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Keeping Singapore's eye on SOPA and PIPA

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.

January 23, 2012 by

Bieber, Cyrus fan sites hit by hackers

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.

January 23, 2012 by

No SOPA for Australia: AG

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.

January 19, 2012 by

Pirate Party goes dark for SOPA

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.

January 17, 2012 by

SOPA anti-piracy bill stalls after DNS blow

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.

January 16, 2012 by

SOPA lining up to poison identity federations, expert says

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.

January 11, 2012 by

GoDaddy faces customer complaints over SOPA

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.

December 23, 2011 by

Kaspersky leaves BSA over US piracy 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.

December 5, 2011 by

SOPA: war on the internet continues

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.

November 20, 2011

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