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Obama Mulling Executive Order to Get Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Passed?

It seemed like a crucial battle was won to stop the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 for a little while, but now reports are surfacing suggesting that Obama might simply sign an executive order to have his own version of either the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (Senate version of the legislation) or CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing


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Footage of Raid on Kim Dotcoms Mansion Surfaces

Footage of the raid on MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has now surfaced online. The footage showed a police dog, police helicopters and several armed officers, armed offenders squad, special tactics group armed with glock pistols and rifle’s.


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HADOPI Three Strikes Law at a Crossroad

A three strikes law is one of a number of ideas major corporate entities have brought forth as a way to stem the flow of file-sharing and free information. France had the dubious honour of being amongst the first countries to test run this experiment. Now, years later, France is apparently looking to finally shed


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Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaks Again – Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

There’s been a new development with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). A portion of the agreement detailing the copyright terms and exceptions has been leaked. This is certainly of particular interest given that the US reacted to the defeat of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting trade Agreement) by saying that there would be new limitations and exceptions inserted into


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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.


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Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Moves Ahead in Senate

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (CSA or CSA2012) seems to be on the fast track through the government these days. While many people are aware of its counterpart CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), fewer people seem to be aware of this particular iteration of the legislation.


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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


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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


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