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Piracy

The European Parliament has rejected the anti-piracy treaty ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), by an overwhelming majority. ACTA, which was introduced around the same time as SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) in the US, faced similarly harsh criticisms by the public and members of the European Parliament due to its focus … [Read More]

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Google SOPA Petition

Google decided yesterday that it would link to an online anti-SOPA petition on its Google Search homepage, which has resulted in at least 4.5 million signatures against the proposed legislation. Google created the petition title End Piracy, Not Liberty, which urged users to protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy … [Read More]

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Wikipedia Logo

Wikipedia, the online user-editable encyclopedia, has confirmed that they will black out their services for 24 hours from 5 AM (GMT) on Wednesday 18th January, 2012 in protest to the proposed SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT IP Act) laws. Wikipedia’s decision to black out their extremely popular … [Read More]

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Stop SOPA Logo


SOPA/PIPA is being discussed all over the internet lately, and if you don’t know anything about it, it’s possible that you’re living under a rock. In any case, SOPA is a bill proposed by Congressman Lamar Smith, which increases the power that law enforcement has over websites that host copyrighted … [Read More]

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Piracy

The European Court of Justice has ruled that copyright content owners cannot ask Internet Service Providers to filter out and block illegal content, but they can ask ISPs to block specific websites. In 2004, a Belgian court told ISP Scarlet to make it impossible for its customers to send or … [Read More]

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