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Stop Online Piracy Act threatens human rights activists: digital rights group

Human rights activists and whistle blowers could be “major casualties” of a copyright protection bill proposed by the House Judiciary Committee in late October, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would make it easier for U.S. authorities to crack down on websites accused…

‘Occupy Wall St’ finds donations bring challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Occupy Wall Street has raised more than $500,000 in New York alone to support anti-greed demonstrations and, seven weeks into the movement, protesters are finding that having money creates headaches. The challenges have included how to become a non-profit entity, how to deal with credit card…

House members introduce ‘draconian’ bill to thwart online piracy

The House Judiciary Committee unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would make it easier to shut down websites suspected of violating copyright laws. The Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) expands protections for America’s intellectual property and combats the illegal distribution of counterfeit goods on the Internet, according to the bipartisan…

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