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TPP: The biggest global threat to the Internet since ACTA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that the content industry is at it again with TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. In what it’s calling the “biggest global threat to the Internet since ACTA,” the EFF is raising alarms about the new…

Internet "Bill of Rights" proposed by anti-SOPA lawmakers

Congress critter and California republican Darrell Issa is working on the first draft of what may eventually become the "Digital Bill of Rights" -- legislation which could possibly shape online freedoms and the expectations afforded to citizens of the Internet.…

Bulgaria and the Netherlands withdraw support for ACTA

The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has lost more support in Europe after Bulgaria and the Netherlands refused to sign citing concerns regarding privacy and human rights. They join Germany and Poland, both of which refused...

Weekend tech reading: How ACTA would affect you

If you thought SOPA and PIPA were bad, ACTA is in an entirely different league of its own. ACTA may not order a mass culling of kittens, or declare war on China, but it will have a massive impact on trade, copyright, and intellectual property rights. SOPA and PIPA overshadowed much of ACTA...