Internet, meet the new ploy to pass the next SOPA

A new study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Intellectual Property Center puts jobs at the center of the debate around intellectual property protection.


CISPA and SOPA like ‘apples and oranges,’ say chief co-sponsors

CISPA co-sponsors Rep. Mike Rogers (D-MI) and Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD) say allegations that CISPA is like SOPA are entirely unfounded.


Let’s start something: Google takes proactive approach to Internet activism

Google's Internet "evangelist" Vint Cerf wants to get Web users talking about what the Internet really is.


CISPA is not the new SOPA: Here’s why

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is being compared to SOPA for the outrage it's generating online. But a few key differences between the fight against SOPA and the fight against CISPA should give any opponent pause.


SOPA returns in secret back-room dealings, says MPAA’s Chris Dodd

Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Chris Dodd has admitted that efforts to revive SOPA, or a similar bill, are currently in the works.


SOPA and PIPA return… as toilet paper

A Kickstarter project hopes to revive SOPA and PIPA in a form they deserve: toilet paper.


Anonymous, Occupy launch ‘Our Polls’ campaign against SOPA, PIPA, NDAA supporters in Congress

Anonymous and the Occupy Movement have joined forces to defeat congressional supporters of SOPA, PIPA, and NDAA this November.


Why every SOPA opponent should buy Jim Gaffigan’s new comedy album

Like Louis C.K., comedian Jim Gaffigan will offer his new comedy album, "Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe," direct to fans via his website. Here's how supporting this album, and other artists who choose the risky path of direct distribution, can change the entire…

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Mozilla, WordPress, 73 others urge Congress to kill SOPA and PIPA for good

A group of 75 companies, organizations, and individuals have written a letter to Congress, imploring lawmakers to abandon SOPA and PIPA entirely, and to abandon the one-side debate surrounding intellectual property law altogether.


Occupy this: 5 Internet regulations we need to destroy

SOPA and PIPA may be on the ropes, but the Internet still needs your help. Here, five government efforts that threaten to dramatically change our online world — and how to fight back against them.


SOPA blackout infographic shows the power of online activism

A new infographic from Frugal Dad reveals the full extent of the January 18 Web protest against the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) and the "PROTECT IP Act" (PIPA). See it below.


Can online activists eliminate politicians that don’t understand the Internet?

While political leaders continue to propose new bills that refine Internet freedom and privacy, one social, Internet organization plans to use political action committees to influence popular public opinion.


Megaupload effect: FileSonic drops file sharing, drops the US

Following Megaupoad's shut down, FileSonic has disabled all file-sharing, and has blocked access to US users.


Weekly Rewind: SOPA blackout raises awareness, Facebook launches Open Graph, Apple takes on textbooks with iBooks 2

This week we experienced widespread Internet panic following the SOPA protect blackout, saw the launch of Facebook's Open Graph, and learned about Apple's plans to revolutionize educational textbooks.


SOPA stopped: Chief sponsor delays action indefinitely

Rep. Lamar Smith, chief sponsor of the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA), says he will delay further action on the controversial anti-piracy bill until further consensus can be reached.