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Hacking Politics: a guide

Last year, the Internet briefly upended everything we know about American politics.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 05, 2013
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Game Change?

The bills, designed to choke off online piracy of movies, music, and pharmaceuticals, seemed greased for passage.
 A coalition of net natives crossed political lines to decapitate SOPA and PIPA. Is this the beginning of a new American politics?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 01, 2012
TJI: Mass Pirate Party Conference

Putting the 'Arrrr' in DRM

Forget Talk Like a Pirate Day. In the 2012 elections, November 6 will be Vote Like a Pirate Day — if you happened to have joined a growing number of hackers and Internet activists and registered as a member of the Massachusetts Pirate Party (MAPP).
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By ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 09, 2012

White House pans SOPA

Maine's congressional delegation appears to be in a holding pattern while attempting to form positions on two bills that address widespread copyright and trademark violations via the Internet.
Online Freedom
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 20, 2012
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The battle over internet piracy

The Internet is angry. Perhaps you've heard.
Rhode Island's congresional delegation splits over the issue burning up the netroots
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 20, 2012
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Stopping SOPA

You can almost breathe a sigh of relief, though the fight is long from over. As of this writing, it looks increasingly as if Congress will — miraculously — fail to break the Internet.
The fight for lasting internet freedom — and security — has only just begun
By EDITORIAL  |  January 20, 2012


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Stop SOPA

The dinosaurs of the entertainment world ( i.e. , Hollywood movie studios and national music companies) have joined with the Business Software Alliance (which represents tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft, and Intel) to sponsor an insidious piece of l
Old-media corporate giants seek censorship through a web-based blacklist. Plus, #occupy brutality, and D.C. deadlock.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 25, 2011