Stop Online Piracy Act

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…

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?

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.

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.

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.

PIPA vote canceled by Sen. Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has canceled the January 24 vote on the "PROTECT IP Act" (PIPA).

SOPA/PIPA blackout: By the numbers

Whether or not Wednesday's SOPA/PIPA blackout was a success remains to be seen, so we'll let the statistics surrounding the action speak for themselves.
Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg speaks out against SOPA, rediscovers Twitter

While Facebook management remained silent regarding any potential blackout prior to today's protests, CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke out against the bills earlier today.
Social Media

SOPA vs. soap: Twitter users get it wrong, make bad jokes

Words are hard, as the confusion on Twitter about the difference between "SOPA" (the controversial anti-piracy bill) and "soap" so proves.