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Tech titans warn MovieTube suit could revive Stop Online Piracy Act

Google, Facebook among those that say the film studios' suit against the MovieTube site aims to resurrect the wide powers that copyright holders would have had if SOPA had become law.

By 12 August 2015


Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against pro-discrimination laws

His latest statement, in a Washington Post op-ed, warns of a wave of legislation pending across the US that could discriminate against the LGBT community.

By 30 March 2015


Google accuses Hollywood of 'trying to censor the Internet'

Using information from alleged documents leaked by the Sony hackers, Google said the Motion Picture Association of America and Mississippi's attorney general conspired to limit free speech on the Internet.

By 19 December 2014


The Sony hack: 9 more things you didn't know

It was another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for Sony, and we learned even more as reporters sifted through a trove of stolen documents from the Hollywood studio.

By 22 December 2014


Google files lawsuit against Mississippi attorney general to block subpoena

The search giant continues its campaign against Mississippi's Jim Hood. Google says his request for company information is an "unjustified attack" that violates federal law.

By 20 December 2014


'Censorship by internet filter': Industry reacts to proposed piracy laws

As content distributors and ISPs tentatively welcome proposed anti-piracy regulations, consumer groups and IP experts have slammed the changes as a form of "internet filter"

By 10 December 2014


Wikipedia to join Web blackout to protest SOPA

Zappos customers reset passwords after the site's 24 million accounts hacked, Apple is expected to bring interactive textbooks to the iPad, and Wikipedia and other sites will go dark Wednesday in protest of SOPA.

By 19 October 2013


Film 'War for Web' warns of CISPA, SOPA, future threats

The late Aaron Swartz said in an interview for the documentary film, set to be completed late this year, that he was more worried about the U.S. government than about teenage hackers in basements.

By 21 April 2013


Namecheap targeted in monumental DDoS attack

The service known for hosting millions of Web sites is the victim of a cyberattack that knocked out connections for domains around the world.

By 21 February 2014


Senator disputes Aaron Swartz's SOPA, Protect IP role

Senate Judiciary spokeswoman denies that a meeting between a committee aide and the late activist Aaron Swartz led to the creation of the anti-SOPA advocacy group Demand Progress.

By 23 January 2013