Archive for 'Regulation'

Anti-SOPA billboard

Need to raise money for a good cause? Now you can do it over the internet. That’s what Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, did. He raised money to put up a huge billboard at Texas to oppose Texas representative Lamar Smith, author of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The billboard said “Don’t mess with the Internet”.
Ohanian raised $15,000 through the Crowdtilt funding platform in just a few days. He attributed the idea to Erik Martin, the general manager …

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Cyber fraud alert (USA)

Now Americans can be alerted to potential online fraud, from the disclosure of their banking and credit card information and social security numbers. The service is provided for free by AllClear ID, a company that offers identity theft protection and which cooperates with the non-profit National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA)
Those who are interested in signing up for the service will have to do it either over the web at www.AllClearid.com, or through an iPhone application from AllClear. The …

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Six-strikes plan will be used to control piracy

The U.S. authorities are making a new attempt to stop piracy in the music industry by implementing the so-called “six-strikes” plan.
The plan allows major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to work as copyright police, monitoring the web activity of their customers. When a subscriber starts downloading copyrighted material illegally, his ISP will send him an “educational” notice saying that illegal activity has been linked to their account. If the illegal activity continues, then the ISP will send “confirmation” notices to …

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U.S. Internet rules to take effect November 20

U.S. Internet rules to take effect November 20

(Reuters) – Long-delayed U.S. Internet rules that tackle the controversial issue of balancing consumer and content provider interests against those who sell access to the Web will take effect November 20.
The Federal Communications Commission’s “open Internet” order was published in the Federal Register on Friday, and immediately drew threats of court and congressional challenges.
The rules were adopted by the FCC late last year after a lengthy debate, but only recently cleared a review by the White House’s Office …

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