Big Brother is watching: check out this cool surveillance state themed media bundle curated by ex-Wikileaker Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Part of the proceeds go to a charity that has helped fight against SOPA. Pay-what-you-want! » 10/31/13 6:00pm 10/31/13 6:00pm

The Number Of Pirates Arrested In Japan Since October Might Surprise You

Well, it's been 3 months since Japan's own version of SOPA was passed. For those unfamiliar or cannot be bothered to research: in October, the copying of copy-protected and encoded materials, the sale of software and hardware that circumvents copy or access protection, and the intentional download of illegally… » 1/17/13 7:00am 1/17/13 7:00am

Come October, YouTube Could Be Outlawed In Japan

While the Japanese public watched a cult terrorist get arrested, its leaders in government quietly made a move that could make watching YouTube illegal in Japan… » 6/21/12 6:30am 6/21/12 6:30am

ESA Drops SOPA Support, Video Game Lobby Laments Bill's 'Unintended…

The Entertainment Software Association no longer supports the Stop Online Piracy Act, the controversial anti-piracy bill that was shelved earlier today in the House of Representatives after a week of fierce online protests. » 1/20/12 4:07pm 1/20/12 4:07pm

Adios, SOPA. House Shelves Bill Indefinitely.

The Stop Online Piracy Act continues to fizzle and is for all intents and purposes dead. Congressman Lamar Smith, who wrote the law and staunchly defended it for weeks amid protests that it would disrupt online speech, announced today he is postponing any further action on the bill: » 1/20/12 11:55am 1/20/12 11:55am

Congressional Vote on PIPA Gets Delayed, Meaning Controversial Bill May…

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced in a tweet today that he's postponing the voting on the controversial Protect IP Act—better known as PIPA—according to Ars Technica. This delay comes days after a massive internet blackout protest and mobilization of thousands of voters contacting Congress to register their… » 1/20/12 10:15am 1/20/12 10:15am

More Senators Abandon PIPA, But Lead Author Says Blackout Sites…

Support for PIPA, the Senate version of the notorious Stop Online Piracy Act, is dwindling faster than most media outlets can keep up with them. If you woke up to an article today that reported that X number of Senators have dropped their support for the Protect IP Act, you can assume they under-counted. » 1/19/12 12:00pm 1/19/12 12:00pm

Protest Game Super SOPA Bros. Shows a Future Without Any Super…

We're used to seeing tons of Mario tributes on the internet, in live action videos or custom-made browser games where Nintendo's mascot does things he wouldn't normally do. The Japanese publisher seems to turn something of a blind eye to most of these. » 1/19/12 10:40am 1/19/12 10:40am

...And Yet Another Senator Drops Support for PIPA

The rough day for the the Protect IP Act, the Senate's version of the notorious SOPA, continues. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, once a co-sponsor, has pulled his support. He Tweeted: "It is simply not ready for prime time." » 1/18/12 3:46pm 1/18/12 3:46pm

Another PIPA Co-Sponsor Bails on the Bill

In a statement made on his Facebook page, Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) announced that he is withdrawing his support for the Protect IP Act, which he co-sponsored, though he still supports "the original intent of [the] bill." » 1/18/12 1:52pm 1/18/12 1:52pm

'Retreats' Delay SOPA Hearings To February

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has issued a statement that due to Republican and Democratic "retreats," hearings regarding the controversial Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) will resume in February. SOPA's Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act, is scheduled for a vote on January 24th. » 1/17/12 4:50pm 1/17/12 4:50pm

Gaming Industry Spent As Much As $190,000 Pushing for Senate Version of…

Many gamers and video game companies can't stand the Stop Online Piracy Act and its companion bill the Protect IP Act (PIPA). But the Entertainment Software Association, the lobbyists who stage E3 each year and defend gaming's freedom of speech rights, thinks PIPA is a good idea. » 1/16/12 1:30pm 1/16/12 1:30pm

The Vote on the Bill to Kill the Internet has Been Delayed

According to a report on The Hill, over the weekend it was arranged that a planned vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act would not go ahead "unless there is consensus on the bill". » 1/16/12 12:30am 1/16/12 12:30am

This is What Razer Thinks of SOPA

Earlier today we reported that Bungie and even The White House came out to oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act better known as SOPA. Well, now you can count Razer among the opposition. They've even created a lovely visual representation of their feelings on the subject. » 1/15/12 1:30am 1/15/12 1:30am

PC Game Cancels E3 Appearance as SOPA Protest, Shutting Down Beta for…

You may have noticed a few websites around the place pledge to "shut down" on January 18 in protest against the awful Stop Online Piracy Act. That's all well and good, but now Red 5 Studios, the developers behind the upcoming Firefall, are doing it as well. Thing is, they're shutting down their video game. » 1/13/12 1:20am 1/13/12 1:20am

Sega Responds to SOPA Question Like a Heartless Robot, Apologises Like…

A reader of site HotBloodedGaming decided to email Sega and ask what the company's stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act was. Sega was nice enough to reply. Well, as nice as an automatic mailing system that's completely useless is capable of being, anyway. » 1/12/12 9:00pm 1/12/12 9:00pm

Sega Customer Support Has a Bizarre Take on SOPA

Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, has gamers upset. DanGlozier66 over at HotBloodedGaming sent out a mass of emails to a whole host of companies. » 1/12/12 7:40am 1/12/12 7:40am