Neowin News Feed for: Sopa Neowin News Feed for: Sopa en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Mississippi Attorney General calls timeout in a battle with Google, after it files a lawsuit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mississippi Attorney General has called for a timeout after Google filed a lawsuit against him and accused him of doing MPAA&#039;s dirty work. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jerry Grey) Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:42:01 +0000 Google deeply concerned about MPAA's DNS filtering plans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google said it is deeply concerned about MPAA&#039;s plans to force DNS providers and ISPs to filter out websites like The Pirate Bay using existing laws. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jerry Grey) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:56:01 +0000 Neowin's five most popular articles of 2012 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1399584693metronewsl.jpg" alt="" /></div>We list our top five most read stories of 2012, which include a personal story on how piracy affected a Neowin writer, a blow up over a Samsung ad using an actor from an Apple ad and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:33:53 +0000 Don't expect another SOPA/PIPA blow-up in 2013 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1785123061anti-piracy.png" alt="" /></div>The US Congress will begin another legislative session in January, but we should not expect lawmakers to deal with any bills similar to the SOPA and PIPA bills that blew up in their face in 2012. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:31:29 +0000 California politician: Hands off the Internet! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new four letter bill, the IAMA, looks to protect the Internet from other bad four letter bills like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA. But will the Internet American Moratorium Act gain traction? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Thu, 29 Nov 2012 04:43:52 +0000 Editorial: Let's bring the UN's internet regulation talks into the open <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In less than a month, behind closed doors, the UN is going to hold discussions that could have huge ramifications for internet users everywhere. Let&#039;s get them to come clean and bring it into the open <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:21:49 +0000 A slip of the tongue gives away CETA's influences from ACTA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1916286341eu.jpg" alt="" /></div>ACTA and the whole copyright concern around it, was thought to have been laid to rest. It hasn&#039;t been: A European Commission negotiator managed to let slip CETA copies from ACTA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:40:19 +0000 RIAA admits that SOPA & PIPA are useless <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recently leaked RIAA presentation says that legislation like SOPA and PIPA wouldn&#039;t have done much to combat piracy, even if they had passed, while blaming Google for the backlash against them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Sat, 28 Jul 2012 03:44:09 +0000 SOPA author wants to arrest journalists over leaks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1282963733Flag of United States.png" alt="" /></div>SOPA author Lamar Smith is back again, this time rallying for a new law that would allow the Justice Department to bring down the &#039;full force of the law&#039; against journalists who leak state secrets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Sun, 15 Jul 2012 03:23:03 +0000 SOPA rises from the grave once more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/16058931735361823651f.jpg" alt="" /></div>After fighting against SOPA earlier this year, the Internet rejoiced at its ability to come together against controversial bills. Now it&#039;s coming back again, ready for another round. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:36:56 +0000 Here's the deal - the Declaration of Internet Freedom <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The fight for internet freedom could be getting a little bit more defined; one group has created the Declaration of Internet Freedom, a bare-bones summary of their idea of &#039;digital rights.&#039; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:21:00 +0000 Regarding SOPA, government says users “poisoned the well” <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/16058931735361823651f.jpg" alt="" /></div>Some in the government believe that corporations tricked citizens into protesting against SOPA and PIPA in order to protect their own profits. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:21:37 +0000 SOPA author Lamar Smith wins GOP primary <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Despite the efforts of internet activists like Test PAC and Fight for the Future, SOPA author Lamar Smith has won re-election by an unbelievable margin. Did we mention the RIAA funded his campaign? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Thu, 31 May 2012 07:39:59 +0000 The Internet Defense League formed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1765357450datatunnel_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new grass roots organization, the Internet Defense League, has been formed with the goal of having websites join together to combat threats to the Internet such as SOPA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 28 May 2012 14:26:48 +0000 US House of Representatives passes CISPA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2067064480conmgesss.png" alt="" /></div>CISPA, the bill hailed as &#039;the new SOPA,&#039; passed through Congress by a healthy margin, despite cries from privacy advocates, and the Obama administration&#039;s threats to veto the bill. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Fri, 27 Apr 2012 02:27:09 +0000 CISPA bill to be voted on in the US House this week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is coming up for a vote in the US House of Representatives this week despite protests that the bill could lead to online privacy problems. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:38:09 +0000 Google's Sergey Brin: Open Internet is threatened <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google co-founder Sergey Brin fears that the open nature of the Internet is being threatened by &quot;very powerful forces&quot;, adding, &quot;I am more worried than I have been in the past,&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:25:17 +0000 CISPA: another privacy nightmare? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2067064480conmgesss.png" alt="" /></div>A new piece of legislation is causing an uproar among privacy advocates regarding the bill, which encourages ISPs to share information regarding cybersecurity threats and piracy with the government. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Wed, 11 Apr 2012 06:32:49 +0000 Editorial: SOPA and the free internet's battle to the death <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After all the outrage they caused, the MPAA is still trying to force SOPA-like legislation into law? It&#039;s finally clear: this is a battle to death between the free internet and big media. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:52:23 +0000 Former MPAA vice president turns against SOPA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/18969258691.jpg" alt="" /></div>A former vice-president at the Motion Picture Association of America has turned against the group and the Stop Online Piracy Act they were so keen to push through to the greater internet masses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 07 Apr 2012 20:38:26 +0000 MPAA head still hoping for some agreement on SOPA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Christopher Dodd, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, said in a new interview he is &quot;confident&quot; there are conversations between the tech and entertainment industry about SOPA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 06 Apr 2012 08:28:20 +0000 Anonymous' "Operation Blackout" won't happen ... probably <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9522186906525593anonymous-logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The threat that the hacker group Anonymous will shut down the Internet this weekend for &quot;Operation Blackout&quot; most likely won&#039;t happen as some Anonymous news groups deny such a event is planned. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sat, 31 Mar 2012 09:03:42 +0000 Anonymous threatens to bring down the internet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9522186906525593anonymous-logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Anonymous is threatening to blackout the web on March 31st, in protest of SOPA and Wall Street. The plan is to DDoS the entire DNS system, making it impossible to access a website by any normal means. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:42:42 +0000 Wikipedia completes transfer of domains from GoDaddy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/107816111w.jpg" alt="" /></div>As promised a few months ago, the Wikipedia domain names have now been moved from GoDaddy over to MarkMonitor, thanks in part to GoDaddy&#039;s previously announced, and then retracted, support of SOPA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sat, 10 Mar 2012 17:44:50 +0000 SOPA author back and worse than ever <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SOPA author Lamar Smith is back, and worse than ever. He&#039;s the author of a new bill which would require ISPs to record tons of sensitive information, and it&#039;s got a title that you won&#039;t believe. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:30:46 +0000 Secret Service suspends <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/334450106police.jpg" alt="" /></div>JotForm, a service that allows users to create online forms, was taken down by the U.S. Secret Service for a couple days due to content posted by a user, according to a JotForm co-founder. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Fri, 17 Feb 2012 03:01:42 +0000 Germany to postpone its vote on ACTA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Germany has announced that the country has postponed its vote on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, showing that ACTA is starting to lose support in the European territories. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:20:24 +0000 George Lucas reveals his opposition to SOPA/PIPA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Star Wars creator George Lucas has signaled his opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), saying that the bills before the US Congress are &quot;sloppy legislation.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:13:29 +0000 Zombified kill switch/SOPA bill in the works <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new version of SOPA, including internet kill switch provisions, is in the works after the RIAA CEO called for tougher laws and declared the collective internet to be members of Anonymous. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:16:01 +0000 Anonymous attacking Mexican web sites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9522186906525593anonymous-logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The hacker group Anonymous is continuing to launch cyber attacks on various web sites around the world, with the newest victims being three Mexican government-based web sites. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:24:40 +0000 Anonymous takes down Irish government sites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9522186906525593anonymous-logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Striking government websites once again, Anonymous is taking credit for bringing down several Irish government websites, in protest of copyright reform laws that are being called the &#039;Irish SOPA.&#039; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:19:56 +0000 SOPA protesters send emails to the wrong SOPA site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1765357450datatunnel_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The official web site of the Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) has been hit with lots of emails from people who think the site is supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:28:19 +0000 Anonymous hits FTC owned web site in new cyber attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9522186906525593anonymous-logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The hacker group Anonymous has continued its run of cyber attacks inspired by the Megaupload shutdown by hacking and defacing the Federal Trade Commission&#039;s online security site <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:09:58 +0000 US Senator's Twitter page hacked by PIPA opponent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/754977705twitter_newbird_boxed_whiteonblue.png" alt="" /></div>US Senator Chuck Grassley got his official Twitter page hacked on Monday by an unknown person who used it to post anti-SOPA and PIPA messages before the page was taken back later that day. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 24 Jan 2012 04:59:57 +0000 UFC's web site latest victim of cyber attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1765357450datatunnel_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The official web site for the mixed martial arts company UFC was the victim of a cyber attack on Sunday, apparently due to the organization&#039;s support of SOPA and PIPA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:32:16 +0000 The ESA pulls its support of SOPA/PIPA ... kind of <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/317128205videogames.jpg" alt="" /></div>The US&#039;s video game trade group, the Entertainment Software Association, has killed its previous support of the SOPA and PIPA bills, calling on the parties involved &quot;to refocus their energies&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:47:19 +0000 SOPA and PIPA votes in Congress delayed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a major victory for opponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), the leaders of both sides of the US Congress have decided to delay voting on both bills. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:33:40 +0000 Republican candidates for US President all oppose SOPA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1765357450datatunnel_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>All four remaining Republican candidates for President of the US declared their opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act in a debate on Thursday, putting them in agreement with President Obama. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:48:57 +0000 SOPA opposition in Congress grows to 122 members <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1765357450datatunnel_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Opposition to SOPA and PIPA continues to grow in the House of Representatives, while the Senate has more supporters of the bills than opponents as of Thursday evening. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Fri, 20 Jan 2012 02:52:21 +0000 162 million saw Wikipedia's SOPA/PIPA blackout page <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/107816111w.jpg" alt="" /></div>The day after its SOPA/PIPA blackout, the Wikipedia web site announced that over 162 million people viewed the blackout page. The site urged people to continue to contact their elected representatives <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:02:55 +0000