Google Rips MPAA For Allegedly Leveraging Local Government To Revive SOPA

Corruption in the American Hollywood style is something to behold. Today, Google published a short blog post alleging that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), alongside a number of film

SOPA Vs NSA Protests, In Pictures

Today, a coalition of websites promised an Internet-wide protest against the National Security Agency, similar to the mass blackouts that rose up against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Every majo

Ahead Of ITU Summit, Google Wants You To Help Preserve A Free And Open Internet With New Campaign

Today, Google announced a new initiative to support an open and free Internet called "Take Action." The company has set up a website with materials to help educate you on <a href="https://techcrunch.c

Making Government Suck Less

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em><a target="_blank" href="">U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa</a> has represented California’s 49th Congressional<sup> </sup>District in the House of Representa

A Free Internet, If You Can Keep It

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em><a target="_blank" href=""></a><a target="_blank" href="">U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren</a> (D), a senior member of the House Judic

Reddit Co-Founder Takes To The Open Road To Support The Open Web

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and GM Erik Martin are running a $40,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Indiegogo campaign</a> to fund a bus trip across part of the c

VP Pick, Paul Ryan, Has (Mostly) Been A Friend To Technology

I'm going to get a lot of hate mail for this article, but it's a fact that Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential pick, Paul Ryan, has mostly been a friend to Silicon Valley and the technology industry. Ryan

Congressman Darrell Issa Signs Declaration Of Internet Freedom

Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49) signed the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a broad online declaration that aims to keep the internet free and open. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Gover

Happy Independence Day: SOPA’s Cousin ACTA Fails To Make The Vote In Europe, But Is This Really The End?

A big day today for those who have been opposed to measures like <a href="">SOPA</a> that are aimed at stronger, government-imposed measures to define and prevent count

Facebook Explains Why It’s Supporting Congress’ CISPA Cybersecurity Bill

<a href="">Facebook</a> today explained why it has taken a positive stance on the <a href=""

The Megabreach Is Back: Hacktivists To Blame For 58 Percent Of Stolen Data In 2011, Says Verizon Study

Move over organized cybercriminals, the new gangs in town don't want our money, but they want to make a point, and they're going to do whatever it takes to make sure we listen. The annual <a href="htt

Democrats And Republicans Agree: We Need More Startups [TCTV]

Even in an election year where Republicans and Democrats are at each others' throats even more than usual, there is still one political issue in the United States that both sides have to get behind in

Hollywood’s Role In Innovation… And SOPA

Silicon Valley may be a garden of innovation, but many of the seeds were sown by Hollywood. Earlier generations of innovators were inspired by shows such as <em>Star Trek</em>, <em>Lost in Space</em

Wikipedia Completes Transfer Of Sites Away From GoDaddy DNS

Part of the long-running (and far from over) <a href="">SOPA/PIPA battle</a> was the drawing of lines in the sand by Internet companies. While most recognized the dange

Startups, VCs Call For “Fresh Perspective” On Piracy Legislation

In the aftermath of the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, a long list of organizations have sent a letter to Congress asking members to "take a breath" before they trying to pus

Keen On… SOPA: Mob Rule or Direct Democracy? (TCTV)

My own views about SOPA and the need to protect online intellectual property are <a href="">well-known</a>. But even I acknowledge that SOP

For It Before They Were Against It: Google Spent $400K On SOPA Lobbying

According to filings with the Federal Election Commission, Google spent approximately $390,000 (out of $3,760,000.00 total) on SOPA and PIPA lobbying including efforts to educate lawmakers on SOPA and

A Tale Of Two Cities: Silicon Valley And Hollywood

Silicon Valley and Hollywood: so close geographically, yet so distant digitally and philosophically. You would think we’d understand each other better. In the Valley, we circulate pitch decks. In Ho

TCTV Debate: What SOPA & PIPA 2.0 Should Look Like

On Friday The House <a href="">withdrew</a> the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) from being put

SOPA Debate Part II: Viacom & CDT Square Off Over “Due Process”

Before SOPA was <a href="">pulled</a> from the House yesterday, opponents of the bill argu
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