Internet Rejoices: SOPA Is at Death’s Door

The hated anti-piracy bill may end up in the dustbin, but other threats to a free and open Internet remain live in Congress.

Source:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/internet-rejoices-sopa-is-at-deaths-door/251517/

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SOPA is the end of us, say bloggers

The conservative and liberal blogospheres are unifying behind opposition to Congresss Stop Online Piracy Act, with right-leaning bloggers aruging their very existence could be wiped out if the anti-piracy bill passes.

If either the U.S.

Senates Protect IP Act (PIPA) & the U.S. Houses Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) become law, political blogs such as Red Mass Group [conservative] & Blue Mass Group [liberal] will cease to exist, wr

Source:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70878.html

Copyright Corruption Scandal Surrounds Anti-Piracy Campaign

Anti-piracy group BREIN is caught up in a huge copyright scandal in the Netherlands.

The story painfully exposes the double standards and corruption that can be found in some parts of the copyright industry.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/copyright-corruption-scandal-surrounds-anti-piracy-campaign-111201/

Police Raid BitTorrent Tracker¦and Arrest its Hosting Provider

This week an operation led by a powerful anti-piracy group closed down a 6-year-old BitTorrent tracker.

The site had already been targeted following the verdict in the original Pirate Bay trial, but had quickly announced their intentions to go 100% legal. This week, however, people said to be behind the site were arrested. Most surprisingly, one of them was the owner of the company supplying them bandwidth.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/police-raid-bittorrent-tracker-and-arrest-its-hosting-provider-111117/

Anti-Piracy Lawyers Retreat, Drop Another Mass BitTorrent Lawsuit

The United States Copyright Group (USCG) has dropped another mass-lawsuit they filed earlier against 1,951 BitTorrent users.

The dismissal comes just a week after the lawyers dismissed their The Expendables case and suggests they are retreating. The question is, however, whether this signals the end of trouble for the defendants or whether the lawyers will re-file their cases in smaller batches.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-lawyers-retreat-drop-another-mass-bittorrent-lawsuit-110902/

U.S. Anti-Piracy Police Kept Secret From The Public

Last month the MPAA and RIAA made a deal with all the major Internet providers in the United States to systematically hunt down file-sharers.

The new Copyright Alerts system will directly affect millions of Internet users, but thus far the participating parties have refused to disclose which monitoring company will act as anti-piracy detectives. Its time for the big reveal.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-anti-piracy-police-kept-secret-from-the-public-110811/

MPAA Afraid To Disclose Secret Piracy Strategies

In their ongoing battle with file-hosting service Hotfile, five MPAA studios have asked the court to disallow Hotfile access to information on their anti-piracy strategies.

While drawing an analogy between copyright infringement and drug trafficking, the MPAA studios ask the court to handle their anti-piracy documents as trade secrets to prevent pirates from getting even more sophisticated than they already are.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-afraid-to-disclose-secret-anti-piracy-strategies-110725/

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