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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 Oct. 18, 2013

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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 Apr. 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 Jan. 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 Jan. 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 Jan. 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 Jan. 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 Dec. 11, 2012

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After election, no sequel for three SOPA-sponsoring congressmen

Film industry loses some key political allies following yesterday's vote.

By Nov. 7, 2012

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Ransomware resurrects the SOPA specter

The so-called SOPA cryptovirus says your IP address is on a copyright infringement blacklist and holds your computer hostage -- pay up, or your data will be wiped.

By Oct. 12, 2012

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U.K. to repeal 'SOPA-like' site-blocking

The U.K. government is to repeal two sections of a key antipiracy law that would have allowed it to block Web sites by court order, after copyright holders beat them to it.

By Jun. 28, 2012