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SOPA and PIPA officially put on hold

SOPA and PIPA officially put on hold

By 20 January 2012

The much-criticised Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act have both been officially postponed. The head of the US House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith, says that they have taken the critic's concerns on SOPA "seriously" and will put the... >>

Megaupload shut down, Anonymous retaliates

Megaupload shut down, Anonymous retaliates

By 20 January 2012

Megaupload, one of the Internet's largest file-sharing sites, and seen by many as a haven for piracy, has been shut down by officials in the US, and its founder, Kim Dotcom, arrested in New Zealand. "Seven individuals and two corporations have been charged... >>

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

By 19 January 2012

We always want what we can't have. And clearly that was the case on Wednesday when Wikipedia blacked-out for the day in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), and recorded bigger hits than usual.... >>

Google, Wikipedia and others go dark against SOPA

Google, Wikipedia and others go dark against SOPA

By 18 January 2012

Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, Flickr, and dozens of other websites have shown their support against SOPA by either going dark, or showing their dislike of the US bill in some way. SOPA, standing for Stop Online Piracy Act, aims to grant... >>


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