Stop Online Piracy Act

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 ‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.