"PIPA" entries

The emerging political force of the network of networks

12 talks from the 2012 Personal Democracy Forum worth watching and sharing.

The ninth Personal Democracy Forum explored the nexus of technology, politics and campaigns. What's happening online matters offline. Indeed, the barrier between the virtual and physical worlds has fallen.

The week the web changed Washington

Collective action halted SOPA and PIPA. Now we're in unexplored territory.

Collective action channeled through the Internet halted the progress of SOPA and PIPA this week. The promise of these communication tools has come of age, and they'll be sorely needed to face the challenges of the 21st century.

Visualization of the Week: Visualizing SOPA tweets

A huge visualization captures tweets from the SOPA protest.

This week's visualization comes from Fred Benenson, who ranked and mapped tweets related to the SOPA protest.

Top stories: January 16-20, 2012

The perils of SOPA and PIPA, a survey of Hadoop products, and common mobile UI mistakes.

This week on O'Reilly: Tim O'Reilly explained why SOPA and PIPA are bad for the Internet and bad for business, Edd Dumbill offered an extensive survey of Hadoop solutions, and we looked at the most common mobile interface mistakes.

From SOPA to speech: Seven tech trends to monitor

Data, voice recognition, and the "social backbone" will shape the months ahead.

Mike Loukides weighs in on the tech trends — good and bad — that will exert considerable influence in 2012.

O'Reilly will go dark on January 18

O'Reilly's websites will go dark in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

O'Reilly is joining the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act by going dark from 5am to 5pm PT on January 18.

Putting money where our mouths are

The business that can't deliver the goods doesn't deserve to survive.

SOPA and PIPA are attempts by established companies to preserve an industry that has been fundamentally unchanged since the 1950s, if not the 40s.

SOPA and PIPA are bad industrial policy

The solution to piracy must be a market solution, not a government intervention.

SOPA and PIPA not only harm the internet, they support existing content companies in their attempt to hold back innovative business models that will actually grow the market and deliver new value to consumers.