Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The free internet act

  • When two proposed anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA looked as if they could become law, social news site Reddit helped organize a large-scale online protest that led lawmakers to table the bills indefinitely.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • That's something new, and it's happening at "r/fia," a Reddit community that's writing the Free Internet Act, or FIA.
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  • Similar U.S. bills, the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act "I understand as well as anyone the importance of keeping the Internet free from undue corporate influence," Franken said.
  • (Minnesota Daily)
  • With The Free Information Act, Redditors have crafted a document that would govern the internet domestically as well as internationally, preventing one country, or several countries working in concert, from dictating the evolution of cyberspace.
  • (Death and Taxes)
  • Details of the analysis can be found in Barrington's article, "How the CARD Act has cost consumers." About CardRatings.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and Protect IP Act But ACTA still poses a threat to the free and open Internet.
  • (Collegiate Times)
  • Creativity and Access to Knowledge 2.0.
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  • A few weeks ago, Congress quickly shelved the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect rights and First Amendment free speech realities that many general counsel should bear in mind as their companies navigate the Internet Age.
  • (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • As discussed in my last article about how the US Patriot Act affects people the dark side of the Internet. Available to International Man Members at no cost in the members area. If you are not yet a member, claim your free membership here.
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