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Internet Piracy

This App Lets You Watch Any Movie For Free (P.S. It's Illegal)

The Huffington Post | Taylor Cast | Posted 03.14.2014 | Technology

There is a place on the Internet where any movie can be instantly streamed in perfect high-definition quality. Like a Netflix that actually has the se...

The Assault on Writers By Internet Pirates

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 08.26.2013 | Technology
Gini Graham Scott

The battle against the online pirates is just beginning.

Good News! Ten Commandments Reduced Now to Only Nine

John Mellencamp | Posted 12.25.2012 | Entertainment
John Mellencamp

The entertainment business has been criminally assaulted by wrong-headed thinking that says we need to keep up with the Internet. No, search engines need to abide and adhere to the laws that have governed this country for over 200 years. It's a moral imperative. Thou shalt not steal.

Megaupload Founder Teases Big New Plans

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Technology

In these wild days of internet piracy run rampant, sometimes even governments can't stop the buccaneers. A case in point is beleaguered web baron Kim ...

SOPA 2.0? New Bill Has Internet Activists Scared -- Again

Los Angeles Times | Morgan Little | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

In spite of their hopes, Internet activists are finding that their efforts to keep the digital world free of further regulation did not end with SOPA'...

Piracy v. Do Not Track

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

It is time for technology companies especially to adopt radical transparency of how they operate so they can't find themselves in gotcha moments when the hysterical "discover" something they've been doing all along.

Reconsidering the Stop Online Piracy Act

Eric K. Clemons | Posted 04.22.2012 | Technology
Eric K. Clemons

Eventually, Congress will have to consider SOPA. Here we suggest several questions that Congress will need to address and very short suggestions of what we expect they will conclude.

Embrace Piracy

Mac Hart | Posted 04.05.2012 | Home
Mac Hart

Once our government and the media industry realize that they need to compete with piracy rather than destroy it, they will overcome it.

The Debate Over Anti-Piracy Laws

Toni Johnson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Technology
Toni Johnson

Since the future of SOPA and PIPA is largely in doubt, industry and lawmakers are left looking for a path forward. But the debate is not confined to the United States; digital piracy is increasingly being touted as an international trade concern.

Only a Smarter Congress Can Make Better Internet Policy

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Getting citizens involved will make Congress pay attention, but not every issue is a SOPA, where the internet shuts down in protest. Most issues fly below the radar. Only an empowered, capable Congress can make decisions.

What's Behind Washington's About Face On Internet Piracy

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology
Kevin Bermeister

Behind the SOPA legislative scene a very different and highly competitive industrial-scale battle is being fought by publishers of the web's content, Internet service providers (the final distributors of content) and copyright owners, including Hollywood.

Censorship And SOPA: A Family Dinner Table Talk

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 01.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you were anywhere on the Internet this past Wednesday, you might...

Pirates Stole My Wallet, But Who Cares?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment
Matthew Chapman

In the middle of the SOPA/PIPA debate, it can be forgotten that what's at issue is theft of something that either has value or does not.

Piracy Profiteers: Time to Walk the Plank

Kathy Wolfe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Kathy Wolfe

Despite our best efforts, it's hard to compete with free. That is why I feel passionately about the need for legislation to protect this vital marketplace for companies like mine and for filmmakers who are the most vulnerable to bad actors in the space.

Paul Ryan Changes Tune On Controversial Bill

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Facing pressure from constituents, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came out against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Monday. In a statement released o...

Stop Online Piracy Act and Sports Fans

Brian Frederick | Posted 03.07.2012 | Technology
Brian Frederick

It is possible to protect the rights of copyright holders and content creators without drastically reshaping the Internet, stifling creativity and potentially shuttering some of our favorite sites. This legislation isn't it.

Key Company Reverses Course In Online Piracy Fight

Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

The largest Internet domain registrar and web hosting company Go Daddy has abandoned its support for the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), accor...

SOPA Kills Jobs, Requires Self-censorship

Tiffiniy Cheng | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Tiffiniy Cheng

By Thursday, the US government will have voted to give the MPAA and itself broad powers to block any site. SOPA would not only hurt free speech, it wi...

Wikipedia Weighs Blackout To Protest Bill

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology

Enjoy it while you can: Wikipedia could temporarily go off the air. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has asked users to weigh in on a potential Wikip...

Zach Carter

Lawmakers Fight Internet Censorship | Zach Carter | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of lawmakers proposed a new framework for an anti-piracy bill late Thursday night, hoping to derail leading legislati...

Grateful for the Internet and Those Saving It

Edward J. Black | Posted 01.23.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The biggest danger to the Internet is not some big shutdown, as we saw in Egypt, but a death by a thousand cuts.

Hollywood Takes Over the Online Space: Shopping Paralyzed Worldwide

Art Brodsky | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

It was truly embarrassing to watch the elected representatives prostrate themselves to the entertainment business which is dwarfed, in economic terms, by companies that provide goods and services over the Internet.

New Bills in Congress to Tackle Piracy May Deliver More Problems Than Solutions

Rey Ramsey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Technology
Rey Ramsey

It is in everyone's interest to protect the robust flow of digital content for lawful uses. But many worry that SOPA will spark a lot of litigation that will dampen innovation and undermine online security.

Technology Entitlement: Paying for Media

April Salchert | Posted 11.29.2011 | Media
April Salchert

Why should we expect newspapers to live off of advertising revenue alone? Not every local newspaper can compete with FOX, CNN and BBC on the advertising market.

What Do Placido Domingo And Metallica Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

Celebrated opera star Placido Domingo has been named as chairman of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a worldwide orga...