Regime designed to stamp out internet piracy will treat individuals as ‘guilty until proven innocent’
People wrongly accused of making illegal downloads will have to pay £20 fee to appeal and prove their innocence
Move has angered consumer groups
Families who illegally download free music, movies and eBooks face a new crackdown with warning letters and court action for copyright theft.
A controversial new regime designed to stamp out internet piracy will effectively treat [...]
While all the focus was on SOPA and PIPA, the so-called Internet piracy bills in Congress, there’s a new piece of technology-related legislation that may prove to be just as controversial. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, passed the U.S. House of Representatives late Thursday, and now heads to the Senate.
If enacted, it would increase the information that is shared between the government and technology companies, giving each protection [...]
The Pirate Bay, the world’s largest file sharing site, is going to experiment with turning GPS-controlled drones into floating servers to evade law enforcement on land.
If this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke, the idea is that unmanned Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS) will be sent into airspace miles above ground and will be aided by the growing availability of cheap radio equipment and tiny computers.
“This way our machines will have to [...]
(Reuters) – Media baron Rupert Murdoch used his new Twitter account this weekend to attack the Obama Administration’s opposition to parts of proposed legislation designed to combat Internet piracy.
“So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery,” News Corp’s chairman and chief executive officer posted on his personal Twitter account Saturday.
Murdoch, whose media empire includes Fox TV, The Wall [...]
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This week, millions of us will protest censorship, censoring our own posts and asking you to call Congress. We need your help – please make a call right now.
Wikipedia is the latest to join internet industry giants in the fight to stop the bill from being pushed through the Senate.
Wikipedia may temporarily blank out its pages in self-sacrifice to draw attention to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. While [...]
By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
Over the weekend, First Amendment impresario Floyd Abramsaddressed two controversial Internet piracy bills, the Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the House version, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). He argued that the bill, designed to stop Internet theft of intellectual property, has been denounced by critics for setting up “?‘walled gardens patrolled by government censors.’ Or derided as imparting ‘major features’ of ‘China’s Great Firewall’ to America. [...]
Two bills aim to lock down the internet with a host of new government censorship powers.
Two bills are moving through the Senate and the House at the moment, aimed at creating a host of new controls and regulations over the internet, and threatening to change the way everybody does business and interacts online.
SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, is the House’s attempt to severely censor the internet ostensibly in [...]