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piracy

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
SOPA, Canuck Style

Does Canada Even Have a Huge Piracy Problem?

A coalition of powerful organizations wants to block piracy websites in Canada.
Jordan Pearson
2.2.18
We're Not Gonna Take It

Major Internet Companies Like Reddit and Mozilla Are Readying a Net Neutrality Protest

Annoyed at the plans to dismantle net neutrality regulations? You’re not alone.
Nicholas Deleon
6.6.17
articles

A Boring Invisible Braces Lawsuit that Could Have Resurrected SOPA Dies Again

A federal court ruled that “articles” don’t include internet downloads.
Sarah Jeong
11.11.15
News

Facebook, Twitter, and Google Ask Hollywood to Stop Trying to Revive SOPA

A group of major tech companies are challenging a bill they say is similar to the controversial piracy act.
Kari Paul
8.11.15
News

An Undead SOPA Is Hiding Inside an Extremely Boring Case About Invisible Braces

The most controversial parts of the SOPA anti-piracy bill may end up becoming de facto law after all.
Sarah Jeong
8.5.15
politics

Net Neutrality Activists Believe the 'Internet Voter' Is a New Political Force

Translating populist energy into political clout.
Sam Gustin
6.16.15
Words

How Did The Pirate Bay, the World’s Biggest Illegal Downloading Site, Stay Online for So Long?

By shutting down The Pirate Bay, the music industry has eliminated one of its biggest threats—for now.
VICE Thump
12.12.14
Stuff

Aaron Swartz and 21st-Century Martyrdom

Brian Knappenberger's documentary <i>The Internet's Own Boy</i> speaks to Aaron Swartz's martyrdom and a deep strain of malevolence in American culture.
Matt Stoller
7.9.14
Motherboard Blog

A US Judge Erased a Chinese Company from the Web Because of Copyright

Judge Vernon Broderick exercised SOPA-like power in taking DVDFab off the internet.
DJ Pangburn
3.11.14
Motherboard Blog

How an Anti-NSA Campaign Took Over the Internet

A call to reform the agency's surveillence programs in the name of Aaron Swartz is the most popular thing on the Internet today.
Daniel Stuckey
2.11.14
News

FOX Bankrupted a 23-Year-Old Canadian Pirate for Running a 'Simpsons' Streaming Site

We talked to Nick, the 23-year-old man who was ordered to pay FOX $10.5 million dollars for running websites such as "Watch <i>The Simpsons</i> Online."
Patrick McGuire
1.15.14
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