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Reddit founder seeks to build ‘bat signal’ to rally Internet users for SOPA-style protests

Remember back in January when the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was pending in Congress and essentially the entire Internet rallied in protest, very effectively killing the legislation that many tech leaders thought would seriously harm the Internet as we know it? Well, even though the people of the Internet successfully deflected that particular piece [...]

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MegaUpload Data Will Be Safe For Two More Weeks

The founders of MegaUpload, a file hosting service, have been accused of piracy and money laundering and the site’s assets were frozen. Because the site was unable to pay its hosting fees, the data on the site was threatened for total deletion. According to MegaUpload’s lawyer Ira Rothken, “The hosting companies have been gracious enough [...]

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To Censor or Not To Censor? Should That Even Be A Question?

The internet was abuzz this week with protestations against Congress bills affectionately known as SOPA and PIPA.  These bills, if passed, will enable the censoring of the internet in order to stop online piracy acts while simultaneously placing limits on the way people access free information on the internet, like through Google searches. Speaking of [...]

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4.5 Million Americans Sign Google’s Anti-SOPA Petition

When Google Speaks, the public listens. Yesterday, Google asked its users to sign a petition against the anti-piracy Congressional bills Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect-IP Act (PIPA). Millions of Americans added their names to the company’s anti-SOPA petition. The petition was available via a link from the Google homepage. The petition stated that [...]

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Google Publicly Opposes SOPA and PIPA

Today is January 18th, the day appointed  by www.sopastrike.com as the public protest day against the Internet censorship bills Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and it’s sibling Protect IP Act (PIPA). On January 24th, Congress will vote to pass these censorship bills in the Senate, even though the majority of the American public is opposed. [...]

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Dozens of Websites Going Dark In Protest of SOPA and PIPA

The public protest day for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) is today, which means that some of your favorite sites will not be available from 8am EST to 8pm EST, up to a full 24 hours on selected sites. Websites participating in this strike have a message on their [...]

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Sites Plan Blackout To Protest SOPA

You most likely don’t need all the grim details of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills considering they have both received groundbreaking attention from the Internet community at large, but you may need the details surrounding the blackout that is developing in protest to them. Many websites have [...]

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What Is SOPA?

If you haven’t heard about SOPA yet, get ready, because this act is very controversial and could seriously change the Internet as we see it. The proposed Stop Online Piracy Act aims to eliminate websites that offer pirated material by having them removed from the Internet completely. The bill expands the ability of the US [...]