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Internet Censorship: US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Will Roll Out Gradually

Written by Ernesto Re-Published from TorrentFreak under the Creative Commons License. More than a year after the MPAA and RIAA announced their groundbreaking anti-piracy deal with U.S. Internet providers, the first warning letters are yet to be sent out. Previously,

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Stand Up and Fight: A Week of Action Against Censorship

By Rainey Reitman When the government claims the right to shut down websites by breaking the Domain Name System and forcing search engines to dump user requests to reach a site, there’s only one word for it: censorship. And when

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

At least 14 Arrested in ‘Anonymous’ Hackers Bust

According to CNN, a federal government official said at least 14 people connected to the activist hacker group ‘Anonymous‘ were arrested today in a nationwide bust that stretched from California to New Jersey. Early this morning, the FBI executed search warrants

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Posted in Human Rights

Big Media Tramples On Constitutional Rights to Protect Antiquated Business Model

In its ongoing battle against music piracy, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is backing a bill in the California legislature, SB 550, which permits the police to disregard the Fourth Amendment. SB 550 would allow law enforcement to

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Mar 6, 2001: The Death Spiral of Napster Begins

In the year 2000, a new company called Napster created something of a music-fan’s utopia—a world in which nearly every song ever recorded was instantly available on your home computer—for free. Even to some at the time, it sounded too

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