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Startups, VCs Call For “Fresh Perspective” On Piracy Legislation

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In the aftermath of the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, a long list of organizations have sent a letter to Congress asking members to “take a breath” before they trying to push through new piracy legislation. The letter argues that the “wide variety of...
Startups, VCs Call For “Fresh Perspective” On Piracy Legislation

Harry Reid Wants a Bigger, Badder Version of SOPA/PIPA

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., still licking wounds form last week's defea of the Protect IP Act and its House counterpart the Stop Online Piracy Act, is reportedly working on an even more sinister, Internet-regulating bill. Few details have been publicly disclosed about the latest push by legislative Democrats...
Harry Reid Wants a Bigger, Badder Version of SOPA/PIPA

ACTA Vote Tomorrow: Copyright Law Looks Dead, but It Won't Lie Down

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ACTA, the proposed European anti-counterfeit law, is up for vote in European Parliament tomorrow. After widespread protests in the wake of the defeat of SOPA and PIPA in the U.S., four of the major European parties now publicly oppose ACTA. But the largest, the conservative European People’s Party, is now...
ACTA Vote Tomorrow: Copyright Law Looks Dead, but It Won't Lie Down

NBCUniversal Pirates NBCUniversal SNL Skit That NBCUniversal Refuses To Put Online

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Danny Sullivan has an amusing blog post about his attempt to track down a Saturday Night Live skit that he wanted to watch online. Given how key the online audience has been to SNL over the past five years, you would think that, by now, NBCUniversal would have this process...
NBCUniversal Pirates NBCUniversal SNL Skit That NBCUniversal Refuses To Put Online

We Don't Have A 'Wild West' Internet Now, But We Will If SOPA Or Similar Is Passed

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Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France, has the sad distinction of being in the vanguard when it comes to really bad ideas concerning the Internet. On his initiative, France became the testing-ground for the three-strikes approach of throwing people off the Internet upon multiple accusations of copyright infringement, without the...
We Don't Have A 'Wild West' Internet Now, But We Will If SOPA Or Similar Is Passed
Rep. Darrell Issa opens up secretive intellectual property “treaty”, ACTA, to the public

No, Netflix Has NOT Formed A Pro-SOPA SuperPAC

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Okay, can we kill this story quickly? There's a ton of buzz going around claiming that Netflix has built up a Super PAC to promote a pro-SOPA agenda. As far as I can tell, this is simply not true. It started from a report in Politico, which mentioned (accurately) that...
No, Netflix Has NOT Formed A Pro-SOPA SuperPAC

Anti-SOPA, PIPA lawmakers want Internet Bill of Rights

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Sen Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa said today that they want a Bill of Rights to protect Web users against censorship and those that would limit their online freedoms. [Read more]...
Anti-SOPA, PIPA lawmakers want Internet Bill of Rights

Berners-Lee: Don't let record labels upset web openness

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We mustn't allow record companies' fear that their business model isn't working to upset the openness of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee told Wired.co.uk in a press conference at W3C. The inventor of the web was referring to recent controversial pieces of legislation, including SOPA and PIPA in the US,...
Berners-Lee: Don't let record labels upset web openness

SOPA and PIPA prompt Reddit, Mozilla, and 73 others to ask Congress to halt work on intellectual property laws

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A coalition of 75 groups including Reddit, Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, Open Congress, and Human Rights Watch, have sent an open letter to Congress asking it to put the brakes on intellectual property lawmaking in the wake of the massive backlash against the Stop Online Piracy...
SOPA and PIPA prompt Reddit, Mozilla, and 73 others to ask Congress to halt work on intellectual property laws

Google: friend or foe to the open internet? | James Ball

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It's good that Google's chiefs support web freedom – but given the company's size, we need to keep an eye on itThreats to the open internet from governments and corporations have never before been so grave, Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, told the Guardian in an interview on Sunday:"There are very...
Google: friend or foe to the open internet? | James Ball

Academics Revolt Against Elsevier's Journal Pricing

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Academics are staging a mini-revolt against science and medical journal publisher Elsevier’s terms, and analysts fear the movement could hit parent Reed Elsevier. Over 4,000 researchers have signed a petition against Elsevier practices including charging libraries for bundles of journals rather than individual titles. They also object to Elsevier’s...
Academics Revolt Against Elsevier's Journal Pricing

Sean Parker: Defeating SOPA Was The “Nerd Spring”

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You might not often connect Al Gore and Sean Parker, but the pair took the stage together this afternoon at South by Southwest, and they made similar points — that the democratic system has been broken by a flood of special interest money, and that the Internet could be the...
Sean Parker: Defeating SOPA Was The “Nerd Spring”

Copyright Maximalists Try To Regroup And Figure Out How To 'Fight Back' Against The Public

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One of the more stunning things about the defeat of SOPA/PIPA and what appears to be the likely defeat of ACTA, is how the traditional copyright maximalists still haven't figured out what has happened or what it means. It seems positively unfathomable to them that the public got fed up...
Copyright Maximalists Try To Regroup And Figure Out How To 'Fight Back' Against The Public

Sergey Brin says the internet is under attack by governments, Apple and Facebook

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One of the qualifications for scoring a CE-Oh no 'round here is actually being a CEO -- so Sergey Brin does not receive that honor. We will, however, draw attention to what some might call his hyperbolic ramblings. In an interview with the Guardian, Google's cool uncle said he...
Sergey Brin says the internet is under attack by governments, Apple and Facebook

What You Need to Know About CISPA

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Battle lines are being drawn over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). It's a bill that would make it easier for private companies and the U.S. government to share user information concerning possible cyber threats. Microsoft, Facebook and a host of other technology companies are supporting...
What You Need to Know About CISPA

Google Co-Founder Blasts Entertainment Industry On Piracy

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Instead of the entertainment industry beating up the little guys on the issue of piracy, in 2011 and early 2012 they went for the nuclear legislative option. The ensuing battle for the free flow of information online polarized the Internet. SOPA and PIPA became the acronyms on everyone’s lips and...
Google Co-Founder Blasts Entertainment Industry On Piracy

Open Offer To Chris Dodd & Cary Sherman: Meet The Internet Online And In The Open

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We've covered how the RIAA's Cary Sherman and the MPAA's Chris Dodd have both taken the strategy of first slamming everyone who took part in the internet protests against SOPA/PIPA as somehow being misinformed corporate pawns... but then concluding by expressing a desire to "meet" to discuss solutions. The problem,...
Open Offer To Chris Dodd & Cary Sherman: Meet The Internet Online And In The Open

Tim Berners-Lee tells UK that its latest snooping bill is “destruction of human rights”

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As we noted last week, the UK government is toying around with the idea of introducing laws that would open up email and social networks to more surveillance, in an effort that is claimed to be counter-terroristic. The proposed bills will be mentioned and discussed during the Queen’s speech on...
Tim Berners-Lee tells UK that its latest snooping bill is “destruction of human rights”

Since The RIAA & MPAA Say That A Copy Is Just As Valuable As The Original, Send Them A Copy Of Money

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As a bunch of folks have been pointing out, in response to the Paul Graham essay on property that we were just discussing, a guy by the name of Jake Gold set up SendThemYourMoney.com, which is a site encouraging you to send "money" to the RIAA/MPAA. But... by "money" he...
Since The RIAA & MPAA Say That A Copy Is Just As Valuable As The Original, Send Them A Copy Of Money

Life Liberty and Blazing Broadband

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Internet Freedom is a fairly obtuse concept. But ask anyone under the age of twenty five abouut the things that are important to them in the world today and you'll heard strands of Internet Freedom in their words. I met with a politician from a farm state the other day....
Life Liberty and Blazing Broadband

The decline of traditional media [Infographic]

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When was the last time you bought a print newspaper, a book or a DVD? If you are reading these lines, chances are your media diet is mostly digital. Yet, these changes have deep implications – not only for the media industry, which sees ad dollars slowly migrate, but also...
The decline of traditional media [Infographic]

Netflix Says Its PAC is About Privacy, Not About SOPA

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From the “yes, sometimes big companies like to influence the way government works” file: After a day of not commenting about its newly formed political action committee, Netflix has come out with a statement about FLIXPAC, after all. In short: The company, which has been steadily ramping up its lobbying...
Netflix Says Its PAC is About Privacy, Not About SOPA

DailyDirt: It's Time To Open Up Access To Academic Journals

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It's kind of ridiculous when researchers actually have to pay to read journal articles about their own research online, but that's how academic publishing works. Even worse, the costs of access are obscenely high, limiting the readership to mostly people with access to libraries that can afford to pay the...
DailyDirt: It's Time To Open Up Access To Academic Journals

A Day In The Life Of Alexis Ohanian, Hero Of The Internet

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Alexis Ohanian co-founded Reddit, and sold it to Conde Nast. Now he has a new publishing venture, Breadpig, and he's turned into chief evangelist of the Internet. When the SOPA/PIPA debates were raging, Ohanian was one of the must public voices fighting against the legislation. As one of the busiest,...
A Day In The Life Of Alexis Ohanian, Hero Of The Internet
Stop Clubbing, Baby Seals: The Rise Of The Internet’s Self-Defense Militia

CISPA advances in House, as EFF decries bill's revisions

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On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved a rules vote that will allow a full vote on Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) to take place, likely on Friday. House Democrats have started to voice their opposition after Wednesday’s strong statement from the White House against the controversial bill...
CISPA advances in House, as EFF decries bill's revisions

MPAA Using Megaupload Case as Backdoor SOPA, Court Hears

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Demand Progress is joining the Megaupload case as a non-party. The group has filed a brief refuting claims made by the MPAA, and asking the Court to consider the many innocent users who are still unable to access their personal files. The MPAA previously told the court that Megaupload users...
MPAA Using Megaupload Case as Backdoor SOPA, Court Hears

News Corp. Wonders If There Could Possibly Be Any Arguments Against Anti-Piracy Efforts

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The International Institute of Communications is hosting a particularly one-sided "roundtable seminar" in Hong Kong this week about "content piracy." Just from that phrase, you should know the deck has been stacked against a reasoned analysis of the nature of internet communications. So, it shouldn't be a surprise that the...
News Corp. Wonders If There Could Possibly Be Any Arguments Against Anti-Piracy Efforts

Isolationist no more: The Internet goes to Washington

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Today’s launch of a new think tank call DisCo that wants to educate Congress about disruptive technologies is just one of several new efforts proposed by the Internet and startup community to get their voices heard. No longer will the conversation between Silicon Valley and DC rely solely on big...
Isolationist no more: The Internet goes to Washington
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