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  • Google Joins SOPA Protests
    Unlike Wikipedia, Reddit and a host of other Web companies, Google won't go dark on Wednesday to protest controversial anti-piracy legislation. But the search giant says it plans to campai ...
  • Tech Companies Rally Against Anti-Piracy Bills
    Web companies don't always do the best job of explaining their stands on policy matters to the public. Issues like net neutrality, for instance, or policies regarding broadband competition, privac ...
  • Wikipedia Plans Protest Blackout
    Wikipedia isn’t the only Web company opposed to the antipiracy legislation being debated in Congress. Come Wednesday, however, it will be the only one voluntarily shutting down for 24 hou ...
  • Murdoch Hits Obama, Google On "Piracy"
    Rupert Murdoch’s new twitter account is clearly God’s gift to the media. After bashing his decision to buy MySpace in ‘05, the News Corp. chairman fired a barrage of accusatio ...
  • Piracy Bill Backer Stands Fast
    Amid intense criticism from Google and Facebook, Reuters talks with the lawmaker behind a far-reaching online piracy bill. "It is amazing to me that the opponents apparently don't want ...
  • Leahy Suggests Revising Protect-IP Act
    Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is preparing to perform some surgery on the controversial Protect-IP Act now pending in the Senate. The Democrat from Vermont said tod ...
  • Reddit Plans Blackout To Protest Anti-Piracy Bills
    Reddit intends to black out its site for 12 hours next Wednesday, administrators said this week. The move marks the social news site's latest attempt to rally opposition to t ...
  • Tech Companies Mull Blackout To Protest Anti-Piracy Law
    Tech companies like Google, Twitter and Amazon have made no secret of their opposition to anti-piracy proposals currently under consideration on Capitol Hill. So far, however, their efforts have be ...
  • Backlash Spurs GoDaddy To Change Stance On SOPA
    Faced with boycott threats, domain registrar GoDaddy said this afternoon that it no longer backs the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. "Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance, whi ...
  • House Judiciary Committee Delays SOPA Vote
    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee decided this afternoon to delay voting on the controversial anti-piracy bill Stop Online Piracy Act until at least next week. As of no ...
  • Silicon Valley Backs Wyden-Issa Approach To 'Rogue' Sites
    A coalition of nine of the largest Web companies are backing the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act -- an anti-piracy proposal unveiled last week by Se ...
  • Lawmakers Float New Anti-Piracy Bill, MPAA Opposes
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have been among the most vocal opponents of PROTECT-IP and SOPA -- anti-piracy proposals currently pending in the Senate and Hous ...
  • Global Piracy Still Problem As Walled Gardens Come Down
    Interesting post here about the differences between U.S. video streaming habits and ROW (the rest of the world).  While Netflix dominates mainstream entertainment downloading in the U.S., BitTorrent and simil ...
  • Business Software Alliance Backpedals On Piracy Bill
    The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act lost some key support this week when the Business Software Alliance said that "much work" remains to be done on the proposal. ...
  • Google Lawyer: Piracy Act Would Enable Copyright Trolls
    Last week, Google lawyer Katherine Oyama told a House panel that one reason to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act is that the bill makes it more likely that so-call ...
  • More Lawmakers - Including Pelosi - Come Out Against 'Dangerous' Piracy Bill
    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has added her voice to the list of lawmakers who have lined up against the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. "Need to find a bett ...
  • House Panel Debates Anti-Piracy Bill
    Tech companies, digital rights advocates, Internet engineers and law professors rallied on Wednesday against a pending House bill that would allow the government to target "rogue" sites. ...
  • Web Companies Warn Anti-Piracy Proposal Threatens Innovation
    A coalition of Web companies including AOL, Google, Mozilla and Zynga are warning lawmakers that anti-piracy proposals in the House and Senate would jeopardize "law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies ...
  • Viacom Tells Appeals Court YouTube 'Welcomed Infringement'
    Viacom on Tuesday asked a federal appellate court to revive a lawsuit accusing Google's YouTube of infringing copyright by allowing users to post infringing clips on the platform. ...
  • Online Piracy: How Big A Problem Is It?
    The impact of online piracy is massive. According to a report from CNBC, online piracy results in a loss of $16 billion in lost revenue on an annual basis. Conte ...
  • Can Spotify Stop Music Piracy?
    Is Spotify -- which just debuted stateside -- curing the world of music piracy? TorrentFreak thinks so. When the streaming music service launched in 2008, TorrentFreak branded it "an alternati ...
  • Google Speaks Out On Piracy
    Google removes millions of links to pages that infringe on copyright issues each year, but it would become "unworkable" for it to block entire sites to curb piracy, the Mounta ...
  • Change Coming To U.K. Piracy Laws For Search Engines
    A communications bill being considered by lawmakers in the U.K. could make copyright laws more stringent. Tim Bradshaw tells us that in a speech on Wednesday, Jeremy Hunt -- t ...
  • The Shady State Of Copyright Protection
    These days, how is content piracy being addressed online? Well, since the beginning of 2010, some 200,000 BitTorrent users have been sued in mass file-sharing lawsuits by "copyright trolls," accordi ...
  • Industry Bigs Form 'Grassroots' Group To Fight Piracy
    A new entertainment industry group called Creative America has been formed to combat content piracy. Citing such statistics as Web sites trafficking in stolen film and TV content getting near ...
  • ISPs Agree To Crack Down On File-Sharers
    Major Internet service providers will start sending warnings to subscribers who allegedly infringe copyright online under a new anti-piracy initiative announced on Thursday by the Motion Picture Association of Ameri ...
  • Venture Capitalists Oppose Anti-Piracy Bill
    A pending bill aimed at curbing online piracy would "put American innovators and investors at a clear disadvantage in the global economy," a coalition of venture capitalists and Internet exper ...
  • Anti-Piracy Act Racks Up Critics -- From Digital Rights Groups To Web Engineers
    A controversial anti-piracy measure, the Protect IP Act, might have drawn the backing of the entertainment industry, but a growing number of critics including digital rights groups, prominent Internet enginee ...
  • Group M Introduces Anti-Piracy Policy For Digital Buys
    GroupM has adopted a new digital media buying policy. ...
  • Senators Question Mobile Privacy Practices
    Given the current state of the law, the Federal Trade Commission might be powerless to prevent many app developers from collecting or selling information about mobile users, consumer protection chi ...