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Pay TV piracy hits News

Neil Chenoweth Financial Review A secret unit within Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation promoted a wave of high-tech piracy in Australia that damaged Austar, Optus and Foxtel at a time when News was moving to take control of the Australian pay … Continue reading

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ACTA in UK: 10 years in jail for a download?

RT UK web surfers have caught a grim glimpse of the future with Internet users being threatened with 10 years in jail for “illegal downloading” after a prominent music file-sharing site was shut down shortly after Britain signed the notorious … Continue reading

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SOPA and PIPA Fully Alive — And a New Bill Joins Them

Source: Activist Post Many of us breathed a sigh of relief when an overwhelming amount of Americans banned together and voiced their opposition to Congress over both the Stop Online Piracy Act, and Protect Intellectual Property Act. Sites that dimmed … Continue reading

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Irony Alert: Congressman Who Wrote SOPA Violated Copyright Law

Source: Time Lamar Smith (R-TX), the chief sponsor of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), cares very much about holding copyright violators accountable for their actions — except, apparently, when it comes to himself. Jamie Lee Curtis Taete over at VICE … Continue reading

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Google chairman says online piracy bill would ‘criminalize’ the Internet

Source: Hill An online piracy bill in the House would “criminalize linking and the fundamental structure of the Internet itself,” according to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt said the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would punish Web firms, including search … Continue reading

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MPAA Head Chris Dodd on Online Censorship Bill: China’s the Model

Source: TWS Jen Rubin makes the case today that the anti-piracy bills pending in the House, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and Senate, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), are likely unconstitutional. The bills essentially call for censorship of online speech in … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch Lobbies Congress To Restrict Internet

Source: HuffPost WASHINGTON — News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch threw his weight behind Congress’ attempt to restrict the Internet, personally lobbying leaders on Capitol Hill Wednesday for two measures that purport to combat piracy. Murdoch’s media empire is among some … Continue reading

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