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We May All Be Computer Criminals Soon: The CFAA and the Power to Destroy

Over the last couple of years there’s been a lot of focus on legislation concerning internet privacy and regulation.  SOPA came and went.  CISPA was effectively (so we thought at the time) dead but is rearing its ugly head once again.…

Vox Populi: SOPA and PIPA Put on the Shelf

[Article first published as Vox Populi Puts SOPA and PIPA on the Shelf on Blogcritics.] Looks like it’s over.  Senate bill PIPA and its house companion bill SOPA have been shelved indefinitely by their sponsors.  On Friday, the announcements were made by Sen. Harry…

Web Blackout slaps SOPA, MPAA Slaps the Web Blackout, Everyone Slaps the MPAA

  SOPA and PIPA lost 3 co-sponsors this afternoon, presumably in response to the blackout protests by many prominent internet sites such as Reddit and Wikipedia.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) withdrew his co-sponsorship of PIPA while Reps. Lee Terry (R-NE)…

The Day the Web Went Dark

[Article first published as The Day the Web Went Dark on Blogcritics] A lot of Internet users today are checking in with their daily websites to find that those websites aren’t up and active.  They’re instead finding that some of those sites…

December SOPA Update: GoDaddy.com

[Article first published as December SOPA Update: GoDaddy.com on Blogcritics.] Earlier this month we took a look at the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) as it made its way through hearings in the House Judiciary Committee, through amendments, strong objections and ultimately…

99. The House Judiciary Hearing on SOPA was a Messy Show

[Article first published as House Judiciary Online Piracy Hearings Frightening on Blogcritics.] Thursday was a, well let’s say, interesting day, for those who have any sort of stake in, or connection to technology, politics or the horrific relationship between the two.  Over…