SOPA/PIPA/CISPA

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VideoJan 2012

Wikipedia vs Copyright Alliance over SOPA

(18:59) Cofounder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales, discusses SOPA with Sandra Aistars, Executive Director of the Copyright Alliance, whose members include the Motion Picture Association of America, NBC, Universal, Time Warner, Viacom, ASCAP and BMI.

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VideoJan 2012

The back story behind SOPA, and why you need to know

(14:00) American author and consultant on social and economic effects of Internet technologies, Clay Shirky, gives a history of sharing and copying, from the era of the humble cassette, to where we are today with SOPA.

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VideoApr 2013

Kid attacks the return of CISPA

(3:55) CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is a proposed law in the US which would allow for the sharing of Internet traffic information between the US government and some technology and manufacturing companies. In February 2013 it was reintroduced to the House.

VideoDec 2011

SOPA Cabana

Dan Bull's warning from a dystopian future

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VideoJan 2012

Anonymous downs government and music industry sites in biggest attack ever

(8:38) In retaliation to US authorities shut down of Hong Kong based file-sharing site MegaUpload, Hacktivist group Anonymous attacked and successfully shut down websites including the FBI, The Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, and the Recording Industry Association of America.

VideoJan 2012

Internet giants consider strike action to protest SOPA

(4:59) Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon are considering a day of blackout to protest the "Stop Online Privacy Act" or SOPA.

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VideoApr 2012

Why CISPA must be stopped

(3:34) Broadly, CISPA is about information sharing. It creates broad legal exemptions that allow government to share "cyber threat intelligence" with private companies (and vice versa) for the purposes of enhancing cyber security.

VideoJan 2012

The Day The LOLcats Died

(3:04) The internet threatens the longstanding control of information, and for the likes of Rupert Murdoch, that is unacceptable.

AnimationJan 2012

Arion - Internet Rebellion

(3:13) Even dubstep hates SOPA. Those with photosensitive epilepsy should not watch this. It contains lots of fast cutting.

VideoJan 2012

Khan Academy - Explaining SOPA and PIPA

(6:53) No hill too hard for Tim Cameron's virtually indestructible rock-bouncing buggy called 'Showtime'. Filmed on private land with permission to run go beserk!

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