Tag Archives: Sopa

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? Why do we need internet freedom?

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? July 18, 2012  SavetheInternet.com Our responses to these frequently asked questions will give you some background about the movement to protect Internet freedom. You also might find it useful to print out this guide and share it with people who attend your event. Why do we need Internet […]

Groups That Battled SOPA Reunite to Defend Internet

Groups That Battled SOPA Reunite to Defend Internet By Juliana Gruenwald   July 19, 2012 | 2:21 PM    National Journal Click here> What’s Wrong with the media? Many of the same groups and lawmakers that banded together to help derail earlier this year two anti-piracy bills have reunited to formally launch Thursday a new coalition to help fight future […]

Joseph Torres> The People’s Media: Preventing Corporate Takeover of the Internet

The People’s Media: Preventing Corporate Takeover of the Internet Saturday 11 February 2012 via truthout.org by: Joseph Torres, Yes! Magazine | News Analysis NYTM Stop SOPA Rally, January 18, 2012. (Photo: mobius1ski) Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet. AT&T spared no expense in 2011 when it sought government […]

Lawrence Lessig> After the Battle Against SOPA—What’s Next?

After the Battle Against SOPA— What’s Next? by Lawrence Lessig    January 26, 2912   The Nation January 18, 2012 could prove to be an incredibly important day, and not just for copyright policy or the Internet. On that day, two critically important things happened: First, with its 6-2 decision in Golan v. Holder, the Supreme Court […]

Glenn Greenwald> Two lessons from the Megaupload seizure

Two lessons from the Megaupload seizure BY GLENN GREENWALD    SATURDAY, JAN 21, 2012    Salon.com   Two events this week produced some serious cognitive dissonance. First, Congressional leaders sheepishly announced that they were withdrawing (at least for the time being) two bills heavily backed by the entertainment industry — the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online […]

Amy Goodman> The Day the Internet Roared

The Day the Internet Roared Amy Goodman> Thursday 19 January 2012   Nation of Change “As the Internet blackout protest progressed Jan. 18, and despite Dodd’s lobbying, legislators began retreating from support for the bills.” Photo: Aaron Es­co­bar Wednes­day, Jan. 18, marked the largest on­line protest in the his­tory of the In­ter­net. Web­sites from large […]

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout worldwide on January 18th

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Date: January 16, 2012 Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout […]

Video> Thom Hartmann interviews Deanna Zandt> Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA)

Thom Hartmann talks with Deanna Zandt, Media technologist/strategist & author-“Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking”, about a bill in congress that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Uploaded by thomhartmann on Dec 28, 2011 […]

SOPA Vote Delayed, Allowing For More Corporate Fundraising From Censorship Bill

SOPA Vote Delayed, Allowing For More Corporate Fundraising From Censorship Bill Zach Carter     December 16, 2011    Huffington Post WASHINGTON — After two days of debate, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) abruptly halted a key hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act, postponing a Committee vote on the bill until 2012. The […]

List of Companies Which Support S.O.P.A – Internet Censorship Hall of Shame

List of Companies Which Support S.O.P.A – Internet Censorship Hall of Shame  Posted by StormCloudsGathering November 30, 2011 Below is a list of the member companies of the Business Software Alliance (aka B.S.A), taken from their website. The B.S.A is one of the main forces pushing for the new S.O.P.A. law which would effectively establish a totalitarian internet […]