In order to do so, two bills were introduced in 2011 that caused an uproar: the Stop Online Piracy Act
and the PROTECT Intellectual Property Act.
The maker of Firefox was one of several companies that staged a one-day Internet blackout to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act
earlier this year.
We are probably going to live in a world without ACTA and without SOPA [the US Stop Online Piracy Act
- Ed],' she said, adding that a way has to be found to remunerate artists in the age of the internet.
On the flip side, she contested the Stop Online Piracy Act
legislation that requires internet service providers to monitor user activity to prevent online infringement overseas; her opposition to the act stemmed from the possible harm it may have on First Amendment rights, intellectual freedom, and privacy.
Despite SOPA, Lamar Smith dominates fundraising (Houston Chronicle): "The numbers of the January Internet protest about the Internet bills Stop Online Piracy Act
, or SOPA, and the Protect IP Act, or PIPA, showed the world - and Congress - the formidable strength of the Internet's users.
Published as Congress debated the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act
, Fischer's piece engendered strong reactions: "It alarms me when I see our federal law-enforcement agencies taking direction from corporations against the ordinary citizen," commenter NEVERMORE669 writes, "and it disgusts me to see how our public 'servants' use language that distorts and demonizes the so-called pirates.
Google, Wikipedia, Craigslist and others coordinated efforts on "Black-out Day" to protest Stop Online Piracy Act
and the Protect IP Act, which currently reside in the House of Representatives and Senate, respectively.
ACTA's final version stopped short of drastic provisions like those in the Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) that were up for consideration by the US congress, but have since been shelved under intense pressure from the technology industry and the general public.
HostPulse, a leading provider of unlimited web hosting, has announced its opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA), a piece of proposed legislation currently under debate in the House of Representatives.
Asi como se ha tratado de controlar la prensa, escrita o electronica, ahora llego el momento de "proteger" a la Internet con el sambenito (aunque parezca insolito, legal) por conducto de dos proyectos de ley antipirateria presentados en las camaras del Congreso de Estados Unidos: Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA) --alto a la pirateria en linea, ante la Camara de Representantes-- y Protect Intelectual Property Act (PIPA) --proteccion de la propiedad intelectual-- en el Senado.
The Scottish Organic Producers' Association have the same initials as the Stop Online Piracy Act
, which aimed to bolster copyright laws in the States.
Limit toxic eWaste exports While the Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA) wasn't the most well thought out legislative direction from US lawmakers, another bill is something that the entire world should support.