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What SOPA and PIPA really mean for you and I

http://www.ted.com

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.

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MegaUpload file sharing site shut down for piracy by Feds

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has conducted a major action to shut down MegaUpload, a popular file-sharing site widely used for free downloads of movies and television shows.

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Homeland Security Monitoring Drudge Report, NY Times, Wired.com

http://www.libertyconfidential.com

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, WikiLeaks and news and gossip sites including the Huffington Post and Drudge Report, according to a government document.

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New Zealand Rejects Names it Doesn't Like for Newborns

http://www.news.com.au

The New Zealand department which registers births, recently released a list of disallowed names from the past decade. While no names are banned outright, they can't be more than 100 characters long, use an unearned title or be offensive to the general public. They also have to be actual words, not numbers or symbols. Some of the rejected names: Justice, Princess, King, Bishop, Lucifer, Messiah, Christ, Mafia No Fear, Anal, V8, and the symbol *. Somehow, Violence, Chardonnay and Number 16 Bus Shelter did get by the registry.

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Reverend threatened by Pensecola City Council

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Father Nathan Monk tells the City Council, "We have the right to redress our government without fear of being arrested," and is nearly arrested.

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High school student pays price for negative tweet about politician

http://www.kansascity.com

High schooler makes negative tweet about politician on field trip to capital, gets trip to principal's office and then forced to write apology letter.

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Is an anti police state poster a "threat?"

http://www.escapistmagazine.com

A University of Wisconsin professor has been threatened with criminal charges after placing a series of posters on his office door. The first poster featured a picture of and quote from the character Mal Reynolds from the television series "Firefly" that, according to the university police chief, could be interpreted as "a threat." After the first poster was removed by said police chief, the professor, James Miller, put up a second poster featuring a cop clad in riot gear with this caption, "Warning: Fascism. Fascism can cause blunt head trauma and/or violent death.

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Professor Takes Box Cutter to Students' Free Speech Wall

http://thefire.mobify.me

Professor cuts out insult to Obama on students' 'free speech wall' with box cutter; Police threaten students with misdemeanor for public profanity

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Califonia fines bible study at home

http://www.theblaze.com

Having loud alcohol ridden party - OK

Having quiet bible study - oops sorry you need a permit so here's your fine

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UK Men Get Four Year Prison Sentences For "inciting riots" on Facebook

http://www.zdnet.com

Judge Elgan Edwards QC of Chester Crown Court sentenced 20-year-old Jordan Blackshaw and 22-year-old Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan this week to four years in prison for their failed attempts to use Facebook to incite riots in the UK. The judge said he hoped the sentences would act as a deterrent.

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