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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Ireland Signs Controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ Into Law; Kicks Off New Censorship Regime   —  Remember how EMI sued the Irish government for failing to pass a SOPA-like law that will force ISPs to act as copyright cops and censor and block access to websites that the entertainment industry doesn't like?
Feb 29, 2012, 11:55 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges   —  As we noted last month, the community at Reddit responded to the whole SOPA mess by deciding that they should collaborate to write their own piece of legislation that protects internet freedoms.
Feb 25, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Joshua L. Weinstein / The Wrap:
MPAA's Chris Dodd Extends SOPA Olive Branch to Silicon Valley   —  MPAA Chief Chris Dodd made a peace overture to Silicon Valley Wednesday, telling an audience that “Hollywood is pro-technology and pro-Internet.”  —  But he also made clear the legislative battle against piracy wasn't over …
Feb 24, 2012, 6:30 AMIn context
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Votizen Gets a Celebrity Round of Funding to Connect Social Media and Politics   —  American politics in the age of the Super PAC is all about money.  But meanwhile over on the Internet, connecting and mobilizing networks of people is easier than ever.  —  (See: the SOPA and PIPA online protests …
Feb 24, 2012, 12:45 AMIn context
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Post SOPA, influential tech investor favors ‘blacklisting’ pirate sites   —  Fred Wilson told gathering of media execs, if they try to pass antipiracy legislation it will once again be ‘war.’  —  Fred Wilson, a well-known venture capitalist from New York, said yesterday he's in favor of creating …
Feb 15, 2012, 3:10 PMIn context
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Piracy Doesn't Affect US Box Office Returns, Study Finds   —  With their unconditional support for SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, Hollywood is pressing hard for new legislation to curb piracy.  The studios want ‘rogue’ websites to be censored and are calling on Google and Internet providers to take responsibility.
Feb 10, 2012, 12:25 PMIn context
Jim Harper / Cato @ Liberty:
The Senate's SOPA Counterattack?:  Cybersecurity the Undoing of Privacy   —  The Daily Caller reports that Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is planning another effort at Internet regulation—right on the heels of the SOPA/PIPA debacle.  The article seems calculated to insinuate that a follow …
Feb 9, 2012, 2:35 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
PolitiFact Trashes Lamar Smith: Says His Claims About Economic Impact Of Piracy Are Flat Out False   —  We've pointed out before that Lamar Smith based his entire argument for why SOPA was needed on misleading or simply incorrect claims — but who are we to say that?
Feb 7, 2012, 11:30 PMIn context
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
SOPA and PIPA prompt Reddit, Mozilla, and 73 others to ask Congress to halt work on intellectual property laws   —  A coalition of 75 groups including Reddit, Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, Open Congress, and Human Rights Watch, have sent an open letter …
Feb 6, 2012, 6:50 PMIn context
Nancy Scola / The Atlantic Online:
The Interview: Aneesh Chopra   —  The outgoing chief technology officer of the United States talks SOPA, open government, and MacGyvering an innovations policy for the country.  —  When the president needs advice on technology policy, he calls on Aneesh Chopra.
Feb 6, 2012, 3:20 PMIn context

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