Facebook did not support the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) nor the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), but it does support the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Here's why.
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SOPA-like legislation wasn't the right way to fight piracy. But won't a better solution still require some compromises?
A while ago I wrote about what Asia needs to know about the Protect IP Act, as well as the Stop Online Piracy Act, also known as SOPA.It is also fascinating to watch the events of the last few days where SOPA and PIPA were on the verge of being introduced as legislation in the U.
The online riot against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has seen more online properties defaced, with fan sites for pop stars Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus being vandalised by hackers.
The Attorney-General's Department has answered Greens Party concerns that a Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), like that in the US, could find its way to Australia given time.
The solution to SOPA won't be found in Washington - and shouldn't be. The only way to really combat piracy is for Silicon Valley and Hollywood to start working as a team.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a statement opposing the upcoming U.S. anti-piracy legislation Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA).
The Australian Pirate Party has blacked out its website in protest against the US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) today, warning that censorship could come to Australia.
UPDATED: On January 18th, Wikipedia, Reddit, Imgur and numerous other Web sites will be going dark in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). Others, like Google, will be protesting in other ways. Here's who's shutting down and why.
US lawmakers have removed a provision of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act that would have compelled ISPs to block access to foreign websites that are used for copyright infringement.On the same day that the White House warned against attempts to tamper with the Domain Name System (DNS), congressman Lamar Smith, the main sponsor of the bill, said on Friday that the site-blocking elements of SOPA were being excised pending further examination.
The English version of Wikipedia will go offline on Wednesday for 24 hours to protest the SOPA anti-piracy bill.
SOPA is not dead, just badly wounded. But the collective support from one online community alone shows that democracy can, and indeed does work.
The White House has released an official statement against SOPA in its current form, but the battle of anti-piracy isn't over yet...
The government has committed multi-millions to helping the private sector build an identity layer for the Internet. But one analyst says either the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) could result in one government action rendering another moot and bungling the promise of secure IDs.
Facebook has signed a letter that states it is against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Still, don't expect the social networking giant to participate in a joint blackout of Internet services.
Spain has introduced a thought-to-be-dead SOPA-style anti-piracy law. But it now appears that the U.S. government pressured -- and threatened -- Spain's vulnerable economy.
Some customers of internet domain registrar and web hosting company, GoDaddy have said they will stop using the company's services unless it withdraws its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).Ben Huh, chief executive of Cheezburger — known most notably for its sites 'I can has Cheezburger' and 'Fail Blog' — said he would shift more than a thousand domains away from GoDaddy unless it withdrew support for the bill.
Russian security company Kaspersky is to quit the Business Software Alliance over the group's support of a contentious US anti-piracy bill.Kaspersky will leave the pro-copyright group on January 1 2012, due to Business Software Alliance (BSA) involvement in the US Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa), the company said in a statement on Monday.
The highest court in Europe has ruled that widespread SOPA-like filtering of peer-to-peer is unlawful, and breaches an existing directive.
The US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is more than just the latest skirmish in the battle against online copyright infringement. It's another episode in the war on the internet itself.