"PROTECT IP Act" entries

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.

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Why O'Reilly went dark

A protest against SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act.

On January 18, 2012, oreilly.com went dark to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act. We believe going dark was the principled action to take.

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O'Reilly will go dark on January 18

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.

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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.

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The President's challenge

What more does government want — or deserve — from the tech world?

Take the truck, the boat, the helicopter, that we've sent you. Don't wait for the time machine, because we're never going to invent something that returns you to 1965 when copying was hard and you could treat the customer's convenience with contempt.

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SOPA and PIPA are bad industrial policy

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.

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An open response to Sen. Blumenthal on Protect IP and SOPA

Almost anything can be claimed as a copyright violation if you don't have to defend the claim.

SOPA and Protect IP are proposing remedies to copyright violation that never come under the scrutiny of the legal system.

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Top Stories: November 21-25, 2011

Top Stories: November 21-25, 2011

The danger of SOPA, lessons from a Starbucks social experiment, and why the real world is writable.

This week on O'Reilly: Alex Howard explored the implications of SOPA and PROTECT IP, Jonathan Stark looked back on his Starbucks card experiment, and Terry Jones explained how APIs can help publishers.

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Congress considers anti-piracy bills that could cripple Internet industries

Congress considers anti-piracy bills that could cripple Internet industries

SOPA and PROTECT IP would harm innovation.

In a time when the American economy needs to catalyze innovation to compete in a global marketplace, members of the United States Congress have advanced legislation that could cripple the Internet industry, damage cybersecurity and harm freedom of expression online.

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