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Free Music Archive: Free Music Archive Is Still Online. Let's Keep It That Way.

Free Music Archive: Free Music Archive Is Still Online. Let's Keep It That Way. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

You may have noticed that freemusicarchive.org, is still accessible. We'd prefer to stay online even as we stand with the 7000+ sites who are voluntarily blacked out to send a message to the U.S. Congress. It's unclear whether the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) could actually stop online piracy, but it's clear that these proposed laws would threaten a lot of healthy online activity -- including those that support independent artists.

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If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA?

If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act say it's needed to combat "rogue sites." Yet Megaupload got shut down under existing laws. Does the Megaupload raid prove SOPA is unnecessary, or not?
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Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website | Techland | TIME.com

Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website | Techland | TIME.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
One of the world's largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.
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The Pirate Bay: PIPA/SOPA Won’t Stop Us! | TorrentFreak

The Pirate Bay: PIPA/SOPA Won’t Stop Us! | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Supporters of the pending PIPA/SOPA anti-piracy bills often use The Pirate Bay as a prime example of a website that can be taken out under the new legislation. But is that really the case? The Pirate Bay team has been silent on the issue, until now.
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STOP SOPA ...a note from Michael Moore

STOP SOPA ...a note from Michael Moore | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

"My websites MichaelMoore.com and Mike's High School Newspaper will both be going dark for 24 hours starting at midnight tonight in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act now before Congress. I'm proud to join with Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing and thousands of websites in this action to raise awareness of this huge threat to an open internet.

I think we all knew that the powers-that-be would eventually try to kill the world wide web as we've come to know and love it. I'm sure it's just an accident that these bills are being proposed after a year where uprisings around the world were literally started on the internet. This is a scary device to those in power and I'm sure they rue the day they allowed us to talk freely to each other. They weren't thinking about the revolution that would cause -- they just saw it as a way to sell more stuff. Oops. And now they want to rein it in.

Please take the time to learn about SOPA (and its twin Senate bill, PIPA) and then call AND fax AND email your Representative and Senators tomorrow. Let's melt their phone lines and computers. We've got to use the internet while we still can to organize, fight back and stop this.

The good news is the Obama administration says it doesn't support the bills in their current form (but he said that about the National Defense Authorization Act -- and then went ahead and signed it after changes that still left its most dangerous provisions intact).

We can win this. But we've got to pour it on right now. I'll see you on the other side tomorrow night at midnight!"

 

Michael Moore

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EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA

EMI Vice President comes out against SOPA and ACTA | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The VP of EMI's Urban Promotions says that the best way to tackle piracy is not to introduce bills like ACTA or SOPA - but to simply provide better service.
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Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT

Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
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Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea) | Video on TED.com

TED Talks What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.

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End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

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