Big Music Says Google Isn’t Cracking Down on Pirate Sites, After All

Avast! Plenty of copyright problems in search results, says the RIAA.

Happy Internet Freedom Day, Y’all

It’s the first anniversary of the online protests against SOPA and PIPA.

Demand A Plan: Tech Leaders Sign On to Mayors’ Effort to End Gun Violence

Will social media help an effort to ensure gun safety?

ACTA Vote Tomorrow: Copyright Law Looks Dead, but It Won’t Lie Down

ACTA, the proposed anti-counterfeit treaty, is up for vote in European Parliament tomorrow.

WordPress, Reddit, Cheezburger and Others Join New Internet Defense League

In an effort to harness the kind of energy and determination that shot down SOPA/PIPA, online activists have founded a group that will alert the world to potential threats to Internet freedom.



With SOPA and PIPA out of the picture, it seemed like digital privacy was less threatened. Then along came the new cybersecurity bill on the block, CISPA.

Google’s Q1 Federal Lobbying Receipt: $5M

Google spent $5.03 million on federal lobbying in the first quarter of 2012, according to a regulatory document filed Friday.

Netflix Says Its PAC Is Not About SOPA

Yes, Reed Hastings wants to influence government. Just like lots of big media and tech companies.
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Viacom’s Philippe Dauman Has a Bundle, Will Travel: The Full Dive Into Media Interview

Want Snooki via Google TV, or Apple TV, or whatever new platform wants to play? You’ll have to pay for all of Viacom’s cable channels, too. Speaking of Snooki …
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News Corp.’s Chase Carey Says Phone Hacking Doesn’t Indicate a Culture Problem

“It certainly has been a difficult year,” said News Corp. COO Chase Carey at D: Dive Into Media this afternoon.

Viral Graphic: A World Without Wikipedia

Sound Bites From the SOPA Strike

App Makers Craft Code for Protesting SOPA