PIPA

  • Jimmy Wales hails Wikipedia's role in helping halt SOPA, PIPA January 27, 2012

    Davos: The founder of Wikipedia hailed the online encyclopedia's role in helping halt US legislation aimed at cracking down on Internet piracy, saying the proposed bills needed to be stopped because they were flawed. The idea to black out Wikipedia's English pages for 24 hours came from the site's volunteer editors,...
  • 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...
  • All that happened on Internet Blackout Day January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: January 18 Internet Blackout Day is a date that will live in ignorance, as the world's largest encyclopaedia Wikipedia started a 24hour blackout of the English version of the website. Wikipedia joined other big and small websites in a protest against pending US legislation aimed at shutting...
  • Google censors its logo in protest against SOPA January 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Google users in cannot see the Google logo on its home page. Not because it has put up yet another innovative Google, but because the search engine giant has also joined the Internet blackout against proposed US legislation on online piracy. Unlike Wikipedia, Google hasn't blacked out its entire...
  • Iraqis back attacks on US troops: Poll September 28, 2006

    Washington: About six in 10 Iraqis say they approve of attacks on USled forces, and slightly more than that want their government to ask US troops to leave within a year, a poll finds. The Iraqis also have negative views of Osama bin Laden, according to the early September poll of...