Stop Online Piracy Act

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.

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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 lucky stars.

Opinion

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, Reddit.com has confirmed with Digital Trends that it still plans to blackout the popular site on Wednesday, in protest of the equally-controversial Protect IP Act…

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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.

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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.

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Reddit admins announce January 18 blackout to protest SOPA

Reddit admins, fearful of the threat of SOPA, have planned a site blackout for January 18 in order to amplify the community's voice.

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SOPA sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith to SOPA opponents: You don’t matter

Rep. Lamar Smith, the chief sponsor of the 'Stop Online Piracy Act' (SOPA), has dismissed the opposition to SOPA as illegitimate and of minor importance.

Opinion

Exclusive: Capcom confirms support for SOPA [Update: Epic Games denounces SOPA]

Capcom USA has confirmed with Digital Trends that it supports the contentious Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Nintendo, Sony, EA, and other members of the pro-SOPA Entertainment Software Association have so far remained silent on the issue.

Gaming

Anti-SOPA activists launch GoDaddy boycott [update: GoDaddy flips on SOPA]

SOPA opponents have launched a concerted boycott of domain name registrar GoDaddy after its support for the anti-piracy legislation became widely publicized.

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The 439 organizations SOPA opponents should worry about [updated]

More than 400 organizations have publicly expressed support of the contentious Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), or the passage of other similar anti-piracy legislation. Here's the complete list.

Opinion

SOPA vote delayed indefinitely [Update: next HJC markup on Dec. 21]

A full vote on the contentious 'Stop Online Piracy Act,' known more commonly as SOPA, has been delayed until at least next week, and possibly until 2012.

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Wikipedia may blackout all articles to protest SOPA

SOPA backlash: The Wikipedia community is considering a complete blackout of all English-language articles as an attempt to fight back against the contentious "Stop Online Piracy Act."

Social Media

Mozilla asks users to join ‘Stop SOPA & PIPA’ campaign

Following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook, Tumblr and other tech companies, Mozilla is taking steps to help block the passage of SOPA and PIPA, legislation that have the potential to fundamentally change the Internet.

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