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January 24, 2012 | 8:46 am

Hollywood Money Flows to Calif. Politicians Who Support Anti-Piracy Bills

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from California Watch Hollywood is threatening politicians with one thing they hold very dear: campaign cash. As anti-piracy legislation stalled in Congress last week, the movie industry’s top lobbyist, former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, warned Democrats not to count on Hollywood money if they turn their backs on the industry’s legislative priority. Among the biggest […]

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January 20, 2012 | 8:45 am

SOPA, PIPA, Anti-Piracy Bills That Were Focus of Internet Protest, Put on Hold by Congress

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(AP) WASHINGTON — Facing a storm of protest over online piracy legislation, Senate and House leaders said Friday they will put off further action on the measures. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he was postponing a test vote set for Tuesday “in light of recent events.” Those events included a petition drive by […]

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January 18, 2012 | 12:23 pm

How to Access Wikipedia Today

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Wow, most rapidly successful protest ever? Just a couple of hours into the online strike against a proposed anti-piracy law, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla), a co-sponsor of the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (or PIPA, for humans), has pulled his support. Rubio is just […]

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Wikipedia, Other Sites Go Dark to Protest Online Piracy Legislation

January 18, 2012 | 9:31 am

Wikipedia, Other Sites Go Dark to Protest Online Piracy Legislation

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Update 3:10 p.m. Here’s a video, submitted via Tackable, of MC Hammer speaking out against SOPA at a Civic Center rally in San Francisco. Original post If you don’t know what the Stop Online Privacy Act today is yet, you can research it on Wikipedia But that’s the only thing you’ll find on the the […]

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Catch Up With the Online Privacy Debate

January 6, 2012 | 12:01 pm

Catch Up With the Online Privacy Debate

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And the award for acronym of the week goes to … SOPA. And no, it does not stand for South of the Panhandle, but rather The Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill aimed at curbing online piracy, currently being considered by the House. The bill has been getting lots of attention this week with business […]

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