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Debates about online copyright protection have been particularly heated of late. Debates about online copyright protection have been particularly heated of late. marfis75

Will the internet kill copyright? Here’s hoping …

IDEAS AND OWNERSHIP: The concept of protecting ideas and innovation by legal means dates back to antiquity. But many of our existing laws are under strain, their suitability and ultimate purpose called…
US authorities have seized the file-sharing website. US authorities have seized the file-sharing website. johntrainor

Megaupload in mega trouble (so back-up your online content)

The big copyright news overnight was not the continuing protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), but the shutdown and seizure of Megaupload.com, a popular “cyberlocker…
Wikipedia, reddit and Google are among those protesting against proposed changes. Wikipedia, reddit and Google are among those protesting against proposed changes. Clara Zamith

Major turn-off: leading lights stage an internet blackout to fight SOPA

The fight against potential internet censorship will reach a milestone this evening (AEST) when some of the most popular destinations on the web – including the English language version of Wikipedia…
The “scorched-earth” tactics espoused by SOPA are raising serious concerns. The “scorched-earth” tactics espoused by SOPA are raising serious concerns. Abode of Chaos

SOPA bill could wreck the internet

A pair of bills currently making their way through US legislature has set off alarm bells among internet technologists and users worldwide. The aim of PROTECT-IP, in the Senate, and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy…

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