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November 18, 2011
BRIGHT SIDE OF NEWS

However, the anti-SOPA and anti-PIPA movement gathered tremendous support, and that support may not be enough. Electronic Frontier Foundation, cornerstone of Internet freedom, DemandProgress, American Censorship and the White House in the form of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden are attacking this law from all sides.

November 17, 2011
TechDirt

The EFF is taking a look at some websites that may face serious legal questions and liability should SOPA become law, specifically looking at Etsy, Flickr and Vimeo.

November 17, 2011
TechNewsDaily

Opposing the bills are Google, Yahoo, eBay, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Consumer Electronics Association and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Yahoo left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last month, and Google and the Consumer Electronics Association are reportedly considering leaving.)

November 16, 2011
Ars Technica Law and Disorder

We also checked with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which had tweeted a link to the story. "One of the problems is that the streaming provisions are vague enough that it's very hard to be certain what kinds of streaming would be protected," EFF Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry told Ars. "And the current language includes noncommercial activity—so one obvious limit disappears, even though proponents of the bill insist they are only interested in 'high-tech bandits.'"

November 16, 2011
msnbc.com - Red Tape Chronicles

The Electronic Frontier Foundation calls the proposal "the most extreme, anti-Internet, anti-privacy, anti-free speech copyright proposal in U.S. legislative history."

November 15, 2011
CNN.com Tech

"There are myriad reasons why individuals may wish to use a name other than the one they were born with," Jillian York wrote on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's blog in July.

November 15, 2011
CNET.com news

SOPA is so controversial--EFF calls it "disastrous"--because it would force changes to the Domain Name System and effectively create a blacklist of Internet domains suspected of intellectual-property violations.

November 15, 2011
CNET.com

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox doesn't encrypt every page you browse to, but it automatically requests an encrypted connection for those sites that support HTTPS and that have been added to the program's rules.

November 15, 2011
PCMag.com

The groups—the Competitive Enterprise Institute, TechFreedom, Public Knowledge, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation—argued that it's not clear how the measure will "affect the due process and free speech rights of law-abiding Internet users around the world, user security, and the ability of entrpreneurs to create new products and invent new industries."

November 15, 2011
boingboing

Hundreds of sites have been joining American Censorship Day, taking place tomorrow, November 16, including the EFF, Boing Boing, Reddit, Creative Commons, Hype Machine, and many, many, many more. The momentum is building really fast!

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