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  • Global News Blog Wikipedia’s cultural mission in India

    After moving to big cities, some preserve their culture through Wikipedia entries written in regional languages.

  • If feds can bust Megaupload, why bother with anti-piracy bills?

    A growing battle over copyright on the internet came to a head this week as digital protests scuttled two anti-piracy bills, police arrested Megaupload's millionaire filesharing pirate, and hackers brought down the Department of Justice website.

  • Horizons Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lashes out at SOPA, PIPA

    Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, took to his social-networking site yesterday to speak out against SOPA and PIPA, which Zuckerberg called "poorly thought out laws." 

  • Feds shut down file-sharing website Megaupload

    An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content.

  • PIPA and SOPA: What you need to know

    As PIPA and SOPA work their way through Congress, the controversial bills have raised many questions. The most common: Wait, what are PIPA and SOPA?

  • The Vote SOPA and PIPA protest power: why Marco Rubio backed off piracy bill

    Sen. Marco Rubio was one of the original co-sponsors of the Senate's anti-piracy bill, but he reversed course Wednesday amid a flurry of protests against PIPA and SOPA.

  • 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:

  • SOPA and PIPA bills: old answers to 21st-century problems, critics say

    The SOPA and PIPA bills are an attempt by the music and movie industries to hold on to outdated business models, critics say. But finding compromise on anti-piracy laws could be tough. 

  • Would SOPA and PIPA bills 'break Internet?' Anti-piracy measure being revised.

    On the verge of passage in Congress, the SOPA and PIPA bills targeting online piracy have been bounced back for revision in the face of a public outcry and high-profile Internet protests.

  • The Monitor's View Web protests over piracy bills while China slaps Internet curbs

    Legislation in Congress aims to curb Web theft of intellectual property while Beijing cracks down on bloggers. Both nations must weigh the cost to creativity that leads to innovation.

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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