The MPAA has presented the U.S. House of Representatives with a custom-crafted bill designed to put the Internet fully under the control of the industries it represents. And our government has aided and abetted along the way for years. Time for a revolution?
House members introduce expanded version of the Protect IP Act that would allow authorities to "expel" rogue Web sites from the Internet.
Democratic congresswoman from Silicon Valley, who will likely lead congressional opposition to Stop Online Piracy Act, warns that the bill if passed would mean an end to the Internet as we know it.
Obama administration issues statement about stance on Stop Online Piracy Act and other pending antipiracy legislation, saying that while the administration recognizes need for laws that fight online piracy, it's wary of laws that could lead to censorship, cybersecurity problems, a quashing of innovation, and other issues.
A rival accuses GoDaddy of blocking customers boycotting the registrar because of its support for a drastic copyright bill. GoDaddy denies wrongdoing.
The bill introduced last week in the House is nothing short of a regulatory coup by Hollywood. It's the latest in a series of increasingly desperate efforts to put the Internet genie back in the bottle.
Gabe Rivera, the Techmeme founder, says publications that discourage free promotion done by news aggregation sites "don't really get the Web."