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Twitter caves on censorship overseas

Twitter has announced it will self-censor itself in foreign countries to satisfy the laws of those nations. Or, as Bloomberg, reports it, Twitter “gave itself extra flexibility to censor…” The […]

SOPA/PIPA status report

RE SOPA/PIPA legislation, Congress.org has run a nice little summation. But stay tuned and stay connected. Expect SOPA/PIPA 2.0 in the future. And be ready with Stop SOPA/PIPA 2.0.  

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The long arm of U.S. copyright law

My, my, how convenient. What fortuitous timing. A major Internet file-sharing site based in Hong Kong, Megaupload.com, was shut down yesterday, just a day after America’s anti-SOPA/PIPA blackout. New Zealand […]

Reid yields, postpones Senate’s PIPA vote

Woot! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has buckled and postponed the U.S. Senate vote on PIPA originally scheduled for next Tuesday! Details at PCWorld and elsewhere. All the “shelving” and […]

The Day the LOLcats Died

Just want to spotlight (for after the blackout) a clever little anti-censorship video, The Day the LOLcats Died. The video appears today on I Can Haz Cheeseburger, mecca for lovers […]

Way to go, Wikipedia!

Wow, check out that gorgeous Wikipedia blackout page (assuming you’re not in the Eastern time zone)! I’m actually a little misty eyed …

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SOPA, PIPA: We WILL be heard

In addition to information and links about SOPA and PIPA, the following quotation appears on an Anonymous website: I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; […]

Wikipedia explains its planned blackout

As you know, Wikipedia (English version) is joining the SOPA blackout tomorrow. You might be interested in reading their explanation/rationale and perhaps adding a comment to thank them.  

Wikipedia to go dark

According to the Huffington Post, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has announced his site will go dark Wednesday in support of the Stop SOPA blackout. That ought to get some attention.

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Let’s bury SOPA and PIPA

For several days, word has been circulating that SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) has been “shelved” in the House pending consensus on its more controversial provisions. However, PIPA (Protect IP […]

Stop SOPA gravatar

Here’s another idea for the Stop SOPA protests: Once you’ve changed your Twitter icon, which will include a chance to download it, you can upload it to use as your […]