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Activists plan global protest against surveillance

Washington - February 11, 2014 is being billed as “The Day We Fight Back.” More than 20 advocacy groups have joined together to stage the virtual rally against mass surveillance. Anonymous is expected to participate in protest activities in support of the campaign

Op-Ed: Six-strike plan imposed by Internet Service Providers

Washington - Beginning this week, major ISPs will start spying on US Internet users. With the new program, its a case of "six strikes and you are out" if they think you are pirating copyright-protected content.

Thunderclap: January 18 is Internet Freedom Day

On January 18, 2012, the Internet came alive with protests against the draconian Internet censorship measures, SOPA and PIPA. The date has now been dubbed "Internet Freedom Day" and on Friday everyone can join in to celebrate.

'Declaration of Internet Freedom' — to keep the Internet free

Many of the web giants and other organizations are joining together to sign a Declaration of Internet Freedom, to keep the internet free and open.

Digital Bill of Rights proposed by bi-partisan SOPA opponents

Two lawmakers from opposing sides of the political spectrum are proposing a Digital Bill of Rights to protect the Internet.

The Internet Defense League — fighting for a free Internet

A new league is out there and fighting to defend our freedom on the Internet. Those with a website, blog or even a YouTube channel can join the fight.

U.S. House passes controversial CISPA Internet security bill

Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the CISPA cybersecurity bill today, despite protests by civil liberties groups who point out that it puts Americans' online privacy at risk.

Video: 'CISPA pushed by spy & tech companies for profit'

David Seaman, journalist and host of The DL Show, talks in depth about the latest threat to internet freedom and privacy, The Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act, or CISPA.

Video: exclusive interview with Falkvinge — Swedish Pirate Party

In an exclusive interview with Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, the first Pirate Party to be founded in European politics, the various internet censorship threats are discussed.

EU may reject Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

After many protests in the streets of Europe, it looks like ACTA will not come into being. The Member of the EU Parliament responsible for monitoring its process says it should be rejected.

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' — counter-attack on CISPA

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is once again in the news, but this time a major counter-attack is being planned to fight it.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supports CISPA? (updated with video)

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is currently being discussed in Congress and it seems that Mark Zuckerberg is in support of the Act.

Video: Why you should care about SOPA, ACTA etc.

Russia Today has started a new series of videos to both entertain and also to inform the public about the dangers of the looming threat of Internet censorship bills and acts.

SOPA 2 — Internet censorship bill rears its ugly head again?

The bad news is, not only are we to worry about the new CISPA act, but it appears that a renewed SOPA might be about try its luck in Congress yet again.

Move over SOPA & PIPA: Here comes CISPA - 'net censorship updated

Washington - In the wake of SOPA and PIPA, there is yet another terrifying bill on the table. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) which is currently being discussed by Congress.

Web activists don't want free stuff, they want freedom

The leader of the UK Pirate Party says that internet activists are not rallying for 'free online stuff" - they just want freedom on the internet.

Op-Ed: Internet censorship and how it can affect innocent websites

In just two examples of internet censorship gone wrong, 92,000 innocent websites lost business and possibly also their good reputation.

Up to 10 years in jail if you download copyright music in the UK

With ACTA not yet completely ratified, it seems the UK is taking matters into its own hands, with SOCA "tackling the crimes"

11 February 2012 declared day of action against ACTA

SOPA and PIPA are dead ... and may they stay that way forever... 13 million of us protested against them in one way or another, big websites went black for a day to protest, including Wikipedia and Reddit, and the bills were scrapped (for now).

Social media derailed Internet legislation bills SOPA and PIPA Special

Washington - The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism specializes in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press.

UFC's website hacked for supporting SOPA

UFC.com, the official website of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was hacked on Sunday by a group calling themselves the "Underground Nazi H4ck3rGr0up." This hacking comes shortly after Anonymous's takedown of the FBI's website.

Op-Ed: The medium delivers the message — SOPA and PIPA offline

Sydney - Congress responded rapidly to the big dark-out by major websites. Support for the two main anti-piracy bills has evaporated, and there’s now general acknowledgement that a lot more thought has to go in to planning any legislation.

Op-Ed: SOPA 'not proceeding' but sites still going dark

Sydney - SOPA is on hold, but Wikipedia’s “strike” threat for tomorrow and similar action by Reddit and Boing Boing are still going ahead. The White House has expressed less than fizzy enthusiasm for anti piracy proposals and is asking for help from users.

Op-Ed: Why Canadians should participate in the SOPA/PIPA protest

Ottawa - Some of the Internet's leading websites, including Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and BoingBoing, will go dark tomorrow to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Here's why Canadians should care.

SOPA is losing steam, Internet censorship may not become law

SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, is running into increasing resistance as more corporations denounce support for the legislation.
 

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Wikipedia turned its site black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Jan 18th 2012
Wikipedia turned its site black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on Jan 18th 2012
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The web goes on strike.
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English version of Wikipedia During the Jan 18th 2012 blackout.
English version of Wikipedia During the Jan 18th 2012 blackout.
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