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Wikipedia Makes Bold Move Over 'Net Censorship Bill

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that domain names belonging to Wikipedia and Wikia would be transferred off of GoDaddy, an Internet domain reg...

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...

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: The Obama Girl's Newest Song | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The original Obama girl is back. Leah Kauffman, the singer-songwriter who wrote and recorded the 2007 viral sensation "I Got a Crush...

Don't Break the Internet

Mark Lemley | Posted 02.20.2012 | Technology
Mark Lemley

Copyright and trademark infringement on the Internet is a very real problem, and IP owners need tools to deal with that problem. But the power to break the Internet shouldn't be among them.

Zach Carter

Bipartisan Group Casts Bizarre Pro-Porn Vote | Zach Carter | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers directed the federal government to deploy radical new powers to enforce and protect cop...

Rep. Polis On SOPA: 'The Internet Is For Porn'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) knows a thing or two about the internet. After graduating from Princeton, Polis proceeded to make millions dabbling in...

Zach Carter

Vote On Internet Censorship Bill Delayed | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After two days of debate, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) abruptly halted a key hearing on the Stop Online Pira...

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...

Stop Protecting Criminal Behavior: Why the Critics Are Wrong About the Stop Online Piracy Act

Michael O'Leary | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Michael O'Leary

Criticism of the Stop Online Piracy Act usually falls under four major categories. When compared to the facts, these charges just do not hold up.

OPEN Act Falls Short for Artists and Creators

Sandra Aistars | Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment
Sandra Aistars

The process, hurdles and cost burdens proposed by the OPEN Act make this an unworkable alternative for artists and creators.

Zach Carter

Congress Threatens Foundation Of Internet | Zach Carter | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Ryan Grim contributed reporting WASHINGTON -- A month ago, Google lobbyist Katherine Oyama absorbed one of the more unusual congressional tongue-la...

Internet Users, Free Speech Experts, Petition Against SOPA

Edward J. Black | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The vote scheduled for Thursday would be a dangerous blow against the Internet and all those who depend on it for legitimate business, communications and commentary.

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Yet Another Stealth Maneuver to Control the Internet

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.10.2012 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons ...

Eric Cantor Quietly Finds Success In Hollywood

Roll Call | Jonathan Strong | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Politically, Hollywood is known for glitzy fundraisers for Democrats, like Steven Spielberg and David Geffen headlining A-list events to benefit Presi...

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Class War in Cyberspace

Dean Baker | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would place an enormous burden not just on Internet giants like Google and Facebook, but any website that allows people to post content or includes links to other sites.

Could Online Piracy Act Hurt Small Tech Companies?

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2011 | Small Business

(By Stephanie Rabiner) - You've likely heard a lot about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the last few days, and chances are the chatter isn't goi...

9 Tech Giants That Support 'Net Censorship Bill

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 11.18.2011 | Technology

Debate over a House of Representatives bill called the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) has created a deep divide between supporters and detractors in ...

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.

Google Stands Up To SOPA

Posted 11.17.2011 | Technology

By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc warned U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that proposed legislation to crack down on foreign websites sel...

Controversial Piracy Bill Divides Tech Community

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.16.2011 | Technology

New legislation to combat online piracy has created outrage in the tech community. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, as well as a slew of bloggers and lar...