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SOPA can try to stop Internet innovation, but it will fail

Dmitry Shapiro tells us how legislation killed a company he founded, that the Internet will continue to invent anyway, and introduces us to his new site MingleWing, which could be easily in SOPA's clutches.

Desperate for knowledge? Here’s how to use Wikipedia today

If you just can't go 24 hours without Wikipedia, here are a few workarounds at your disposal.

Sen. Marco Rubio drops support of PIPA, a bill he co-sponsored [Update: 2nd Sen. backs down]

In an early sign that the mass online blackout in protest of the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) and the "PROTECT IP Act" (PIPA) is working, PIPA co-sponsor Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has pulled his support for the Senate's controversial…

January 18 SOPA/PIPA blackout: A quick guide

More than 7,000 sites are going "black" to protest the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) and the "PROTECT IP Act" (PIPA). Here's everything you need to know.

SOPA lives: Rep. Lamar Smith to resume markup hearings in February

Despite indications that the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) had been "shelved" indefinitely, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the chief sponsor of the bill, says House Judiciary Committee markup on SOPA will resume next month.

Google to protest SOPA/PIPA on its home page on Wednesday

Google will use its home page to protest the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) and the "PROTECT IP Act" (PIPA) on Wednesday, the company has announced.

Twitter will not join Jan. 18 SOPA/PIPA blackout — good!

Twitter's Dick Costolo says the micro-blogging platform will not join in the January 18 blackout protest against the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). Activists were outraged, but they should be counting their…

SOPA vs. PIPA: Anti-piracy bills, uproar explained

The fight against potential online censorship in the US has shifted from the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) to the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), now that SOPA is on the ropes. Here, an explanation of what these bills are, what the critics fear they…

Wikipedia to black out all 3.8 million English-language pages to protest PIPA

Wikipedia will blackout all 3,847,673 of its English-language articles in protest of the Protect IP Act (PIPA), according to co-founder Jimmy Wales.

SOPA ‘shelved’ indefinitely, but Reddit’s Jan. 18 blackout is still on, as PIPA fight continues [Update: Wikipedia joins blackout]

With a vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) delayed indefinitely due to political pressure, has confirmed with Digital Trends that it still plans to blackout the popular site on Wednesday, in protest of the…

Rupert Murdoch critical of White House stance on SOPA

Rupert Murdoch posts a series of tweets responding to the recent stance taken by the White House toward potentially harmful cybersecurity legislation that is embodied by SOPA.

White House comments on SOPA, won’t support harmful legislation

The White House takes a position against potentially harmful legislation like SOPA while House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pledges that there will be no vote on the controversial bill until a compromise has been reached.