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Contre Sopa et Pipa, le lobbying 2.0 est né

Contre Sopa et Pipa, le lobbying 2.0 est né | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Suite à la grève numérique de centaines de sites, des parlementaires américains ont retiré leur soutien à deux projets de loi controversés sur la protection des droits d’auteur. Les géants du Web pèsent désormais autant que les lobbys traditionnels.

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Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline

Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Anonymous has sure been quiet lately, but today's federal bust of Megaupload riled 'em up good: a retaliatory strike against DoJ.gov (and plenty of other foes) leaving them completely dead.

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Apple Releases Free iTunesU App & Enhanced University Courses (Plus Textbooks)

Apple Releases Free iTunesU App & Enhanced University Courses (Plus Textbooks) | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Analysts expect Apple to sell 48 million iPads this year, with new hardware and software driving the sales.

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Kodak: why the moment has passed

Kodak: why the moment has passed | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Just as the music industry was rocked by the world of downloads after the launch of the CD, Kodak fell foul of new technology.

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The Costa Concordia Shipwreck Viewed from Outer Space

The Costa Concordia Shipwreck Viewed from Outer Space | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The helplessness of the cruise ship has been captured in a remarkable image taken by Digital Globe from outer space.

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PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed

PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Wednesday's unprecedented online protest has Senators racing for the exits on the Protect IP Act. A total of 13 Senators announced their opposition to the legislation, including 11 Republicans and two Democrats.

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BitTorrent's New P2P Protocol Could Fix the Internet's Shoddy Streaming Video Quality

BitTorrent's New P2P Protocol Could Fix the Internet's Shoddy Streaming Video Quality | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Streaming video over the Internet is one of the most important telecommunication developments in the last decade. Problem is, doing so needs a massive system architecture to support it and the feed is often riddled with lag. A new protocol from BitTorret's founder is aiming to change all that.

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SOPA website gallery: The day the Internet went dark

SOPA website gallery: The day the Internet went dark | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Numerous sites went black Wednesday to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills. Participants included Wikipedia, Google, Craigslist, Greenpeace, Reddit, 4Chan and others, and many didn't just stop at adding a black background.

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Does Internet Piracy Really Hurt the Economy?

Does Internet Piracy Really Hurt the Economy? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Censoring the Internet would be the wrong way to protect intellectual property rights even were piracy a big economic problem. But piracy has a negligible impact on the economy and mostly affects who gets what.

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How Twitter saved event TV

How Twitter saved event TV | Technoculture | Scoop.it

We used to gather round the office watercooler to discuss the previous night's telly. Now, tweeting offers the most immediate means of sharing our excitement.

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Sopa support drops off as blackout protest rattles the internet

Sopa support drops off as blackout protest rattles the internet | Technoculture | Scoop.it

At least four Republicans dropped their support of the controversial bill on Wednesday as Wikipedia, Google and Reddit spearhead a massive online protest.

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PIPA Supporters Violate Copyright Laws, Too

PIPA Supporters Violate Copyright Laws, Too | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Won't someone change the law to protect us from these awful, awful people?

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SOPA is the equivalent of smashing the Gutenberg press

SOPA is the equivalent of smashing the Gutenberg press | Technoculture | Scoop.it

What makes this entire affair so tragic is that SOPA and PIPA wouldn't even dent piracy; encrypted torrents, VPNs, anonymous proxies, use of foreign DNS servers and the TOR network: all of these technologies are trivial for pirates to use, and extremely difficult for authorities to track.

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Quantum trick for cloud computing

Quantum trick for cloud computing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Researchers demonstrate that, if quantum computers fulfil their promise of ultra-fast computing, the job could be farmed out to 'the cloud' while remaining secure.

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Five Great Alternatives to MegaUpload

Five Great Alternatives to MegaUpload | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Even though there's little doubt that MegaUpload was host to some copyrighted material, it was also a great way to upload and share large files, like photo archives and video, and send them to friends without worrying about hosting, Dropbox quotas, or overloaded inboxes. Now that it's gone however, here are some other great sites that let you share large files effortlessly.

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Anonymous Attacks Justice Dept as FBI Shuts Down File-Sharing Site

Anonymous Attacks Justice Dept as FBI Shuts Down File-Sharing Site | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted seven people and two companies which ran the file uploading site Megaupload.com. The site, which billed itself as 'the leading online storage and file delivery service,' is now offline.

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Inside the Cell Phone File Sharing Networks of Western Africa

Inside the Cell Phone File Sharing Networks of Western Africa | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Digital filesharing doesn’t need the internet. This is the case at least in Western Africa and other parts of the developing world, where computers aren’t yet consumer goods for most and, even if they were, web access isn’t exactly New York City.

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Wearable robot helps paraplegics walk; exoskeleton hits the market

Wearable robot helps paraplegics walk; exoskeleton hits the market | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In a later model, you’ll have complete control: the walking sticks will have motion sensors to communicate with the legs. It’ll also be able to figure out more complicated movements, like climbing stairs and sitting down.

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How to get your plants to start tweeting

How to get your plants to start tweeting | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Developed by SparkFun, the Botanicalls Kit connects house plants to Twitter so they can tweet as soon as they need water.

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India joins war against the virtual world

India joins war against the virtual world | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google India, along with 20 other major websites, is facing criminal case for allegedly hosting 'objectionable content.'

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Wikipedia’s SOPA Protest Leaves Twitter Users Comically Confused

Wikipedia’s SOPA Protest Leaves Twitter Users Comically Confused | Technoculture | Scoop.it

While reaction to the blackout was widely supportive on Twitter and Facebook, there were definitely corridors of the web that were less pleased by the temporary shutdown of one of the most popular research tools in the history of mankind.

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Artists: SOPA Would Hurt More Than Help

Artists: SOPA Would Hurt More Than Help | Technoculture | Scoop.it

A group of artists signed an open letter opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).

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Making Light of a Dark Day: 6 SOPA Memes Worth Seeing

Making Light of a Dark Day: 6 SOPA Memes Worth Seeing | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As many popular websites go dark on Wednesday to protest the Stop Online Privacy Act, humorous memes are making the rounds online.

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The five best anti-SOPA protests

The five best anti-SOPA protests | Technoculture | Scoop.it

As an example of political mobilization —and a new form of political mobilization at that — the anti-SOPA campaign is likely to enter the organizing textbooks.

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