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  • Five major SOPA supporters

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act or PIPA, would allow the US government to seek a court order and even shut down websites that contain content or links “committing or facilitating online piracy.”  Moreover, advertisers and Internet service providers would be banned from doing business with violators.However, payment and advertising networks, search engines or service providers that take voluntary action to redress detected violations – by terminating businesses with transgressor sites or comply with the law – will be granted immunity from liability charges.On Sept. 22, 2011, more than 350 trade associations, professional and labor organizations, and businesses signed a letter urging Congress to enact legislation to stop “rogue sites” from copyright infringement.Here are five key SOPA and PIPA supporters:

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  • Eminem, Carly Rae Jepsen will be honored by new 'gold' and 'platinum' program that counts digital listens

    Eminem, Adele, and other artists will have their singles anointed with gold and platinum labels now that the Recording Industry Association of America has expanded its certification program to include digital downloads and streams.

  • Europe's Internet revolt: protesters see threats in antipiracy treaty

    Anger over proposed antipiracy treaty ACTA was expected to bring thousands to Europe's streets today. Supporters say it will better protect intellectual labor, while opponents see free speech threats. 

  • Five major SOPA supporters

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act or PIPA, would allow the US government to seek a court order and even shut down websites that contain content or links “committing or facilitating online piracy.”  Moreover, advertisers and Internet service providers would be banned from doing business with violators.However, payment and advertising networks, search engines or service providers that take voluntary action to redress detected violations – by terminating businesses with transgressor sites or comply with the law – will be granted immunity from liability charges.On Sept. 22, 2011, more than 350 trade associations, professional and labor organizations, and businesses signed a letter urging Congress to enact legislation to stop “rogue sites” from copyright infringement.Here are five key SOPA and PIPA supporters:

  • S.978: What Justin Bieber has to do with online streaming bill

    S.978: What Justin Bieber has to do with online streaming bill

    S.978 is the latest chapter in the fight to protect major content providers, including the movie industry, which say they lose millions of dollars yearly from illegal streams on sites like YouTube.

  • John Lennon: Top 6 most influential songs

    John Lennon: Top 6 most influential songs

    The 30 years that have passed since John Lennon's death have done little to diminish him as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. As a member of one of the most successful and influential songwriting teams of all time, he changed the face of popular music. Lennon was a mad experimenter, a avant-garde visionary who not only responded to the tenor of his day, but set it. He was also a master of wide appeal, able to temper his unorthodox impulses with approachability. Many of his innovations are now essential components of pop music. Here are six of his most influential songs:

  • LimeWire shut down axes music-sharing service

    LimeWire shut down axes music-sharing service

    Parts of LimeWire shut down after court order. But the LimeWire download store remains.

  • A startup indie radio station gains a toehold in an unfriendly universe

    A startup indie radio station gains a toehold in an unfriendly universe

    Storefront booths, such as East Village Radio in New York, reach millions online – if they can cut legal static.

  • File sharing fight returns to US campuses

    File sharing fight returns to US campuses

    File sharing on campus networks will carry risks of losing federal funding, starting this month.

  • Opinion Move over Kanye West, Taylor Swift and the Millennial generation are taking over music

    The 2010 Grammys will probably show that Taylor Swift and her generation are making over American music as triumphantly as they did politics with the election of President Obama.

  • Oops! File-sharing foul-up leaks ethics dirt on lawmakers

    The Vote Oops! File-sharing foul-up leaks ethics dirt on lawmakers

    Like Bruce Springsteen and other rock idols, the Congressional Ethics Panel was the victim of a computer download - inadvertent in this case, but highly embarrassing.