ANTI PIRACY BILLS

  • Online companies win piracy fight January 22, 2012

    Washington: Outspent but hardly outgunned, online and hightech companies triggered an avalanche of Internet clicks to force Congress to shelve legislation that would curb online piracy. They outmanoeuvred the entertainment industry and other old guard business interests, leaving them bitter and befuddled. Before Senate and House leaders set aside the legislation...
  • Facebook relieved at SOPA, PIPA delay January 21, 2012

    New Delhi: After US lawmakers stopped antipiracy legislation in its tracks, Facebook expressed their relief in a post and thanked its users for their support and feedback. Like Wikipedia and others, Facebook, however, didn't go dark in protest against SOPA and PIPA, but it expressed its opposition to the antipiracy bills. But...
  • US Congress puts brakes on antipiracy bills January 21, 2012

    Washington: US lawmakers stopped antipiracy legislation in its tracks on Friday, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fastmoving bills. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he will postpone a critical vote that had been scheduled for January 24...
  • How antipiracy bill SOPA afects India? January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Wikipedia will shut down its operations till Wednesday morning. The online encyclopedia, the world's seventh most popular website, is protesting antipiracy laws that will be debated next week in the US Congress. SOPA or Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA or Protect Intellectual Property Act primarily target sites like...
  • US: Zuckerberg joins antipiracy bills drive January 19, 2012

    New York: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has joined the growing chorus against the proposed antipiracy bills in the US, saying the two "poorly thought out laws" are not the "right solutions" to the problem of piracy but will only harm the Internet. Zuckerberg posted his remarks against the Protect IP Act...
  • Internet blackout fails to enlist big sites January 18, 2012

    San Francisco: A blackout scheduled for Wednesday to protest against proposed legislation on online piracy has failed to get the support of the biggest Internet players. Despite calls for the participation of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other big names, the biggest participants are the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and the...
  • Wikipedia editors question site's planned blackout January 18, 2012

    New York: Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The planned shutdown of one of the Internet's mostvisited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of antipiracy legislation could threaten the credibility of their work. "My main concern is that it...
  • Wikipedia to shut for 24 hrs over antipiracy bills January 17, 2012

    New York: Online encyclopedia Wikipedia will black out its website tomorrow for 24 hours to protest antipiracy bills under consideration in the US Congress, saying if passed, the "destructive" legislation will "endanger" free speech and impose censorship on international websites. "In an unprecedented decision, the Wikipedia community has chosen to...
  • US online piracy bill headed for major makeover January 17, 2012

    San Francisco: US legislation aimed at curbing online piracy, which had appeared to be on a fast track for approval by Congress, appears likely to be scaled back or jettisoned entirely in the wake of critical comments over the weekend from the White House, people familiar with the matter said. The...
  • Wikipedia to go dark to stop antipiracy act January 17, 2012

    New York: Wikipedia, the popular communityedited online encyclopedia, will black out its Englishlanguage site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed US antipiracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet. The US service will be the highest profile name to join a growing campaign...