Google is changing its search-engine algorithms to push down the search rankings of websites that receive large numbers of copyright-infringement notices.
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Research from the web giant and the PRS shows that unlawful file-sharing is getting more popular in the UK, but money is also flowing in from legal alternatives
The UK government will abandon legislative plans to block copyright-infringing websites — proposals reminiscent of the draft SOPA Bill put before the US House of Representatives late last year.
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.
Authorities in New Zealand have acknowledged making a procedural error prior to seizing property belonging to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, and the mistake could mean the government will now be required to return them.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks have been called into question by Australia's refusal to budge on conditions that could provide US businesses with greater legal powers over Australian businesses.
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.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has claimed yet another scalp in its online campaign against supporters of SOPA and the Megaupload arrests last week, after Anonymous Morocco hacked a fan site of pop star Rihanna.
The copyright debate is in a downward spiral, and the only way out is for both sides to come clean about their views
Not soap - something that could undermine the fundamental interconnectedness of the internet...
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.
Jimmy Wales jumped on the "screw SOPA" bandwagon this week and led Wikipedia into a 24-hour blackout to protest, causing panic, confusion and general hysteria among the knowledge-seeking population. But ask yourself this: what if Wikipedia never came back online?
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.