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Movie Studios Seek SOPA Power Through Broad Site-Blocking Order

Major movie studios are again trying to make a website they don’t like disappear without a trial. This time, the studios are asking for one court order to bind every domain name registrar, registry, hosting provider, payment processor, caching service, advertising network, social network, and bulletin board—in short,… » 8/04/15 1:20am Today 1:20am

SOPA Lives On For the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition

Last week the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) held their spring conference in San Diego, to share intelligence about the latest strategies for combatting “counterfeiting” (by which they mean trademark infringement) and “piracy” (by which they mean copyright infringement). EFF’s Jeremy Malcolm… » 5/03/15 10:00pm 5/03/15 10:00pm

Infuriating RIAA Knew That SOPA and PIPA Were Useless All Along

TorrentFreak has posted a supposedly leaked presentation by the RIAA's chief lawyer that says that it defended SOPA and PIPA even though it knew the censorship legislation wouldn't be effective against music piracy. Is the RIAA for real or are they just covering their asses, and what does it mean for your freedom… » 7/30/12 2:40pm 7/30/12 2:40pm

European Parliament Declares Feared International Copyright Agreement…

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was an EU treaty to protect copyright—but many feared that it was too restrictive and would in turn lead to online censorship. Fortunately the European Parliament has has just rejected the agreement. The internet lives to fight another day. » 7/04/12 8:00am 7/04/12 8:00am

Is the Senate Trying to Sneak In a New SOPA Bill?

After the Internet bandied up together and killed SOPA, you'd think the government would be a little weary of introducing SOPA-like bills less the Internet start a revolution and start calling out dumb politicians. Guess not though because it looks like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid still wants to censor the… » 2/12/12 2:00pm 2/12/12 2:00pm

Tom Brady Watched Last Year's Super Bowl with an Illegal Stream

Tom Brady—Patriots QB, NFL boy of gold, Gisele's hubby and Uggs slanger—is in the Super Bowl this year so he doesn't have to worry about where to watch the game. Last year though, Brady didn't play in the Super Bowl and had to watch it at home like the rest of us. What did he do? Well, Brady fired the game on an… » 2/03/12 6:20pm 2/03/12 6:20pm

Dear Politicians, Stop Supporting Laws You Don't Even Understand

Another bill which would have violated the civil liberties of many—Hawaii's H.B. 2288 Internet Dossier bill—has been pulled off the table following public outrage. And for good reason; the law would have tracked every website Hawaiians visited, and likened that browsing history to a name and address. It opened the… » 1/27/12 10:43am 1/27/12 10:43am