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Posts tagged “PIPA”

Feature: Fighting For Our Internet

Post SOPA, What Else Is Out There?

Post SOPA might be slightly wishful thinking, because the industries that paid for the bill are not going to back down any time soon. Perhaps they've realised they're at least going to need to be slightly more subtle about wanting control of the internet. (Although as long as Chris Dodd is speaking for the MPAA, subtlety doesn't look like it's going to be an option.)…

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Better News – ESA Backs Away From SOPA

With the grace of a recently dumped loser shouting, "Well... I never loved you anyway!" as he starts crying, the Entertainment Software Association have announced they're no longer supporting SOPA. Which is a bit like announcing you no longer support England in the 1994 World Cup. We contacted the ESA two weeks ago to ask them about their position, and whether they would consider changing…

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SOPA Soaped, PIPA Pipped: People Are Ace

Look, it's my day off, and yet here I am. That's how flipping excited I am to tell you what an INCREDIBLE difference the SOPA/PIPA protest on Wednesday made. One Wednesday the US Congress had 80 members in favour of the bills, with just 31 against. As of yesterday, those figures had changed to 65 in favour, and 101 against. Yes, those numbers don't add…

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Feature: The Good News

SOPA: So What Happened Yesterday?

So yesterday was quiet, right? What came of it? With major sites blacking out, and others giving peculiar nods toward blacking out, there was a great deal of discussion, worldwide. In terms of raising awareness to the frightening dangers of SOPA and PIPA, it was an enormous success, a number of sponsors of the bill rapidly backing out. And this was the internet defending itself,…

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UK Games Industry Body TIGA Against SOPA

After a lot of pestering since the SOPA/PIPA news began to boil over, TIGA - the UK's trade association that represents the UK games industry - has come out against SOPA (and presumably in turn, PIPA). This is good news, as the developer-representing body is one of the UK equivalents to the US Entertainment Software Association, who Kotaku revealed yesterday are not only supporters of…

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