SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) / PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) blackout

January 17th, 2012

Currently, there’s a new threat cooking in Washington. The big Internet companies like Google, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, the Cheezburger Network and many others are opposing the bill and some of them are considering a day of blackout in order to raise awareness in the general public on the severe consequences of this bill – a bill that threatens the foundations of Internet and its free spirit, democracy, innovation and progress. So, if on Wednesday, January 18th, your favorite website is not working – well, it’s just a preview…

Tech Blackout to Protest SOPA

Stop Online Piracy Act (Scary Facts)

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

Biden on Internet Freedom

WTF is SOPA ? aka The American Government trying to ruin the internet


Related: Innovation and its enemies

Innovation and its enemies

May 29th, 2011

The 2011 G8 summit in France has risen some technology-related questions, among which the “New common challenges: the Internet, innovation (…)”. Here is the Keynote speech e-G8, given by Lawrence Lessig, explaining why the government regulation is a really bad idea for the prosperity of society and innovation.

Keynote – e-G8 from lessig on Vimeo. (via @yovko)

Please, share it with your friends, because it is important.

Earth Hour 2011

March 25th, 2011

Earth Hour This year’s Earth Hour starts at 8:30PM local time, wherever you live on planet Earth, Saturday 26 March 2011.

http://www.earthhour.org


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