Copyright Reform or ACTA?

Which method is best for combating piracy and other forms of Internet related intellectual property infringement? If you were to listen the average European Union citizen, the reaction towards ACTA has been understandably negative. However, various governments of the European…

TPP Follows ACTA, Twitter Calls It World War Web

First there was SOPA, then there was PIPA. The Internet beat those back. Then along came ACTA inciting what many users on Twitter are calling the World War Web. Up next is something far worse and far more secret –…

SOPA: Money Isn’t Always Power

The recent Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) are perfect examples of how common interest can prevail despite huge organizations throwing millions of dollars at a cause. Giants like Time Warner, Viacom, MasterCard, American Express,…

The Entertainment Industry Is Actually Booming, So… Why SOPA?

That headline is a bit reductive as it should end “Why SOPA, PIPA, Bill C-11, OPEN, et al.?” but that’s what the actual article is for, right? One of the main driving points in the entertainment industry’s support of SOPA…

SOPA Blackout Day By The Numbers [Infographic]

Frugal Dad has put out an infographic breaking down SOPA blackout day (January 18) by the numbers. “The Wikipedia blackout was seen by 160 million people – over twice those who tuned in to the first televised presidential debate,” a…

Is OPEN Better than SOPA?

During the initial SOPA hearings, the mockery that they were, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, one of the loudest opponents to the Stop Online Piracy Act, suggested an alternative method of regulating the Internet, one both Google and Facebook endorse.…

A Handy Infographic About the Entertainment Industry Fearing Technology

How many times has the entertainment industry trembled at the onset of new technology? Well, if you’re talking about the the film industry in particular, and you answered “every time,” then you are pretty damn accurate. While some of us…

More Voters Worry About Censorship Than Piracy

In the midst of the ongoing controversy surrounding SOPA and PIPA, it may be wise to take a step back and see what the average voter thinks about issues like piracy and internet censorship. That’s exactly what Rasmussen Reports has…

SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next

Even though the SOPA and PIPA bills are essentially dead, they are still getting a lot of attention. Last week, the U.S. witnessed a powerful expression from both brands and consumers that demonstrated their strong opposition to the anti-piracy bills.

Bill C-11: SOPA’s Canadian Hellspawn

Blocked websites. Infinite copyrights. Draconian entertainment industries. Judicial targeting of “pirate” sites. Users’ loss of Internet access. If you’ve followed the news of the metastatic Stop Online Piracy Act in the United States, you’re probably familiar with the above dystopian…