FCC Voted for Net Neutrality

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From EFF.org:

Today the FCC voted three to two to reclassify broadband Internet access as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act, and forbear from the parts of the Act that aren’t necessary for net neutrality rules. This reclassification gives the FCC the authority to enact (and enforce) narrow, clear rules which will help keep the Internet the open platform it is today.

Three out of five FCC Commissioners voted for “Net Neutrality”. Historic moment, but there are still a long way to go.

WordPress to fight Prenda’s Fishing Expedition Subpoena

WordPress parent company Automattic is going to fight Prenda’s subpoena, Ars Technica reports.

But Automattic’s General Counsel, Paul Sieminski, responded on Friday afternoon with a letter objecting to the subpoena.

Ars Technica also reports that Electronic Frontier Foundation (@EFF) will be representing both DieTrollDie and Fight Copyright Trolls.

EFF is pleased to represent @DieTrollDie and @fightcopytrolls to fight subpoenas in copyright troll Prenda’s defamation lawsuits.

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In preparations of this post we have visited both http://dietrolldie.com and http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com. Should Prenda prevailed in getting all the IP adresses of anyone who visited the two sites above since the beginning of 2011, our IP addresses would be in the list too. What good will the IP Addresses do for Prenda Law? This fishing expedition will face a serious storm in the court of law.

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Word of the day: SOPA

SOPA: Stop Online Piracy Act

From Mozilla Foundation:

From Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF):

Rage Against The SOPA:

It’s such a SOPA-pera.