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No Time for Complacency on Piracy

Maciej Popowski | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Maciej Popowski

Piracy is bad -- everywhere, at all times, and under all circumstances. There is no ideological support for pirates, and no sympathy anywhere for what is essentially a criminal enterprise.

Woman Seeks Class Action Against Porn Companies

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 09.09.2012 | Technology

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It's a common tactic for pornography producers trying to protect their product from online piracy: They sue unknown "John Doe...

Key Anti-Piracy Bill Backer: SOPA Is 'Dead'

Bloomberg | Eric Engleman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Hollywood-backed legislation to fight online piracy, shelved this year after an Internet protest led by Google Inc. (GOOG) and Wikipedia, is "dead," s...

Web Wars

John Giacobbi | Posted 03.29.2012 | Technology
John Giacobbi

These "Web Wars" threaten to rage on for some considerable time yet -- particularly when Congress tries to reintroduce SOPA by the back door on a Friday evening when no one is looking.

Gerry Smith

ACTA Sparks Protests In Latest Anti-Piracy Battle | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

In the United States, a massive Internet protest last week led by Wikipedia and Google drove congressional leaders to place controversial anti-piracy ...

We, The Internet

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.25.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, this article: Antipiracy Bills Put on Hold in Congress (subscription link) was kind enough to quote me. Here's the original, for our mutual amus...

Hollywood Lobbyist To Politicians: Don't Count On 'Support' If You Opposed SOPA

| Will Evans | Posted 01.24.2012 | Los Angeles

California Watch. By Will Evans Hollywood is threatening politicians with one thing they hold very dear: campaign cash. As anti-piracy legisl...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Candidates Resoundingly Against SOPA | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

In a sign of just how dramatically public opinion has swung against the Internet anti-piracy legislation up for a vote next week in the Senate, all fo...

Zach Carter

Senate's McConnell Calls For PIPA Bill To Be 'Shelved' | Zach Carter | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday to nix an upcoming vote on Protect ...

Michael McAuliff

Rupert Murdoch Lobbies Congress To Restrict Internet | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch threw his weight behind Congress' attempt to restrict the Internet, personally lobbying leaders on Capi...


The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Creative America, a group launched over the summer to support Hollywood's anti-piracy campaign, recently released the video above, explaining that tho...

'Illegally Downloading Books Puts New Yorkers Out Of Work': NYC's Anti-Piracy Campaign | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With piracy drastically impacting jobs, New York is fighting back with a new ad campaign by local ad agency Fathom Communications. With the tagline "P...

Anti-Piracy Donations Reach $250 Million

AP | CONSTANT BRAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — International donors pledged more than $250 million Thursday to strengthen Somalia's security forces and try to stop the rampant atta...

Pirates New Focus Of US Seamen Training

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORTLAND, Maine — With an alarming number of tankers and cargo ships getting hijacked on the high seas, the nation's maritime academies are offe...