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Lots Of Websites Going Dark Today In Protest of SOPA And PIPA!

Filed under: Legal MattersTech Talk

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Earlier this week, we were VERY pleased to hear that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was basically killed…although now we're hearing rumblings that it MAY not be as dead as we'd hoped. Boo!

Today, in protest of SOPA and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), a bunch of websites are going dark for the day in an effort to fight against Internet censorship!

Some websites that are participating in the blackout include Wikipedia, Mozilla, Wordpress, Livejournal, Twitpic, and Reddit.

We are in FULL support of this, and we truly hope that neither SOPA nor PIPA make it any further than they already have!

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Glorious! That Internet Censorship Bill Got B*tch Slapped Back Into The Black Hole It Belongs In!

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Ugh! SOPA was such a bitch! She deserved to get killed!!

We're so happy Representative Eric Cantor decided to stop all action on the bill that would inevitably kill the internet as we know it.

We're no fan of piracy, but this was just too extreme. They would have potentially been able to shut down sites like YouTube or Tumblr whenever copyright material was used without permission — despite the amount of heavy press and play the owner would subsequently receive.

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The White House Will Not Support Controversial Internet Piracy Bills SOPA or PIPA

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The internet has been banding together over the last few weeks to fight the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) and has just gained a very powerful ally — the White House!

In a statement responding to two petitions against the bills from the House of Representatives and the Senate, the Obama administration officials wrote:

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Megaupload Prepared To Sue Universal Music Group

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Because who the hell do they think they are!

As we reported earlier, Megaupload had some major success in getting so A-list music stars to appear in a music video endorsing the site. Everyone from Diddy to Mary J Blige lent their celebrity to the cause, hoping to spread the good word of using the file sharing site.

But not everyone was thrilled with the video; namely, Universal Music Group, as several of their top performers were involved and they didn't see a dime for it. Immediately, they had YouTube pull the "Mega Song" off the site, claiming that it was infriging on material they had the copyright to.

Friends, that just isn't so and Megaupload is out to prove it with one hell of lawsuit! The site is lawyering up Megaupload CEO David Robb had this to say about the controversy this morning:

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