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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. 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, a popular “cyberlocker…
Will Anonymous’s latest efforts have any lasting effect? Warner Bros. Pictures

Anonymous launches largest-ever attack in defence of Megaupload

The largest-ever cyber attack by hacker collective Anonymous has brought down the websites of several large organisations, including the US Department of Justice and the FBI. The attacks started early…
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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