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Discussing a Post-SOPA Strategy – Cellphone Unlocking

It’s up to us: was the historic protest against SOPA merely a historical aberration, or was it the beginning of a new historical norm? They had all the chips in SOPA: they had the money, they had the lobbyists, and they had the organization. But we are the trump card’the digital generation’and we won.

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You Don't Own the Books on Your Kindle

Amazon On a dark and stormy night, an employee of your local bookstore strolls into your home, starts tossing books you'd purchased over the last few years into a box, and – despite your protest – takes them all away without saying a word. More »

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Outrage as students killed in anti-regime protests in Syria

Syrian troops have killed four students and arrested some 200 after storming an anti-regime protest at Aleppo University, in the north of the country.

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After protest, Congress puts off online piracy bill

WASHINGTON – Caving to a massive campaign by Internet services and their millions of users, Congress indefinitely postponed legislation Friday to stop online piracy of movies and music costing U.S. companies billions of dollars every year.

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Wednesday Is Blackout Day on the Internet

COMMENTARY | Today is the day that some are calling blackout day on the Internet. In protest of the proposed Stop Online Piracy and Protect Intellectual Property Acts that are currently circling Congress, several websites that some of you reading this frequent are currently inaccessible.

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Protest on Web Uses Shutdown to Take On Two Piracy Bills

With a Web-wide protest on Wednesday that includes a 24-hour shutdown of the English-language Wikipedia, the legislative battle over two Internet piracy bills has reached an extraordinary moment — a political coming of age for a relatively young and disorganized industry that has largely steered clear of lobbying and other political games in Washington.

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Wikipedia threatens shutdown in protest at US piracy bills

Wikipedia threatens to shut down its English-language site for 24 hours in protest at proposed US anti-piracy laws.

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