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SOPA / PIPA Take a Beating From Activist Groups and YOU!

We’re hearing it from Senate offices, and we’re hearing it from people who’ve been bombarding Washington with calls: The phones in the Capitol have been ringing off the hooks this week. It’s having an impact: just days ago Hollywood’s head

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Even Though SOPA / PIPA Are Hot Topics, Remember DMCA Already Has Significant Problems

A number of folks on both sides of the SOPA/PIPA debates have noted the seeming “irony” that the anti-SOPA/PIPA folks keep pointing to the DMCA and complaining about how SOPA/PIPA will undermine the DMCA. After all, many in the tech

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship, Music Censorship

Censorship in America: Call Your Senators Today and Tell Them To Vote Against Censoring The Internet

As mentioned last week, there’s a big push going on by the MPAA and the US Chamber of Commerce (the largest lobbying organization in the world) to get PROTECT IP voted on and approved in the next few days or

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

LulzSec Laughs Last

Why the Latest, Hottest Hacker Group May Never Have Existed. Now, if you’re in any way tuned in to the latest Internet happenings or follow cyber-security issues, you’ve been hearing a lot about LulzSec of late.  If not, here’s a

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Oregon Senator Wyden Freezes Second Internet Censorship Bill

A U.S. Senator from Oregon has once again taken a stand against his own party to defend what he sees as the inherent right to free speech on the Internet, placing a hold on a bill that could force search

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Obama Signs Patriot Act Extension

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a four-year extension of parts of a controversial domestic surveillance law, just before the provisions were to expire Thursday. U.S. lawmakers raced Thursday to pass the extension to the USA Patriot Act. 

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Posted in Human Rights

Piracy Politics Fuel Internet Censorship

Source: TorrentFreak Internet censorship is a hot topic in 2011, but also one that reveals the disturbing double-standards of politicians and governments around the world. This week U.S. Senator Dick Durbin sent China’s largest search engine a letter asking them

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Defining Internet ‘Freedom’: Ars Interviews Senator Al Franken

Source: Wired.com – By Nate Anderson Since winning election to the U.S. Senate in 2008, Al Franken (D-Minnesota) has become one of that chamber’s top net neutrality defenders. With the House uninterested in compromise on the issue, the real push

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Feb 24, 1868: President Andrew Johnson Impeached

The U.S. House of Representatives votes 11 articles of impeachment against President Andrew Johnson, nine of which cite Johnson’s removal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, a violation of the Tenure of Office Act. The House vote made President

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Jan 12, 1932: First Female Senator Elected

Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, a Democrat from Arkansas, becomes the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Caraway, born near Bakerville, Tennessee, had been appointed to the Senate two months earlier to fill the vacancy left by her late

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