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Friday Night Lights Turns Into Sunday Afternoon Blackout

David Fagin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Sports
David Fagin

When the Superdome went dark for over half an hour, and the Baltimore Ravens had a 22-point lead over the San Francisco 49ers, there were many theories flying through the social media landscape as to what caused it.

Michael McAuliff

Big Business Abandons Privacy Advocates In Cybersecurity Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's a big difference between the cybersecurity bill that the House will be begin debating Thursday and the online piracy measures th...

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.

Tech Sector Unified in Protecting Innovation and Combating Piracy

Rey Ramsey | Posted 04.10.2012 | Technology
Rey Ramsey

As word of the risks spread among entrepreneurs, investors, academics, cybersecurity experts and consumers learned about the risk, the sector came together. That is no small feat. This is an industry that has nearly 6 million jobs all throughout the nation.

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.

Constitution Check: When the Internet Went Dark, What Was the Constitutional Meaning?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

January 18 may well go down in history as the dawn of a new age of First Amendment-shielded political agitation via the Web, but at the same time as the twilight of constitutional protection for "the public domain."

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.

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.

WATCH: Teens Sound Off On SOPA And Internet Censorship

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Teens have spoken -- and when it comes to SOPA, they've spoken loudly. More than any other recent legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act has given ri...

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.

Internet Clicks Beat Old Guard

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Outspent but hardly outgunned, online and high-tech companies triggered an avalanche of Internet clicks to force Congress to shelve...

Pirate or Pioneer? My Daily Downloads Are Illegal -- For Now

| Anonymous | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Battle Over SOPA Shows Why Corporations Need First Amendment Protection

Peter Scheer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Call this new institution, the corporate power brokers of Silicon Valley and other digital meccas across the country, the Fifth Estate. Pulling the plug on SOPA was the occasion for their political coming out.

Coming Out of the Black

Diane Russell | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Diane Russell

With major websites going dark to protest SOPA, it's a good time to note that another of the nation's hottest technology issues is quickly moving from push to shove, complete with accusations of double-dealing government agencies and conflicts of interest.

Anti-Piracy Bill Causes Consternation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act (PIPA), have ignited widespread online protests--yet there is consid...

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.

Key Supporters Abandon Anti-Piracy Legislation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Joining other lawmakers, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced Wednesday that he would no longer support the Protect IP Act, amid widespread online prot...

WATCH: Glenn Beck Weighs In On SOPA

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media

And now, the SOPA commentary you've all been waiting for. Glenn Back slammed the controversial anti-piracy bill on his internet talk show on Wednes...

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 ...

How To Access Wikipedia During The Blackout

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology

If you've attempted to visit one of the 3.8 million articles in the English-language version of Wikipedia today, then you already know that the site h...

#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...

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.