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NVIDIA opposes SOPA publicly

NVIDIA opposes SOPA publicly

There's been a bit of controversy happening over the past month or two, ramping up especially here in the last few weeks, centering in on companies and big names who have not necessarily said they support the internet censorship bill known as SOPA, but haven't opposed it either. At the start of this week, attention was turned to NVIDIA who, up until this week, had not come out in support or opposition to SOPA (otherwise known as Stop Online Piracy Act). Earlier today, NVIDIA's Bob Sherbin posted specifically SOPA is not something they support.

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Anonymous joins anti-SOPA blackout as Wikipedia mulls support

Anonymous joins anti-SOPA blackout as Wikipedia mulls support

Loosely-gathered hack collective Anonymous has announced it too will be joining reddit's anti-SOPA blackout on January 18, with Wikipedia apparently considering to participate in the online protest as well. "On Jan 18th you will see no tweets from this account between 8a and 8p EST in support of #SOPAblackout!" the group's AnonymousIRC account tweeted, referring to the user-curated site's decision to go offline to raise awareness of the pending act. Meanwhile, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he was "all in favor" of the blackout, and that  it would be great if [Wikipedia] could act quickly to coordinate with Reddit."

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Reddit anti-SOPA blackout on January 18

Reddit anti-SOPA blackout on January 18

Reddit has announced that it will be staging a twelve hour blackout in protest of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, with visitors to the crowd-curated site on January 18 presented with a call to arms against the proposed legislation. From 8am to 8pm EST next wednesday, Reddit will be showing a message pointing out how the site could be affected should SOPA be passed into law, along with links to resources and possible ways to take action.

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CES 2012 speaks out against SOPA

CES 2012 speaks out against SOPA

This week at the Qualcomm keynote event on the second full day of CES 2012, a big message has been sent to Washington direct from CES leaders: we do not want SOPA to pass. To do this, they've displayed a website by the name of Declaration of Innovation. To get to this site and join the "nerd army" as they say, head to DeclareInnovation.com and speak out against the majorly overly broad set of laws being passed as we speak to fight piracy but in actuality set to harm innovation on the whole.

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Sony and Nintendo drop SOPA support amid Anonymous threats

Sony and Nintendo drop SOPA support amid Anonymous threats

Sony and Nintendo have dropped support for the controversial SOPA bill, backtracking on what has been accused as a pro-censorship push by legislators amid threats of internet attack from groups like Anonymous. Both companies are now absent from the official list of supporters [pdf link] of the Stop Online Piracy Act, along with games publisher Electronic Arts, though it's unclear how much of the decision - by Sony Computer Entertainment, at least - was swayed by Anonymous' threats to target first the PlayStation Network and then individual executives at the firm.

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Google, Facebook and more mull anti-SOPA blackout

Google, Facebook and more mull anti-SOPA blackout

Google, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal and other big-name sites are contemplating a complete, coordinated blackout in an attempt to call users to arms over SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act. "There have been some serious discussions about that" Markham Erickson, head of the NetCoalition group of anti-SOPA organizations told CNET, with the so-called 'nuclear option' also being considered by Wikipedia and others.

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SOPA vote rescheduled for this week, attempts silent passage

SOPA vote rescheduled for this week, attempts silent passage

Despite what you may have heard at the end of last week, the vote for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is not delayed until 2012 nor is it delayed "indefinitely" - instead members of Congress hoping to run the act through a vote without any more internet-based campaigns to stop it have secretly rescheduled for the middle of this week. This blacklist legislation is also known as the PROTECT IP act in the Senate, and what today's news means is that the Judiciary Committee that was said to have convened until the end of January to re-work the act so that it better fit with the wants and needs of the VAST majority of free internet users is now going to vote this week instead. Opponents of the act will not be pleased.

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SOPA and PROTECT IP rallied against by top-tier internet founders

SOPA and PROTECT IP rallied against by top-tier internet founders

When it comes to something so very important as the two proposed pieces of legislation PROTECT IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), you'd be surprised how little the vast majority of the people voting on whether or not they are passed into law know what their actions may do to the internet and the greater world at large - thats why when "An open letter to Washington" came across our desk, it came as no surprise. What this letter contains is a very brief and to the point set of paragraphs and bullet points rallying against the two acts in question, signed at the bottom by a set of internet-based business heads that would make Al Gore shake in his shoes. Everyone from founders of eBay to Google to the Internet Archive are listed here, and we'd suggest that the recipients of this letter lend an open ear.

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Hollywood is trying to censor the web says Google

Hollywood is trying to censor the web says Google

Google is at odds with Hollywood this week; it attacked Hollywood and a state attorney general for what Google claims is an attempt to censor the internet. Google claims that the Motion Picture Association of America conspired in secret with the attorney general of Mississippi to change how information is traded online without enacting new laws.

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