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Was Winning On SOPA Bad For Tech?

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.
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Reddit Cofounder Creates ‘Bat-Signal’ To Save The Internet

[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.
Reddit Cofounder Creates ‘Bat-Signal’ To Save The Internet
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Congress Just Passed A Bill That Gives Companies Unprecedented Access To Your Online Activities

[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 […]
Congress Just Passed A Bill That Gives Companies Unprecedented Access To Your Online Activities
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They Can’t All Be SOPA: Are Webizens Ready To Fight With Nuance?

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 […]
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What Do You Do After You Beat SOPA? Throw A Party, Of Course

[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.”
What Do You Do After You Beat SOPA? Throw A Party, Of Course
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How To Survive A Hackathon

[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:
How To Survive A Hackathon
Strategy

FRED WILSON’S MBA MONDAYS: How The Board Of Directors Works

[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 […]
FRED WILSON’S MBA MONDAYS: How The Board Of Directors Works
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Germany Just Backed Away From Signing The Anti-Piracy ACTA Treaty

[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 […]
Germany Just Backed Away From Signing The Anti-Piracy ACTA Treaty
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The UK Reportedly Introducing New Anti-Internet Piracy Measures

[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.
The UK Reportedly Introducing New Anti-Internet Piracy Measures
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The New York Times Allegedly Stole Another Newspaper’s Story

[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 […]
The New York Times Allegedly Stole Another Newspaper’s Story
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Now BTJunkie Shuts Down: Who Needs SOPA?

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 […]