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  • IP: Is ACTA Europe’s SOPA?

    On Jan. 18, 2012, neglected encyclopaedias were taken down from bookshelves, as closed its virtual doors to people in the English-speaking world. They did so in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), two pieces of prospective U.S. legislation regarding the...

  • Canadian legislature to rule on controversial copyright bill

    As the furor over copyright legislation dies down in the U.S., the controversy is heating up north of the border, where the Canadian legislature is debating the controversial Bill C-11.

  • Public advocacy group proposes 5 alternatives to SOPA

    Copyright infringement is a hot-button issue, especially in today’s age of digital piracy and illegal file sharing. Efforts to combat online theft in the form of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) failed earlier this year. But now, a public advocacy group is offering its own plan to balance Internet...

  • EU suspends international anti-counterfeiting pact ratification

    It may take a little longer for Europe to get on the same page as many of its industrialized peers when it comes to intellectual property rights. The European Commission today suspended its efforts to ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which seeks to establish international standards for intellectual property...

  • IP: Is SOPA really that bad?

    Two weeks ago we experienced a moment of Internet history. On Jan. 18, dubbed “Blackout Day,” Internet giants such as Google, Reddit and Wikipedia acted in protest in an attempt to show how overreaching the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) are by censoring themselves...

  • Reviewing 5 of January's top stories

    The Kodak saga, merger mania, the indictment of Megaupload and more

  • accused of massive copyright infringement

    With the flavor of the week being SOPA, PIPA and IP issues, it should come as little surprise that the Department of Justice is cracking down on a major content hosting website.

  • Wikipedia, Reddit and others shut down to protest SOPA and PIPA

    Today, websites across the Internet are tapping into their Twisted Sister personas, telling Congress that, when it comes to proposed online piracy legislation, they’re not gonna take it.

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