Posts tagged Stop Online Piracy Act
Virginia Man Handed $1.5 Million Fine For Sharing 10 Adult Movies

In a court case that has resulted in the largest ever damages penalty awarded in a BitTorrent case, a court in Illinois has ordered a man from Hampton, Virginia to pay $1,500,000 ($1.5 million) to adult entertainment company Flava Works for sharing just 10 of its gay porn movies on the popular file-sharing website.

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SOPA protesters really hate the Scottish Organic Producers Association

 

In what is possibly the most idiotic and hilarious mix-up we've seen in a long time, during this timeframe of the general populous expressing their opposition towards SOPA, the Scottish Organic Produers Association saw an unfathomable spike in internet traffic.  This was paired with many emails of threats and demands that they stop what they are doing.

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New Rising Media's position on SOPA

It was a day of protest across the internet yesterday.  All the major players came out in force: Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, and others went dark to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).  Our readers come first, so we continued to provide our usual amount of content; but that doesn't mean we haven't had an opinion about what's been going on around us.  With this in mind, as editor-in-chief, I wanted to publish our thoughts and New Rising Media's stance when it comes to SOPA.

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Internet giants buy a full page in NYT to send a letter

A group of 9 huge internet and technology companies: AOL, Mozilla, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Zynga and LinkedIn, have ran a full-page ad in The New York Times today, voicing their opposition against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) and PROTECT IP Act (S. 968).

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