Intellectual Property

MPAA says blackout protests are an abuse of power

Posted January 18th, 2012 by phonon

The statement comes down from none other than MPAA Chairman and former Senator from Connecticut Chris Dodd:

It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It's a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.

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Obama to Veto SOPA?

Posted January 15th, 2012 by southernpatriot

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

Posted January 7th, 2012 by jeffersonish

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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Anti SOPA rap

Posted December 24th, 2011 by Demon440

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SOPA Will Not Stop Piracy; Only the Flow of Information

Posted December 11th, 2011 by southernpatriot

Imagine surfing the internet without being able to watch videos on YouTube, share with your friends on FaceBook, look at pictures of your best friend's new baby on Flickr or read news headlines from reddit. Luckily this is not reality, though it could be if the Congress passes H.R. 3261 the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

Essentially, SOPA would claim the federal government “owns” the internet and will have the ability shut-down any website that commits a copyright infringement, whether willfully or not.

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Salvos Against Big Brother - Copyright

Posted October 4th, 2011 by JoelG

Clear arguments on Copyright, "Salvos Against Big Brother". It's ironic, but Eric Flint - a very successful published author - is a Trotskyite (socialist), but his views on copyright are very libertarian. He skewers the monopolists better than anyone else.

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Dinle Sevgili 53. Bölüm

Posted September 7th, 2011 by yaso1903

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Canan 22. Bölüm

Posted September 7th, 2011 by yaso1903

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Apple hates the free market

Apple is using a patent from 1996 to get the government to stop android phones from being smart. It's not even a tangible part of the equipment.

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Suppressed Report Found Busted Pirate Site Users Were Good Consumers

The study, which was carried out by Society for Consumer Research (GfK), found that users of pirate sites including did not fit the copyright lobby-painted stereotype of parasites who take and never give back.
In fact, the study also found that Internet users treat these services as a preview, a kind of “try before you buy.”

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