ACTA Signed By European Union

ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, has just been signed in by the European Union. ACTA, for those who don’t know, is kind of like SOPA’s big brother. It’s a multi-national trade agreement that seeks to protect copyright through a brutish…

Anonymous Protests Irish SOPA, Sees Results

Anonymous is targeting Irish government Web sites over their own version of SOPA. The country is looking to bring into law their own version of SOPA before the end of January. The law would allow Irish courts to block access…

President Obama Doesn’t Support SOPA, But Signs ACTA?

Move over SOPA, tell ACTA the news? Or is this more of a case of “move over SOPA, it’s ACTA time?” Or does, “Stop! ACTA time!” work? For me, it’s “just when you thought it was safe to go back…

The OPEN Act Becomes Truly Open

The OPEN Act, the less insane version of SOPA and PIPA, is up for public scrutiny and changes. Representative Darrell Issa has created Keep the Web Open to allow citizens the opportunity of making revisions and suggestions to the bill…

EFF Held An AMA Q&A Today On Reddit About SOPA, PIPA, et al.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s activism team visited the land of Reddit today with a mission: (image)@EFFEFFThe EFF activism team is doing an AMA Q&A session on @Reddit today. Have questions for us? Ask them here: https://t.co/OrjisETg(image) 1 hour ago via…

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Twitter Account Hacked, Grammar Temporarily Improved

Word’s spreading around the Twitterscape that U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa had his Twitter account hacked this afternoon. Politico is saying that the hacker is a supporter of Anonymous. Sen. Grassley, for those that might not know, is a…

H.R. 1981 Is A Turd Wrapped In Cotton Candy

Sometimes it feels like we’re all just playing a big game of electronic privacy whack-a-mole. And if we hold true to that analogy, the next mole that needs to be whacked might look cute on the outside – but it…

Wikipedia Is More Important Than You Think

Are you one of those people who freaked out over Wikipedia blacking out? Even if you weren’t and knew exactly what was going on, you most likely realize the impact Wikipedia has had on the Internet and society as a…

SOPA and PIPA Bills Lack Common Sense

Did you know that a majority of new laws passed on our books in this country get passed via the efforts of special interest groups and lobbyists? What does that mean? It means a small majority of people are making…

Facebook Expresses Relief At SOPA / PIPA Delay

Facebook has expressed their relief this afternoon at the House and Senate decisions to delay action on SOPA and PIPA for the time being. Here is the posting from the page for Facebook’s Washington, D.C. office: Facebook Washington DCWe are…