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SOPA

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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 August 11, 2015

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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 December 18, 2014

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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 October 18, 2013

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The 404 1,475: Where we play a game of drones (podcast)

We're back at it with another show rundown! Today we're talking about Atari finally digging up those lost ET cartridges, unearthing a floppy disk containing all of Andy Warhol's digital art works, jamming cellphones on your work commute, drone photography trends, and a eulogy for Twitter.

By April 30, 2014

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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 April 20, 2013

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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 January 22, 2013

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How Aaron Swartz helped to defeat Hollywood on SOPA

Aaron Swartz's former roommate, Peter Eckersley, says the late activist started Demand Progress because from D.C.'s perspective, it "doesn't matter" if their laws break the Internet.

By January 22, 2013

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After a year in the grave, can SOPA and Protect IP return?

CNET asked the leaders of the congressional committees that write U.S. copyright law, plus the groups that backed the controversial legislation a year ago, to tell us what will happen next.

By January 18, 2013

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The faces of those who fought SOPA (pictures)

Some of the key figures from the worlds of computer science, business and politics who came together to defeat the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act.

13 Images By January 18, 2013

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SOPA legislation

When Rep. Lamar Smith announced the Stop Online Piracy Act in late 2011, he knew it was going to be controversial. But the Texas Republican probably never anticipated the broad and fierce outcry from Internet users that SOPA provoked.

By December 11, 2012