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CISPA, Netizens and the Internet's Coming of Age Party

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

The Internet is experiencing a coming of age as not only has it surpassed television in terms of daily consumer usage, but it also is flexing its political muscle in capitols across the globe.

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."

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 Poetic Justice Of The Death Of SOPA

Bert Johnson | Posted 03.25.2012 | Detroit
Bert Johnson

SOPA represents a 20th century draconian solution to a 21st century problem and Americans, particularly we here in Detroit, deserve leaders in our nation's capital who understand our needs and advocate for our interests.

Crowdsourcing the Congress: Wikipedia's Blackout Bomb

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 03.23.2012 | Technology
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

It's time for Congressional leaders to use the learning experience of the SOPA/PIPA debate to throw off their generational blinders and find a way to concede power gracefully to a new generation with new ideas.

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...

Why Lawmakers Changed Their Minds On SOPA

Posted 01.20.2012 | Technology

Jan. 18, 2012 was a big day for supporters of Internet freedom. Not only did several major websites go dark in protest of two online piracy bills ...

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.

Bianca Bosker

SOPA Showdown: What's Next In The Battle Between Hollywood And Silicon Valley | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

As controversial anti-piracy legislation lost key supporters amid online protests Wednesday, some experts said the best course of action for major med...

6 Ways You Can Join The SOPA Protest

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

On January 18 more than 8,000 sites "blacked out" some or all of their content to support a massive web-wide protest against controversial bills SOPA ...

Major SOPA Supporter Sounds Off On SOPA, Then Deletes Tweet

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

The internet filled with snark on Wednesday, as a slew of websites went dark to protest anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA. Not to be outdone by journali...

Wondering what SOPA Is? Here's 5 Things You Should Know

Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

This post originally appeared at ColorLines. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has got the entire Internet up in arms today. Media justice advocat...

Wikipedia Needs Women

Sarah Stierch | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Sarah Stierch

As I write this, I watch our team of staff and volunteers slowly black out Wikipedia, and I realize what women would have to lose if this blackout became permanent.

SOPA Blackout Fails To Enlist Two Key Sites

Reuters | Sarah McBride and Jasmin Melvin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology

By Sarah McBride and Diane Bartz (Reuters) - Some members of the Congress switched sides to oppose antipiracy legislation as protests b...

What SOPA And PIPA Mean For Women

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Here's what women need to know about the proposed bills and blackout -- and why we stand to be disproportionately affected.

Notorious Hacker Group To Protest SOPA

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology

Dissent over Congress' controversial anti-piracy bills continues to mount. Late Wednesday night, hacker group Anonymous announced that it would go ...

Fixing Protect IP

Jess Coleman | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home
Jess Coleman

While Protect IP and SOPA are significantly flawed, Congress should shake off the misguided criticism and move forward to combat the only big issue that is experiencing bipartisan support.