Intellectual Property

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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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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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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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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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