Yearly Archives: 2012


A Response to Huffington Post Blogger on Cybersecurity Act of 2012

While many were relieved that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was defeated in the senate, one Huffington Post blogger seemed so upset, that he practically insinuated that politicians were not smarter than a fifth grader for not passing an “obvious” bill. We dissect and respond to these comments.


Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Dies in the Senate – Activists Claim Victory

While many feared that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 would do a lot of damage to civil rights, today comes news that the bill has died in the senate because if failed to achieve cloture. At this point, activists are celebrating a victory in the war to protect basic civil liberties like the right to […]



Open Rights Group and Others Try Fixing the Digital Economy Act

Despite the fact that the hugely controversial Digital Economy Act (DEA), a law that ushered in a three strikes law in the UK, the battle to try and at least tweak the law into some sense of reasonableness has been raging up to this day. The Open Rights Group were among many to file submissions […]


After Getting Three Strikes Law, Rights Holders Demand More

Have you ever wondered what happens when rights holders actually gets a three strikes law? Well, the people of New Zealand are finding that out first-hand. It seems that rights holders are not happy that it actually costs them money to send out strike notices and are now demanding that the fee to send out […]




5 Alternatives to YouTube

We’ve seen many reasons to not like YouTube. There’s the infamous comment section of YouTube, the restrictive nature of the maximum length of each video and the notorious DMCA takedown system. The question then becomes, what alternatives are there to YouTube? Well, we’ve compiled a list of 5 alternatives to YouTube for you to evaluate.



Australian Goverment Mulls Allowing Authorities to Hack Your Computer

There’s some rather scary news coming from Australia right now. The Australian government is considering sweeping new surveillance powers which includes the surveillance of social networking sites and data retention. While that isn’t exactly novel, buried in the proposal is a provision that would allow police to hack your computer for the purposes of gathering […]