ACTA Casts Self-Rez, Sneaking Back Into Canada and Europe.
Man. Total (predictable) bummer. Not even a week after European Parliament axed ACTA has it slithered out of its grave to make another attempt at implementation.
European Parliament KILLS ACTA (For Now); Now That’s F**king (Internet) Freedom.
On Fuck Yeah! American Freedom (To Eat and Consume!) Day here in the States, our fellow humans over in the European Parliament have uppercut a dirty son of a bitch much to our internet folks’ pleasure.
PIRATE BAY Announces New IP Address, Effort Designed For Proxy Friendliness.
You can’t keep a good torrent site down. Unless you’re the slew of porn torrent sites that I used to frequent. In that case you can stake them through the heart and leave me devastated. Not Pirate Bay though, nope. No way.
White House Hires New Head of CYBERSECURITY; My Bet Is On Zero Cool.
If I was going to hire a head of cybersecurity, it would totally be Zero Cool. You know, Hackers reference? Am I getting too old? Too lame? My back hurts. The lights are dimming.
English Copyright Ruling Proclaims Ownership of The *Idea* Of A Photo. Brain Hurts.
Do you know what the copyright of an image is? Generally I assume it’s the actual fucking photo. I also don’t know anything about law. So there’s that. Even with my admittedly neophyte understanding of copyright law, I still find this ruling by an English copyright House of Something or Whatever to be a bit wonky.
Forget SOPA and PIPA. ACTA Is The Internet Killing Treaty
Everyone’s pretty happy that SOPA and PIPA got neck-chopped last week. High-fives! However there’s a more insidious piece of governance making its way around and if anything it’s got to be cursing that the two dead bills are no longer there to deflect attention. Meet ACTA. Acronyms are fun.
Senate Postpones PIPA Vote. Everyone Dance (To Pirated Music)!
While everyone was totally Facebooking and Tweeting about SOPA in the past couple of weeks, its mutated Deliverance-esque brother bill was making its way through the Senate. However, there’s good news. A vote on the bill was postponed thanks to recent blatherings about rights and such by people and annoyances everywhere.
Gaming Industry Spent $190,000 Pushing For Senate Version of SOPA Last Summer. Bastiches.
The US Senate has its own version of the infernal SOPA bill, called PIPA. Last summer the gaming industry spent a considerable amount of money pushing to get the goddamn thing passed.