SOPA

800+ major corporations and U.S. Chamber of Commerce support CISPA

800+ major corporations and U.S. Chamber of Commerce support CISPA

It’s quite sad to say that over 3 million businessesin the United States represented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, not to mention 800+ other major corporations (see below list), all have shown their support for thedisturbing legislation known as CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. This long list includes corporations like Google, Facebook, AT&T, Verizon, […]

Anti-ACTA activists protest across Europe

Anti-ACTA activists protest across Europe

Guy Fawkes masks were on display in cities across Europe yesterday as part of a protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), an international trade agreement on copyright and intellectual property that opponents believe will limit free speech online. Organisers of the protest said about 100,000 people turned up in German cities such as Berlin, […]

SOPA and PIPA Shelved, What About ACTA?

SOPA and PIPA Shelved, What About ACTA?

Support for the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT-IP Act collapsed last week in the face of massive public outcry and a January 18 internet blackout. Google reported that millions people signed its petition against the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Reid postponed a vote on PIPA, prompting a cool response from Sen. Leahy, who […]

US government, music industry websites taken offline by Anonymous

US government, music industry websites taken offline by Anonymous

The day after several major websites staged a mass blackout over proposed United States legislation, namely the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) proposals, members of online activist group Anonymous have knocked US Justice Department, Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) and Universal Music websites offline in apparently coordinated web […]

Bypass SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)

Bypass SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)

A developer who calls himself T Rizk doesn’t have much faith in Congress making the right decision on anti-piracy legislation, so he’s built a work around for the impending censorship measures being considered DeSOPA. The Firefox add-on is stunningly simple as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would block specific domain names (e.g. www.thepiratebay.com) of […]

India orders Net firms to censor themselves

India orders Net firms to censor themselves

Some of the world’s top websites will have to purge themselves of all content that is offensive to Indians by February 6. The companies must update their progress on the effort within two weeks, a court in New Delhi ordered on Saturday, the reports say. The demand is the Indian government’s latest attempt to monitor […]