I’ve spent a very interesting day at the Tech Policy Summit in Napa, but based on what I’ve heard, I’m beginning to think that the industry’s quick victory in killing the Stop Online Piracy Act this spring may be a long-term impediment to the industry’s agenda in Washington.
[credit provider=”Alain-Christian/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aseraphin/6726476393/lightbox/”] Is 2012 a landmark year for Internet security bills, or is it just the tip of the iceberg? So far this year we’ve had SOPA, CISPA, CSA and SECURE IT – the latter three still up for votes in the Senate or House. It’s doubtful that any of […]
[credit provider=”Anirudh Koul”] Alexis Ohanian is basically an Internet superhero already for creating Reddit, the insanely popular news-discussion website.Now he’s formed the Internet defence League, an organisation which aims to mobilize the audiences of popular websites against legislation which threatens their interests.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Al_Sheedakim,_Hacker_and_Programmer.JPG”] Remember SOPA, the anti-online piracy act people freaked out over a few months ago?Now there’s a new bill the House passed today that is designed to prevent hackers from getting ahold of personal or government information stored online. It’s called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or […]
It’s hard to be a web user these days, especially since the government has gotten so interested in what we’re doing online. Bills and proposed regulations that target web activity and user data are popping up all the time, and it’s hard to keep track of what any of this […]
[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] What do you do after you beat SOPA? You throw a fun party at SXSW. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian was joined by tech guys from Google, Quora, and other companies, and key players from Washington D.C., at the “Don’t Mess With The Internet Party.”
[credit provider=”Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider”] After spending all weekend at AngelHack, I learned a few things on how to build a product from scratch. Here’s what to do at a hackathon:
[credit provider=”iStockphoto”] This is the first of a series of MBA Mondays posts on the topic of The Board Of Directors. I want to dig into the role and responsibilities of the Board as a way to kickoff this series. But first a few disclaimers.I am not a lawyer and […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] A new roller coaster about to open at Britain’s Thorpe Park twists and turns so violently that the crash dummies on a recent test returned without limbs, according to USA Today.The dummies returned sans arms and legs after a ride on “The Swarm.” So the theme park sought […]
After playing a major role in defeating SOPA legislation, Reddit users decided to craft their own “Free Internet Act,” which, they hoped, could be used as a far more liberal replacement bill.
UPDATE Feb. 19, 6:10pm ET: Our videocast explaining H.R. 1981 in-depth is posted in full below; the video was featured on YouTube’s U.S. homepage yesterday and this morning, thanks to the tremendous level of interest from readers.
[credit provider=”AP/Alik Keplicz”] Germany has delayed its approval of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), amid concerns voiced by the Justice Ministry,reported AFP.”The signing has not happened, to give us time to carry out further discussions,” a foreign ministry spokesperson told AFP. “The federal justice minister in charge of the issue has […]
[credit provider=”AP/Alik Keplicz”] The fight against SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA may not be over yet.A British minister made a statement in a parliamentary debate on Wednesday to the effect that the British government was looking at introducing new proposals to prevent online copyright infringement, IPtegrity reports.
[credit provider=”graphics8.nytimes.com” url=”http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/opinion/oped/ClarkBoothArticle.pdf.pdf”] The New York Times posted an article called “Death and Football” for download on its website, in connection with a Times story this weekend about the author of “Death and Football,” Clark Booth. The problem is, “Death and Football” isn’t a New York Times article — it […]
In the weeks after Internet users and some of the web’s biggest companies rallied around to fight SOPA’s approach to curbing online piracy, filesharing services of all stripes have taken a thrashing. First Megaupload was shut down and its flamboyant owner charged, then the Swedish courts ruled that the founders of the Pirate […]