Swartz was the co-author of the first RSS specification, an instrumental part in creating Reddit, and co-founder of the Advocacy group Demand Progress. He was 26.
In the wake of the successful SOPA and PIPA protests, a coalition of Internet companies and groups attempt to define “freedom” on the web.
The US government may want to have a read through this infographic before passing bills like SOPA, CISPA, ACTA and PIPA.
Last night hacktivist group Anonymous carried out a massive DDOS attack on multiple government websites, along with the RIAA and MPAA’s websites. We were lucky enough to be sitting in on the 4chan thread as it was happening (NSFW language, obviously).
An outside-in online campaign wrecked the Motion Picture Association of America’s campaign’s attempt to toughen intellectual property law.
Marco Rubio and Congressional Republicans aren’t the only ones who came out against SOPA/PIPA today. Here are three Congressional democrats who did as well.
Led by Senator Marco Rubio’s defection this morning, Republican Senators and Congressmen have begun coming out against SOPA/PIPA in earnest. According to Patrick Ruffini today’s count stands at 26 Republican converts to only 3 Democratic. I guess Senator Rubio won’t be welcome at Disney World this summer.
In honor of SOPA Blackout Day, we’ve made transparencies for RIAA Vice President Jonathan Lamy and MPAA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Dodd. We want to see where Buzzfeeders want to put them. Remix away everybody!
Internet blackouts fade. Dumb is forever. (Also: “Sopa” is Spanish for “soup”—not “soap.”)
The Facebook founder’s post outlines his company’s stance on SOPA/PIPA.
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Everything you wanted to look up today, in one convenient video. You’re welcome, kids.
Here’s a glimpse into what being online if SOPA passed might be like. Save our memes! (Inspired by the fine work of Chris Mohney.)
Many sites have shut down today in protest of PIPA and SOPA. If Congress passes these bills, it will damage the building blocks of the Internet.
The proposed — and half-dead — legislation cuts to the core of what we do, and how we live.
What could happen if SOPA and PIPA pass?
For posterity, a look at how some famous websites are participating in the January 18th protest, or not.
SOPA and PIPA are the only things that can threaten to stop Nyan Cat. 21st Street Games made these awesome posters to help keep the government from ruining the Internet. Spread them at will!
Taken in 2006, here’s Kate’s sister enjoying life on a boat! More over at the Daily Mail.
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