying loudest in support of SOPA and PIPA have insisted that …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against SOPA / PIPA Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against SOPA / PIPA
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a message about SOPA and PIPA on Facebook today. He said: The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws …

The Twitter Crowd Weighs in with Things Better Than SOPA The Twitter Crowd Weighs in with Things Better Than SOPA

Aside from the bouts of humor many Twitter users are providing, thanks, in large part to the @herpderpedia Twitter account’s work, it’s also becoming a water cooler of sorts, at least in relation to the anti-piracy act that’s ruling the …

SOPA Opera Shows Where Congress Members Stand On SOPA / PIPA SOPA Opera Shows Where Congress Members Stand On SOPA / PIPA

Journalist Dan Nguyen has produced a site that helps users identify where legislators stand on SOPA/PIPA and organize them in several different ways. SOPA Opera divides members of Congress broadly into supporters and opponents. From there they can be further …