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Hollywood's History of Standing in the Way of Technological Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hollywood's History of  Standing in the Way of Technological Innovation [INFOGRAPHIC] | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Hollywood wanted SOPA to pass. But they wanted to stand in the way of many past technological advances as well.  Here's a quick look at the history.

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Angry about Apple. More angry about our government's side deal

Angry about Apple.  More angry about our government's side deal | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Must watch:  1 hour in, they discuss Chris Dodd's disgusting actions that may change the internet.

"This isn't illigal...it is how it works in our country"

 

-Apple's new eBook publisher closes the book on other epub formats

-MegaUploads gets shut down

-Jerry Yang leaves Yahoo

-Google cancels Pinik and others

-Facebook may replace Youtube as Vevo's host

 

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Video | South Korean Jailed for Tweeting | Link TV

Video | South Korean Jailed for Tweeting | Link TV | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

South Korean 23-year-old in jail for pro-North Korea Tweets. (5 minute video)

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How The Web Killed SOPA and PIPA

How The Web Killed SOPA and PIPA | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Another good article for curation purposes.  This isn't over.  SOPA will return in some form.  They don't throw that much money at a 'problem' without giving another try.

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Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea

Clay Shirky always finds a way to make complicated topics simple and memerable.

 

This one is less promising than most of his talks.  But it is important for each of us to listen and act upon.

SOPA and PIPA are not defeated.  They will transform into other equally ugly 'solutions'.

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Why SOPA Is Dangerous

Why SOPA Is Dangerous | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is a good (and sad) reminder of all of the reasons why most of us thought that our leaders would never let this happen.  Very scary.  We must voice our opinions!

One writer discusses why we need to understand and oppose SOPA -- immediately.

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Strike Against Sopa!

Strike Against Sopa! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Even though we have been playing nice (and doing our homework), Big Brother is planning on taking the internet away!!!!  Stop them.  We are running out of time.  This is an easy way to share your voice.

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SOPA Makes Strange Bedfellows - Slashdot

SOPA Makes Strange Bedfellows - Slashdot | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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davide marney writes "What do 1-800-Contacts, Adidas, Americans for Tax Reform, Comcast, the Country Music Association, Estee Lauder, Ford, Nike and Xerox all have in common? According to OpenCongress.org, they all have specifically endorsed H.R.

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GoDaddy lost 72,354 domains this week. It’s not enough.

GoDaddy lost 72,354 domains this week. It’s not enough. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Despite a massive Twitter campaign and a blog post that claims "Go Daddy no longer supports SOPA legislation" the company and their CEO have dodged questions about opposing the bill.


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Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law

 Larry Lessig argues against over-regulation of the internet.  This is a fitting post on the day that our 'leaders' plan on killing the internet while we are busy during the year's end/holiday season.

 

Rough paraphrase: We can't make our kid's passive.  We can only brand them as 'Pirates'.

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How SOPA would affect you: FAQ

How SOPA would affect you: FAQ | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

An in-depth look at the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, backed by Hollywood and opposed by the largest Web companies and civil liberties groups.

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Can Pakistan Ban 'Jesus' and 1,600 Other 'Obscene' Words From Text Messages?

Can Pakistan Ban 'Jesus' and 1,600 Other 'Obscene' Words From Text Messages? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority told mobile carriers to begin blocking text messages Nov. 21 containing words from a list of more than 1600 “obscene” terms.
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Huxley Vs. Orwell: Infinite Distraction Or Government Oppression?

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Huxley Vs. Orwell: Infinite Distraction Or Government Oppression?

 

A great bird's eye view of both arguments with fun illustrations!

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So you still think the internet is free...

So you still think the internet is free... | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Data Visualizations on Internet Censorship...
I don't know much about the sponsor, but I like the graphics and statistics. KM

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The Real SOPA Battle: Innovators vs. Goliath

The Real SOPA Battle: Innovators vs. Goliath | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

For the sake of curation, but also to remind us that the fight is not yet over.  This article offers a good overview as well as some insightful links about the brief, ugly history of SOPA/PIPA.

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Please watch this important 4-minute video about how the SOPA/PROTECT IP Act Breaks the Internet

Please watch this important 4-minute video about how the SOPA/PROTECT IP Act Breaks the Internet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This important video gives a great overview of why some of us are so angry about the SOPA/PROTECT IP bills and acts.

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Apple Speaks Openly about Environmental And Rights Issues

Apple Speaks Openly about Environmental And Rights Issues | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Apple reports on problems regarding suicide threats and workin conditions within their global productions plants.

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Victory for SOPA Opponents: DNS Blocking Struck From Bill

Victory for SOPA Opponents: DNS Blocking Struck From Bill | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Good news!  I am still scared that this had a real chance of getting passed.  Thankfully, many individuals chose to voice their opinions.

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NewsTimes.com - The Latest

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Steven Tyler weighs in on  the Supreme Court case that could reshape the regulation of broadcasting. 

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Where Do Your Elected Officials Stand on SOPA?

Where Do Your Elected Officials Stand on SOPA? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
SOPA Track is a new website which allows you to find out where your elected officials stand on the Stop Online Piracy Act.
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FBI: Carrier IQ files used for "law enforcement purposes" | Muckrock

FBI: Carrier IQ files used for "law enforcement purposes" | Muckrock | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Rough week for liberty in the USA.

From SOPA to the anti-terrorism bill, down the the software on many citizen's phones and the denial of it's use. 

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Here is a good discussion on the frustrating events of this week regarding the US Anti-Terrorism Act:
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestoryamericas/2011/12/2011121491313251229.html
Here is one of the articles that I rescooped earlier this week regarding SOPA
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SOPA Will Mean The End of Reddit, Says General Manager | TorrentFreak

SOPA Will Mean The End of Reddit, Says General Manager | TorrentFreak | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I forgot about the other reason that I hate the idea of SOPA.  Simply including a link to website that the government considers to be "questionable" will get your website in trouble also.  There are so many reasons to hate SOPA and to be frustrated with the system right now.

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India targets 'blasphemous' web

India targets 'blasphemous' web | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The Indian government vows to crack down on "blasphemous" internet material, accusing web firms of failing to co-operate.
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