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PIPA and SOPA to ban anything the Media Industry doesn’t want you to share

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto — a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume. Clay Shirky argues that the history of the modern world could be rendered as the history of ways of arguing, where changes in media change what sort of arguments are possible ...Read full article...

Google Founder: Internet Freedom Under Greatest Threat Ever

Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style ‘walled gardens’. By IAN KATZ | UK GUARDIAN | APRIL 16, 2012 The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned there were “very powerful forces ...Read full article...

ISP’s to start policing the web July 12

RUSSIA TODAY | MARCH 15, 2012 Some of the biggest Internet service providers in America plan to adopt policies that will punish customers for copyright infringement, and one of the top trade groups in the music biz announced this week that it could begin as soon as this summer. The chief executive officer of the Recording Industry Association of America told an audience of publishers on Wednesday that a ...Read full article...

Ireland Passes SOPA-like Bill

Russia Today March 1. 2012 Ireland has signed a controversial amendment dubbed the “Irish SOPA” which reinforces existing copyright law amid widespread concern that it will encroach on Internet freedom. The new legislation will effectively allow copyright holders to press for legal action against Internet service providers and social networks which show content that infringes copyright legislation. It will force Internet service providers to effectively become censors, by blocking ...Read full article...

Legislação ACTA Ameaça Liberdade na Internet

Por Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda 26 janeiro 2012 Apesar que mais atenção com relação a censura na Internet por parte dos governos tem se concentrado nos Estados Unidos devido à passagem iminente das leis SOPA, PIPE e OPEN, aquelas leis afetam principalmente os americanos. Como informamos anteriormente, leis  como as mencionadas acima têm o poder de desligar, literalmente, a América do resto do mundo se o Presidente determina que alguns conteúdos sao ilegais ...Read full article...

Obama Ratifies the ACTA Global Internet Censorship Agreement

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda January 26, 2012 In another example of how little Barack Obama cares about the United States Constitution and the role of Congress -as bad as it can be- the current U.S. president ratified the  Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA. President Obama had signed the first binding draft of ACTA last October 1, 2011, also in secret. As we reported yesterday, ACTA is much more dangerous ...Read full article...

Olvídese de SOPA, PIPA y OPEN. ACTA es la Gran Enchilada

Por Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda 25 de enero 2012 Aunque la mayoría de la atención con respecto a la censura de Internet por parte de los gobiernos se ha centrado en los Estados Unidos debido al paso inminente de los proyectos de ley SOPA, PIPA y OPEN, esos proyectos de ley afectarán principalmente a los estadounidenses. Como hemos informado anteriormente, los proyectos de ley como los mencionados anteriormente tienen el poder ...Read full article...

Forget SOPA, PIPA and OPEN. ACTA is the big Enchilada

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda January 25, 2012 While most of the attention regarding government censorship of the Internet has been focused on the United States due to the imminent passage of the SOPA, PIPA and OPEN bills, those pieces of legislation are mostly bound to affect Americans. As we have reported previously, bills like the ones mentioned above have the power to literally disconnect the United States from the ...Read full article...

Remember SOPA and PIPA? Meet their cousin OPEN

by Heather Callaghan Activist Post January 24, 2012 Many of us breathed a sigh of relief when an overwhelming amount of Americans banned together and voiced their opposition to Congress over both the Stop Online Piracy Act, and Protect Intellectual Property Act. Sites that dimmed the screen for a day or two have gone back to normal — Facebook users have swapped their anti-SOPA images for their previous profile pictures. ...Read full article...

Google: Don’t be Hypocrite!

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda January 19, 2012 Yesterday The Real Agenda explained what would a government controlled Internet would mean for all of us. Today, I want to help us understand how Google, Yahoo and other Internet giants are playing as hypocrites. Many technology corporations, but especially Google supported a major shutdown to protest a government initiative to gain more control of the Internet. However, Google itself is ...Read full article...