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MPAA Hits New Low In Self Pity Over SOPA

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/censored1.jpg"></a>As you know, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2012/01/wikipedia-goes-dark-uniformed-masses-freak-out/">Wikipedia, Reddit and a few other sites are completely blacked out today</a>, and many other sites are protesting in other ways.

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Reddit, Wikipedia, Boing Boing Will All Go Dark Tomorrow To Protest SOPA

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Despite the fact that the festering port-o-potty of a piracy prevention bill -- the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) -- <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/technology/2012/01/obama-white-house-voices-concerns-over-sopa/">is effectively dead</a>, Wikipedia, Reddit and <a href="http://boingboing.net/2012/01/14/boing-boing-will-go-dark-on-ja.html">Boing Boing</a> are <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wikipedia-blackout-websites-wikipedia-reddit-dark-wednesday-protest/story?id=15373251#.TxXqJCNGw_Y">all going forward with plans to go dark tomorrow</a>.

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SOPA Is Dead. For Now.

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/shutterstock_71132098.jpg"></a>Pat yourself on the back, Internet.

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Comcast’s New Tech C*ckblocks SOPA?

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So, Comcast recently instituted a new Internet security measure, Domain Name System Security Extensions, aka DNSSEC.

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MPAA Throws Hissy Fit Over ‘Arts Technica’

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/mpaa.jpg"></a>We're big fans of Ars Technica around here: they offer intelligent, detailed coverage of tech issues, including the ongoing problems with the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), or as we like to call it, the complete and total failure to grasp the concept of the Internet.

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Even Far-Right Conservatives Like Grover Norquist Hate SOPA Now

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Grover Norquist (not pictured at right) is a power player among Republicans.

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Movie Studio Employees Are Pirating Lots of Movies

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So, yeah, all those horrible nasty pirates that the MPAA is insisting are <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/movie-studio-is-profitable-166988">killing their record profits</a> are apparently their own employees.

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SOPA Rewritten, Still Impossibly God-Awful

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So, the Stop Online Piracy Act has been the subject of controversy lately, especially since Universal Music Group decided to demonstrate what a bad idea it was to give private corporations the ability to censor other people by trying to stamp out MegaUpload's protest song on YouTube, <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/music/2011/12/megaupload-is-the-new-we-are-the-world-apparently/">turning them into a free speech martyr in the process</a>.

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Small Flickers of Sanity Begin To Appear In Regards To SOPA

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We're fairly critical of the Stop Online Piracy Act around here, the impossibly stupid bill <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/webculture/2011/11/tumblr-goes-all-in-to-try-to-stop-awful-internet-censorship-bill/">Tumblr is going all-in to stop</a>, mostly because it won't stop online piracy, but will instead hand corporations and the government the right to shut off any website they feel like, for any reason they feel like, any time they feel like doing so.


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