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  • Websites Go Dark to Protest SOPA

    Websites Go Dark to Protest SOPA
    Dozens of websites are going dark Wednesday, including popular sites like Wikipedia in protest of a bill called SOPA or Stop Online Piracy Act, an Internet legislation some say goes too far. Among the sites going dark for 24 hours Wednesday includes:...
  • Feds Shut Down Megaupload File-Sharing Website

    Feds Shut Down Megaupload File-Sharing Website
    NEW YORK -- In one of the U.S. government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns ever, federal agents on Thursday arrested the leaders of and shut down Megaupload.com, a popular hub for illegal file sharing. Hours later, Megaupload's fans turned the table on...
  • The Online-Piracy Mess: How Chris Dodd and Hollywood blew it with SOPA

    The Online-Piracy Mess: How Chris Dodd and Hollywood blew it with SOPA
    A cool $1.5 million a year. That's what the Motion Picture Association of America is reportedly paying Connecticut's formerU.S. Sen. Chris Doddto slide an anti-Internet-piracy bill through Congress. His insider knowledge, his old-fashioned liberal...
  • Online fraud puts consumers at risk

    For nearly 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has helped consumers avoid fraud and scams by helping them find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. We are uniquely positioned in representing both the interests of the business community,...
  • Bill that will 'break the Internet' delayed until 2012

    Bill that will 'break the Internet' delayed until 2012
    A congressional vote on an anti-piracy bill that Internet heavyweights like Google say would be an online Armageddon has been delayed until 2012. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which was introduced in the House of Representatives in late October,...
  • Internet strike: Wikipedia, Mozilla, Reddit to go dark tonight

     
    Wikipedia blackout: Wikipedia joins the Internet blackout in protest of SOPA and PIPA, the anti-piracy acts that are making their way through congress....
  • Wikipedia blackout: Wednesday shaping up to be productive workday

     
    Wikipedia blackout: The Wikipedia blackout is coming, as well as 24 hours without Reddit and other popular social network sites. What will we do to survive? Will we actually have to work and do our own research?...
  • MPAA's Chris Dodd takes aim at SOPA strike

     
    Hollywood's chief lobbyist lashed out at tech companies for mounting the "Blackout Day," the massive online protest over anti-piracy legislation. Motion Picture Association of America Chief Chris Dodd, the former Senator from Connecticut, accused...
  • SOPA blackout: Bills lose three co-sponsors amid protests

     
    Three co-sponsors of the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills in Congress have publicly withdrawn their support as Wikipedia and thousands of websites blacked out their pages Wednesday to protest the legislation....
  • Monster Mash: Brian Stokes Mitchell on 'Glee'; a new Liz auction

     
    Monster Mash: Brian Stokes Mitchell on 'Glee'; another Liz auction...
  • More opponents of PIPA and SOPA emerge on the right

     
    House and Senate bills to combat "foreign rogue websites" remain on track for important votes in the coming weeks, but opposition to the measures is extending across the partisan spectrum. Today's example: Heritage Action, a nonprofit advocacy group...