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Protestors rally in Poland over bill similar to SOPA

Crowds have gathered outside the European Parliament in Warsaw over a new SOPA-style bill which could threaten online freedom. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), aims to counter online copyright infringement, as well as counterfeited goods and medicine, reports Gamasutra. The European Union is …

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ESA decides SOPA is bad after all

The Entertainment Software Association has withdrawn its support for the troubled SOPA and PIPA legislation in North America. The trade body issued a statement of support earlier this month, saying that rogue websites restrict demand for legitimate video game products and services, thereby costing jobs” and that "our industry needs …

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Pirate Bay: SOPA can’t stop us

Renowned piracy advocate The Pirate Bay has issued a lengthy statement saying that the proposed SOPA legislation would do nothing to stop it operating. They want to make the internet into a one way pipe, with them at the top, shoving trash through the pipe down to the rest of …

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US politicians drop SOPA support

Several high-profile US politicians have pulled their support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) following yesterday’s online protests. Republicans Ben Quayle of Arizona, Dennis Ross of Florida and and Lee Terry of Nebraska have all backed away from the controversial legislation, according to Eurogamer. However, the House of Representatives …

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