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Web Sites Will Shut Down to Protest Antipiracy Bills

http://www.nytimes.com

With a Web-wide protest on Wednesday that includes a 24-hour shutdown of the English-language Wikipedia, the legislative battle over two Internet piracy bills has reached an extraordinary moment — a political coming of age for a relatively young and disorganized industry that has largely steered clear of lobbying and other political games in Washington.

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The MPAA Says Blackout Protests Are an Abuse of Power

http://lifehacker.com

MPAA is unhappy with the planned blackout of major sites in protest of SOPA. Wait, isn't that what they are trying to do? So...they are upset because THEY are not doing the blacking out??

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Obama Administration begins work on an Internet ID program

http://www.libertyconfidential.com

The biggest worry is likely to be this: That this program sets out to accomplish the same aims as the National ID scheme. Difference is, rather than trying to get the states to do the heavy lifting, Washington is going to try and compel private companies to do it.
So a campaign has already started to convince Americans to trust the government on this. (insert canned laughter here)

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Ron Paul on SOPA: "They want to take over the Internet!"

http://www.youtube.com

"Can you imagine how much we're going to be curtailed in the spreading of our information if we lose the Internet?!"

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Only Ron Paul supporter at Conservative radio station fired

http://bit.ly

Full disclosure, it was me, and I was fired THROUGH Facebook

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In Belarus, it's now illegal to access any foreign website

http://thenextweb.com

According to the US Library of Congress, the Republic of Belarus has just recently published a law making it illegal for Belarusian citizens and residents access and/or use foreign websites (particularly for commercial purposes). Violations of the law are recognized as a misdemeanor and result in a charge of up to $125. The law requires companies and individuals that are registered as entrepreneurs to only use domestic domains for providing online services, conducting sales, or exchanging email messages.

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Google, Facebook to become trusted ID providers for gov services

http://searchenginewatch.com

Think Google and Facebook know a lot about you now? The IRS? Wait until they start exchanging tax returns, search engine history, medical, photos, etc.

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Skeletons in the SOPA supporters' Closets.

http://www.youtube.com

New allegations coming out that the supporters of SOPA in fact are culpible of promoting the copyright infringment of their own materials over several years.

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GoDaddy Faces boycott over SOPA support

http://arstechnica.com

Major Internet companies have formed a united front in their opposition to the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. Well, almost. One exception has been the domain registrar GoDaddy. In a op-ed published in Politico shortly after SOPA was introduced in the House, GoDaddy applauded the bill and called opponents "myopic."Now furious Internet users at reddit (owned by Advance Publications, which also owns Condé Nast) have organized a boycott of the registrar.

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SOPA Bill 2012: GoDaddy Reveals Support

http://www.ibtimes.com

Website hosting company GoDaddy has officially voiced its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Bill in 2012, which is designed to thwart movie and music piracy on the Internet by empowering copyright holders to effectively shut down websites or online services found with infringing material. If passed, the U.S. government could blacklist any website it deems in violation of copyright, which could range from a few posts in a Web forum to a few links sent in an e-mail.

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