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The Music Industry Asks US Government to Make 'Unauthorized Streaming' a Felony

The RIAA has also renewed calls for the government to consider 'website blocking' and filtering to stop music piracy.
Karl Bode
11.29.18
Motherboard Blog

Practically Nonideological: A Chat with Ethan Zuckerman

When diplomats from nearly 200 countries descend upon Dubai this December to renegotiate the International Telecommunications Regulations, the onerous United Nations treaty that lords over telephone, radio and T.V. networks and that ""may be extended...
Brian Anderson
4.2.12
Motherboard Blog

Can One Attack Shut Down The Entire Internet?

Online hacktivist collective Anonymous has had its hands full lately. Between the "SOPA and ACTA protests":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/1/20/when-the-noise-gets-louder-than-the-money-online-and-irl-anti-censorship-protests-are-really-raising-hell...
Janus Kopfstein
2.16.12
Motherboard Blog

SOPA Who? The Government Has Proven It Doesn't Need Laws to Censor the Internet

A brief look at the recent past suggests that laws granting the power to censor the internet are unnecessary, because the U.S. government already has a far more effective tool: Fear.
Janus Kopfstein
1.25.12
Motherboard Blog

The Internet in Your Hands

A lot of people are talking about “the Internet” right now. You know, the series of tubes? That one. Last week, noisy and widespread website blackouts had supporters of SOPA and PIPA, two toxic anti-piracy bills that had been cruising through...
Brian Anderson
1.25.12
Motherboard Blog

The Weirdest Piracy Haven Of Them All: Goodbye For Now, Megaupload

More than 24 hours after the U.S. Department of Justice raid on the New Zealand offices of popular file-sharing service Megaupload, a lot of us are still finding ourselves awe-struck. It's no surprise considering the site, which sports 50 million daily...
Janus Kopfstein
1.20.12
Motherboard Blog

When The Noise Gets Louder Than The Money: Online and IRL, Anti-Censorship Protests Are Really Raising Hell

For a protest that was supposed to make its point by making the Internet a much quieter place, there was certainly a lot more noise than usual during Wednesday's anti-censorship web blackout, both online and IRL. The ruckus, as you should probably know...
Janus Kopfstein
1.20.12
Motherboard Blog

A PIPA That Actually Sounds Good

PIPA, the notorious copyright-protecting bride of SOPA, was "postponed":http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/sopa-senate-vote-to-be-delayed-reid-announces/2012/01/20/gIQApRWVDQ_blog.html this morning by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
ALEX PASTERNACK
1.20.12
Motherboard

On The Eve of SOPA's Blackout, Remembering The Last Time The Web Went Dark

Tomorrow, thousands of websites, including big ones like Wikipedia and Reddit, will be "going dark":http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wikipedia-blackout-websites-wikipedia-reddit-dark-wednesday-protest/story?id=15373251 in an act of protest against SOPA...
Janus Kopfstein
1.17.12
Motherboard Blog

AT&T Could Have Bought the Internet in 1971

Recent victories over Hollywood's Stop Online Piracy Act have reinvigorated the fight against a corporate takeover of the internet.
Janus Kopfstein
1.17.12
Motherboard Blog

SOPA Is On The Chopping Block, But The Fight Has Only Just Begun

After increasingly cacophonous online outrage, it’s finally looking like the momentum behind the internet censorship bills is beginning to wane. But don’t get too excited — there is still a long fight ahead.
Janus Kopfstein
1.17.12
Motherboard Blog

SOPA Backers Are Pirates Themselves

We all know how passionate politicians can get about intellectual property enforcement once they've been handed a couple nice checks from the entertainment industry. But Texas representative Lamar Smith, despite being the mastermind behind the wrecking...
Janus Kopfstein
1.13.12
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