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SOPA could be hell

http://www.dpreview.com

Imagine a world where something does not even have to be a copy to be covered by “copyright” – it could just be similar. Check the 2 photos in the link to see what could breach “copyright” in the England
Overlay the powers of SOPA on to that…………..
Very scary.

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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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Meet ACTA; It’s SOPA and PIPA on steroids

http://digg.com

SOPA and PIPA have been shelved but the government’s plan to censor the public is an ongoing threat. Enter the "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" aka ACTA, an international trade agreement whose supposed sole purpose is to forge ahead with tackling counterfeited goods and -- suprise, surprise -- copyright infringement.

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Supreme Court Gives Go Ahead for Re-Copyrighting Public Domain Works

http://gizmodo.com

The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Congress can remove works from the public domain and re-copyright them in order to bring the the pieces into compliance with international copyright schemes.

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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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Sopa: Sites go dark as part of anti-piracy law protests

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Sopa: Sites go dark as part of anti-piracy law protests

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Obama to Veto SOPA?

http://www.freepatriot-press.com

Huffington Post reports a small victory against SOPA (H.R. 3261 “Stop Online Piracy Act”) and it's counterpart in the Senate, PIPA (“Protect IP Act”), claiming that President Obama will not support the current legislation. A statement released on behalf of the Obama Administration states, “... we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet.

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SOPA's Purpose: Extract money from online companies

http://youtu.be

The Young Turks' Cenk Uygar brilliantly analyzes why Google and other online companies have started contributing to conservative lawmakers' campaigns. The discussion starts with the subject of SOPA, but the analysis starting at 3:03 points out the real reason SOPA was introduced.

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YouTube Embedding a Crime?

http://www.tgdaily.com

Senate Bill 978 is working through the Senate making a possible felony of embedding copyrighted work, intentionally or unknowingly.

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Google vows to fight antipiracy bill even if passed

http://news.cnet.com

Google has signaled that the company is prepared to oppose the major film and music companies as well as Congress and the president of the United States on a controversial bill designed to thwart online piracy.

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U.S. To Introduce Draconian Internet Censorship Bill

http://torrentfreak.com

Through domain seizures, ISP blockades, search engine censorship, and cutting funding of allegedly copyright infringing websites, the bill takes Internet censorship to the next level. The U.S. Government is determined to put an end to online piracy. In an attempt to give copyright holders and the authorities all the tools required to disable access to so-called rogue sites, lawmakers will soon introduce the PROTECT IP Act.

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White House Wants Copyright Crackdown

http://news.cnet.com

Proposed revisions to copyright law would make "illegal streaming" of music and video a felony offense and would allow FBI to wiretap those who are suspected of violating copyright law.

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What's Blocking Innovation in America? - My Answer: IP Law

http://www.groklaw.net

A detailed view as to why IP laws are preventing innovation rather than protecting it.

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Homeland Security Takes Down Live Streaming Sites before Super Bowl

http://www.readwriteweb.com

This and other articles refer to takedowns of various sites that link to live streams of sporting events--not coincidentally, just before the Super Bowl. Many sites taken down aren't even in the United States, such as Rojadirecta.org, and none of them actually host the streams. Rojadirecta, in Spain, has even been ruled completely legal by Spanish courts. Yet, the heavy-handed US government continues to push its weight around the globe.

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US Copyright Group Sues Lawyer for Aiding BitTorrent Defendants

http://www.osnews.com

This particular story hosted on OSNews, a popular site for emerging OS information troubled me so much, I had to create an account here to share this. Evidently, The US Copyright groups suing torrent users for allegedly downloading movies from bit-torrent sites, is now suing a lawyer for providing effective legal defense for Innocent victims of US Corporate hit squads. Evidently, the Legal firm representing Big Media threatened to double the fine of anyone who tries to defend themselves. Is this not the definition of Extortion?

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Warner Bros. Sued for Pirating Anti-Piracy Tech

http://www.switched.com

The company also began embedding each film distributed to theaters and critics with a unique identifier, so that Warner could trace leaked and pirated movies back to their source. But, in a piece of delicious irony, it seems that Warner Bros. may have actually stolen this technology from a German company called Medien Patent Verwaltung (MPV).

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Jury Dings File Sharer $1.5 Million for 24 Songs

http://links.visibli.com

ammie Thomas-Rasset, the first file sharer to take a Recording Industry Association of America lawsuit to a jury trial, was dinged late Wednesday $62,500 for each of 24 songs she pilfered on Kazaa — $1.5 million in all.

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Anonymous DDoS Takes Down The United States Copyright Office

http://torrentfreak.com

As part of its ongoing punishment of any institute or company that defends copyright, Anonymous has now taken down the website of The United States Copyright Office. The group managed to take copyright.gov offline for half an hour. After that the website started to respond again slowly, with occasional outages.

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Guess What, You Don’t Own That Software You Bought

http://www.wired.com

A federal appeals court said Friday that software makers can use shrink-wrap and click-wrap licenses to forbid the transfer or resale of their wares, an apparent gutting of the so-called first-sale doctrine.

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Daily Paul blogger sued by copyright troll.

http://dailypaul.com

Righthaven's standard shakedown seems to go as follows: The firm goes trolling the web, looking for content that from the Las Vegas Review-Journal that has been reposted on other blogs or websites.

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