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Net founders oppose piracy laws

15 December 2011 Last updated at 13:48 GMT Film studios are stepping up efforts to combat piracy The founders of Google, Twitter and eBay have signed a strongly worded letter criticising controversial US legislation ahead of a debate in Congress. The Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) aims to slash the amount of pirated content on […]

Stop Sopa now | Dan Gillmor

America is fond of chiding other nations about freedom of speech in the internet age. Leaders including President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are constantly reminding their global counterparts, especially in places like China, that internet censorship is a detriment to open government and honest self-rule. Yet, the Obama administration has used tactics […]

Sopa condemned by web giants as ‘internet blacklist bill’

Internet giants went on the attack on Wednesday, claiming legislation aimed at tackling online piracy would create an “internet blacklist bill” that would encourage censorship, kill jobs and give US authorities unrivalled powers over the world’s websites. Internet firms including Wikipedia owner Wikimedia, eBay, Google, Twitter and others protested as Congress discussed the controversial Stop […]

Net giants fight US piracy bill

16 November 2011 Last updated at 13:09 GMT Google chairman Eric Schmidt said SOPA amounted to “censorship”. Web firms including Google and Facebook have written to the US government in opposition to a proposed bill to combat piracy. Alongside AOL, Twitter and eBay they claim that the Stop Online Piracy Act poses huge risks to […]

Increasing pressure on Google to give user information

According to a statistical snapshot, released by Google Inc on Tuesday the Internet search leader is dealing with increasing government demands to provide information about its users. Google has decided to start disclosing summaries of government requests after last year’s confrontation with China’s government over online censorship. However, the latest report reveals that the highest […]