ACTA and HR 1981: SOPA Meets Orwell’s 1984

On the heels of SOPA’s defeat, attention is being drawn to two additional measures making the rounds in the domain of global politics.  Apparently SOPA is a drop in the bucket compared to the worldwide ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) agreement and the H.R. 1981 bill (Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011) [...]

2013-10-19T13:36:17-07:00January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Internet, Technology|Tags: , , , |

SOPA Defeated: Rep. Smith Yanks Bill from House

Updates can be found at the end of the story. A shocking twist has developed in the soap opera of the SOPA bill.  During Wednesday’s internet blackout, the overwhelming amount of protest left little doubt that the bill was living on faulty life support.  One by one, those who championed SOPA or its sibling PIPA, [...]

2013-10-19T13:36:11-07:00January 20th, 2012|Categories: Internet, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

Megaupload Shutdown by Feds: Anonymous Retaliates Brutally

Updates can be found at the bottom of the story. Megaupload just can’t seem to catch a break these days – in fact it may not ever catch a break again.  The online storage company has fallen under the dark cloud of a federal indictment for its alleged long term history of “racketeering conspiracy, conspiring [...]

2013-10-19T13:36:11-07:00January 19th, 2012|Categories: Internet|Tags: , , , , , |

The Great SOPA Blackout: Wikipedia, Reddit, and More

Read our latest updates at the bottom of the post. Today is no ordinary January 18th.  In fact today may be a reflection of what this day in January would be a year from now if the SOPA and PIPA bills are passed.  Major internet hubs and havens of information such as Wikipedia, Reddit, Wired, [...]

2013-10-28T06:00:32-07:00January 18th, 2012|Categories: Internet, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

SOPA Bill Slipping in Before New Year

UPDATE December 20, 2011 3:27 PM PST: SOPA Hearing postponed to a later unannounced date according to the official markup page.  This is huge!  Despite claims that SOPA will be tabled for the New Year, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have managed to push to resume SOPA hearings on Wednesday December 21. For those who are [...]

2014-02-09T20:59:33-07:00December 19th, 2011|Categories: Entertainment, Internet, Politics, Social Media|Tags: , , |