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WTF: Beginning in July, ISP’s will start monitoring and policing user activity

The entertainment industry are some sneaky bastards - yeah, I am looking at you RIAA. So, remember the whole SOPA thing where we came together as one Internet to stop the evils of Hollywood bribing lawmakers to track our online activities and shut down sites like Tumblr, Reddit and YouTube?

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The Oatmeal illustrates why piracy is so successful

Piracy is a big problem. So much so that recent times on the web have become turbulent from national online strikes to combat legislation that impedes innovation and Internet freedoms in the name of protecting copyright laws, to the shut down of websites that contribute to piracy and many others closing their virtual doors in fear of what may happen to them.

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Petition the White House to end #ACTA and to protect our rights online

News about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is starting to gain a lot of traction. I talked about it earlier today, pointing out major concerns expressed by the global community on how harmful this agreement is, on an International scope affecting many countries who have signed on to it, including the United States.

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Another day, another problem: Why ACTA is a threat to Internet freedom

You may have never heard of ACTA before, I know I haven’t. ACTA stands for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and due to the recent events and publicity of SOPA and PIPA, attention has been drawn to ACTA, which after reading about it appears to be just as bad if not worse than SOPA.

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Help petition the White House to investigate MPAA bribery claims

This past week during the height of the Internet and Congress coming to a head on the SOPA and PIPA bills, the deep pockets of Hollywood spoke out. Those in Hollywood, specifically the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) made their point clear to Congress that if they aren’t going to support their controversial anti-piracy bills that they won’t support them in return.

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Success! SOPA & PIPA get pulled from Congress indefinitely

I have great news! House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) who is the author and sponsor of SOPA, made a statement this afternoon that he is pulling SOPA from the House “until there is wider agreement on a solution.”

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BitShare is back up, after our 24hr #SOPAstrike

When I first went on SOPA Strike it was just after midnight on Wednesday, with the intention on striking with my custom message up to stop SOPA for 24 hours. I ended up keeping the message up all last night as well, so all in all, it was well over 24 hours of striking the horrible SOPA and PIPA bills. I am happy I did too.

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#SOPAStrike, the time has come!

Ok, so this is it folks. It’s about half hour past midnight EST my time, January 18, so my SOPA STRIKE starts now. This will be my last post for the next 24-hrs so that I can stand in solidarity to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills. I have added a huge message to this blog so that anyone visiting will see it. I ask that you please read it, do your part and please share it on all your social networks to help get the message out.

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The MPAA is crying like a little kid who isn’t getting their way

Now this is funny! Look who is acting like a little kid who didn’t get their way and is now throwing a hissy fit. It’s the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). They have spent millions of dollars lobbying Congress to push SOPA and PIPA so that they can finally have all the power they need, and now that the Internet is reacting in unison to fight back, the MPAA is starting to panic.

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Support our memes, stop SOPA

This is cute, a propaganda-esque poster to help spread the word about SOPA and PIPA. Created by 21st Games, they took the time to create this neat poster before the Jan18 black out tomorrow. Help save our memes, and stop SOPA!

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Google joins the Jan18 SOPA protest, Facebook remains quiet

Great news on the SOPA Protest front; Google made a statement that they will be posting a message on the Google home page (search page) with information on SOPA, hopefully drawing even more light to the SOPA and PIPA bills that are going to be protested tomorrow, January 18.

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Wikipedia confirms blackout in protest of SOPA on January 18

It looks like Wikipedia just confirmed that the huge Internet resource and information website is going to do a blackout on January 18 in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales sent out a tweet a couple of hours ago saying “Student warning! Do your homework early. Wikipedia protesting bad law on Wednesday! #sopa.”

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The White House finally chimes in on SOPA

Well, it only took over a 100K signatures on two petitions using the official White House petition tool to get a response from the White House on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). I’m sure along with all the other news and fury recently including the petitions, the Obama Administration must have felt the need to finally speak up and make a statement. Thankfully their response is in favor of those that oppose SOPA.

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Reddit will go black on January 18 to protest SOPA

Hey Congress, yeah you — you broke Reddit. You will break the rest of the Internet too if you aren’t careful. What’s this about you say? It’s about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In a blog post earlier today, Reddit made the very tough decision that on January 18 they will go black in protest of this piece of legislation.

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The OPEN Act is backed by Facebook, Google and others to fight SOPA

The entire web community has denounced the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in many ways, but the fight continues later this month as Congress should be meeting again to vote on SOPA. In light of this horribly written proposal backed by Big Media, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are now offering an alternative to SOPA called the OPEN Act.

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