SOPA
Opinion

On ‘The Day We Fight Back,’ can we knock the NSA the same way we stomped SOPA?

Can the Internet do to the NSA what it did to the Stop Online Piracy Act? The 'Day We Fight Back' campaign hopes the answer is yes. Unfortunately for us all, it seems more likely to be the opposite.
Web

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ censored from Web on Internet Freedom Day

A video of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech uploaded in honor of Internet Freedom Day has been removed from Vimeo for a Terms of Service violation.
Trash

CES kingpin Gary Shapiro talks privacy, patent trolls and the future of the largest tech show in America

Nobody knows CES better than Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association. We talked to him at the opening day of CES to get his take on innovation, user privacy, Washington politics, and the role of CES in the…
Computing

7 ways the PC changed forever in 2012

Though the spotlight was largely on tablets and smartphones this year, 2012 brought a number of changes to the PC world that will hugely impact computers in 2013.
Web

SOPA, COPPA, and other ways Washington tangled with the Web in 2012

From SOPA, to the failed U.N. Internet takeover, 2012 has been a monumental year for the relationship between the Web and the powers that be in Washington D.C. Here are the five biggest moments.
Web

New bill aims to keep Washington’s grubby mitts off the Internet for 2 years

California Rep. Darrell Issa has released a draft of a new piece of legislation that would prevent Congress from imposing new rules on the Internet for two years. But would such a bill really have the desired effect?
Web

Sorry, Internet, SOPA had zero effect on election day results

Blockage of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) may have served as the Web's defining political moment of the year, but the anti-SOPA movement appears to have had little to no effect on Congressional elections, with 21 out of 24 SOPA…
Web

Why Kim Dotcom chose the Me.ga domain

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom seems to have found a legal loophole that will allow him to relaunch Megaupload under the new domain Me.ga. And it is precisely this kind of loophole that the now-defunct SOPA anti-piracy bill was trying to…
Web

How to install the Internet Defense League ‘cat signal’ on your Tumblr blog

Step-by-step instructions for installing the Internet Defense League's "cat signal" on your Tumblr blog.
Features

State of the Web: Will the Web wilt when it’s no longer wild?

Online, the open range is giving way to cities and subdivisions, and the fight to control the rules of our new communities starts with a simple question: What do you want the Web to become?
Opinion

SOPA is NOT back — but IPAA could still be a problem

Despite what you may have read, Rep. Lamar Smith's Intellectual Property Attache Act is not SOPA in disguise.
Movies & TV

SOPA sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith unveils new intellectual property bill

Once part of SOPA, Rep. Lamar Smith's "Intellectual Property Attache Act" seeks to further spread U.S. copyright protections around the world.