Hundreds, if not thousands, of websites are expected to go dark or alter themselves Wednesday to protest proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation that many believe goes too far fighting online copyright and trademark infringement.
The Megaupload takedown is dominating headlines, but there is something the incident has overshadowed – large internet corporations and government have censored political websites for years as part of a plan to domesticate the internet.
In the video below, we note that the massive protest this week against SOPA and PIPA should not merely be about government and corporate curtailment of freedom of expression on the internet.
The owners of a handful of popular Internet sites joined together to protest SOPA/PIPA. They blacked out their sites and provided information on the threat to Internet liberty this bill posed.
Sites like Reddit, Wikipedia and thousands of others went dark in protest of the latest attempt at a violent terrorist attack on the internet, the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
The Internet website Megaupload.com, shut down by US authorities over allegations that it illegally peddled copyrighted material, is trying to recover its servers and get back online, a lawyer for the company said on Friday.
Federal authorities shut down one of the Web’s most popular sites Thursday on charges that it illegally shared movies, television shows and e-books, prompting hackers to retaliate by blocking access to several Web sites, including those of the Justic
In looking over Eric Goldman's excellent "linkwrap" of a bunch of recent SOPA/PIPA stories, it pointed me to a News.com article from last month, about how SOPA was really about going after one single site: The Pirate Bay.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) on Friday delayed indefinitely a vote on the Protect IP Act, the proposed anti-piracy legislation that drew a widespread internet revolt Wednesday.
What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume
Despite Google’s support for the anti-SOPA movement, the web giant is already enforcing SOPA-like policies of its own, blacklisting legitimate websites from its news aggregator and following government orders to remove material from its search result
The Justice Department’s shutdown of the popular file-sharing site Megaupload.com reverberated across the Internet Friday, sparking fresh questions for major Web companies while rattling millions of users of sites like it.
After Wednesday’s unprecedented unified online yelp against SOPA and PIPA, Thursday saw a new milestone: the first direct and public activist malware from Anonymous.
Google is experimenting with a new signup form that eliminates the ability to create anonymous accounts. The new form is part of an effort to expand the Google+ social network by automatically adding every new Google account to Google+.
Tim Berners-Lee says US government plan to censor the internet violates human rights.
Anonymous has sure been quiet lately, but today's federal bust of Megaupload riled 'em up good: a retaliatory strike against DoJ.gov (and plenty of other foes) leaving them completely dead.
What SOPA and PIPA are at face value and what they could end up enabling. The heroic founder of Khan Academy—"learn almost anything for free"—explains these two State power grabs on behalf of corporatist pressure groups.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) decided it just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hire somebody who allegedly knows exactly what it takes to buy a senator.
In what the federal authorities called one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought, the Justice Department and the FBI seized the Web site Megaupload and charged seven people connected with it with running an international enterprise bas
RIAA Spokesman Terms Criticism 'Dangerous' and Bad for Democracy
US police state laws for Internet censorship
RIAA - Criticism 'Dangerous' and Bad for Democracy - Public criticism has taken Congress entirely by surprise, and has officials scrambling to revise the bill just enough to get the major Internet companies it threatens to stop their public op
We’ve blacked out the headlines on our website homepage today as part of a global internet protest against two radical anti-piracy bills pending in Congress — legislation that threatens to usher in a chilling internet censorship regime here in the U.
Standing on one of the biggest intersection in town with a sign I could not resist asking her about.
Raw Story entertains on SOPA Blackout day. (Video)
This should be frontpage headlines. http://www.youtube.com/user/dutchsinse?blend=1&ob=5Read Letter
Amid significant pressure from tens of thousands of internet users and major web behemoths like Google, Facebook, and Reddit, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is, in its current form, Dead on Arrival:
"...so that we can publicly demonstrate our collective dismay at the unprecedented attack currently being made on the Internet and our industry."
Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs alr
Barely dented by the Censorship Protest, brave websites 'go dark' in protest of the 'Stop Online Piracy Act' and the 'Protect Internet Providers Act' - will this make a difference in your day?