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Defying Washington to Save the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

It's a rarity in Washington to see a communications bill that actually serves the public. But a bill Sen. Jay Rockefeller introduced last week is a direct challenge to the communications cabal that controls much of our media in the United States.

WATCH: Reddit Co-Founder Sticks It To The Man

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all links are created equal. Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of the social media website Reddit, joine...

Figuring Out Who Your Friends Are On SOPA and PIPA

Art Brodsky | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

While entertainment leaders are great at talking about their studies "proving" losses from piracy, they ignore other research showing that downloaders also buy the most music and other content.

Internet Restrictions: How Much Should We Worry About Our Freedom of Information?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 07.21.2012 | Technology
Marianne Mollmann

From a human rights perspective, blanket restrictions on specific means of communication should always raise red flags.

Leave Our Net Alone*

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 04.28.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

So why are governments so eager to claim authority over it? Why would legacy corporations, industries, and institutions egg them on? Because the net is working better than ever.

Europe's ACTA Freak Out: How Hollywood Holds Back the Trade Agenda

Harold Feld | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Harold Feld

Whenever there is an international trade agreement negotiation, Hollywood jumps in, takes over, and starts driving the crazy train off a cliff by demanding all kinds of nonsense in the name of "stopping piracy."

On Piracy and Privacy

Greg Goldberg | Posted 04.11.2012 | Technology
Greg Goldberg

When Google institutes a privacy overhaul in March, what are 350 million Gmail users to do? In the battle against SOPA/PIPA, Internet users got a glimpse of how powerful the participation industry has become.

The Jack Nicholson Answer to Hollywood Moguls on SOPA and PIPA: 'You Can't Handle the Truth'

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.07.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

This is too important to hand over law making to one industry, as Congress did in the case of these bills. Too much is at stake to try to rework the bills in a slapdash manner, behind closed doors. That's the truth.

The MPAA Dinosaur and the SOPA Debacle

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment
Hoyt Hilsman

Instead of trying to shut down popular websites and punish their opponents -- and their own customers -- Hollywood should take an entirely different approach to the digital revolution.

The Real SOPA Opera Should Be ID Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

While we contemplate the gargantuan battle of the content vs. technology worlds, we must not forget an equally serious, actually even more serious example of online piracy.

Using Virtual Skills to Save the Real World

Chase Harrison | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Chase Harrison

It is time for the environmental movement to go viral. Americans must use the voice demonstrated with SOPA/PIPA to strike down the Keystone XL Pipeline.

An Entertainment Enthusiast's Like and Dislike List

Kris LoPresto | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment
Kris LoPresto

Like: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band release new single "We Take Care Of Our Own." Instant classic summer song. It makes me want to drive cross country, stopping in every little town and just help people or something.

Does Daily Variety Validate SOPA Fears?

Joe Escalante | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology
Joe Escalante

At first, I thought that SOPA was the right thing to do. But now I am now against it. I've seen the beast face to face, and I now have first hand knowledge of what the large media companies think of the Internet.

Zach Carter

Chamber of Commerce's Secret SOPA Email | Zach Carter | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top intellectual property lawyer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce appears to have sent out an email to underlings on Friday, notifyin...

This Internet Spring Could Lead to an Internet Awakening

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Sure, SOPA and PIPA are really destructive, potentially damaging U.S. competitiveness and genuinely killing jobs. However, there's some good news associated with the reaction to the bad law, news that we're missing.

SOPA/PIPA Aftermath: Where We Go Next

Raven Brooks | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Raven Brooks

It seems that SOPA and PIPA are dead in their current forms, but like zombies they'll be back under different names. I think there are a couple of lessons worth taking away from Wednesday's protest.

Let's SOPAfy Everything

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

The days of the sit-in are gone, replaced not a moment too soon by the days of the status update.

We Are the Lobbyists Now

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

The Internet has helped untold publics to form. Yesterday, the Internet became a public.

SOPACALYPSE: The Funniest Web Blackout Tweets

Posted 01.18.2012 | Comedy

Sure, today's massive SOPA protest blackout sounded like a good idea in theory. For one day, thousands of popular sites across the Internet would shut...

SOPA vs. The Internet

Posted 01.18.2012 | Comedy

With today's SOPA blackout in full effect, we started thinking: what would the future-Internet look like without all of the awesome material for the w...

#FactsWithoutWikipedia: Users Improvise During Blackout

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

After Wikipedia shut down at midnight on Tuesday, Jan. 18, students everywhere began to panic about how they were going to do their homework. The o...

Google Infographic Explains SOPA, PIPA Opposition

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology

Thousands of websites have joined the efforts to stand up against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) by blacking out info...

How SOPA Could Affect Nonprofits

Huffington Post | By Eleanor Goldberg and Jessica Prois | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact

A number of high-profile websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, have shut down Wednesday to protest proposed anti-piracy legislation, and some expe...

Why We Go Black

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Today's nationwide protest of Internet blacklist legislation is part of a brewing movement to keep control over the Internet out of the hands of corporations and governments. It's a struggle that puts Internet users before information gatekeepers.

11 Huge Sites Protesting SOPA, PIPA

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

On January 18, over 7,000 websites -- including Wikipedia and Google -- will protest anti-piracy legislation currently making its way through Congress...