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Open Letter By Eric S. Raymond To Chris Dodd (MPAA CEO)

http://esr.ibiblio.org

ESR writes about the perception of technologists on MPAA backed legislation such as SOPA/PIPA/ACTA. He tries to make it as clear as possible technologists will not have it. The internet and our computers will remain uncensored.

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How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation

https://www.eff.org

Even though the New York Times reported that the White House statement "all but kill[s] current versions of the legislation," the Senate is still poised to bring PIPA to the floor next week, and we can expect SOPA proponents in the House to try to revive the legislation—unless they get the message that these initiatives must stop, now.

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Copyrights vs Human Rights

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

Simon Phipps writes insightfully about the power US-based multinational companies have over the rest of the world in the form of internet restriction laws, the three strikes practice and the lack of due process.

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MPAA Boss Defends Censorships With Blatantly False Claims

http://www.techdirt.com

"They're called rogue sites, and they exist for one purpose only: to make a profit using the Internet to distribute the stolen and counterfeited goods and ideas of others."

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MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”

http://www.zeropaid.com

Home > News > MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”
Oct 21 2010
MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”

* Written by Jared Moya
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UK ISPs To Pay 25% of Copyright Enforcement Costs

http://yro.slashdot.org

"The UK's Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has released a report (PDF) related to the new Digital Economy Act." Sounds exactly like the good old MAFIAA racket.

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Judge rules that circumventing DRM is not illegal

http://www.downloadsquad.com

In what will surely become a landmark case -- or at least a massive thorn in the MPAA and RIAA's clubbed, pygmy feet -- a judge has ruled that bypassing DRM via hacking, reverse engineering or any other means is not in itself illegal.

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SkunkPost.com || Pirates of the college campus

http://skunkpost.com

In United States the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 is making colleges and universities do the entertainment industry's dirty work by having to invest time and money "to effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material" or risk losing federal funding.

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RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

http://www.tomsguide.com

Big Brother is watching you. Actually, it's the RIAA and the MPAA, especially if you're parked on a BitTorrent client.

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MAFIAA (Copyright Cartel) Runs the Country

http://boycottnovell.com

How congressional and presidential debates gets stuffed

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The Distraction of Transparency: an ACTA News Roundup

http://www.eff.org

Senators have begun to express concern over the secrecy and content of ACTA, while the MPAA, RIAA ,,, rush to reassure them that ACTA — will be good for business and that "transparency is a distraction".

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MPAA shuts down entire town's muni WiFi over a single download

http://www.boingboing.net

The MPAA has successfully shut down an entire town's municipal WiFi because a single user was found to be downloading a copyrighted movie.

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The War on Sharing: Why the FSF Cares About RIAA Lawsuits

http://torrentfreak.com

"In one of RIAA’s high profile cases the Free Software Foundation backed defendant Joel Tenenbaum, much to the dislike of the music industry lobby. John Sullivan, Operations Manager at the FSF explains in a guest post why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology..."

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AT&T and Other ISPs May Be Getting Ready to Filter

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com

"The New York Times is reporting that NBC, Microsoft, AT&T, digital filtering companies, and other assorted spooks were all abuzz at the Consumer Electronics Show over the prospects for spying on and preventing -- oops, I mean "filtering" -- of Internet content at the network level, as demanded by the RIAA, MPAA, and, well, you know the drill." -- VIA Lauren Weinstein: http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/000355.html

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MPAA calls for content filtering by all ISPs

http://arstechnica.com

"...Glickman is the self-described "chief hired gun or mercenary for the [motion picture] industry," and his comments give us a window into what the movie studios are thinking. His words yesterday revealed that movie execs are thinking about one thing in particular: the technology that can be used to halt film piracy. And they expect ISPs to implement it...'

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