The rhetoric on both sides of the debate concerning the Stop Online Piracy Act almost peaked when Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said the House proposal “would mean the end of the internet as we know it.”
Archive for 2011/11/18
•Cadence Design Systems
•CNC Software – Mastercam
•Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation
•Siemens PLM Software, Inc.
Assange’s new lawyers include Per Samuelson, who in 2009 represented Carl Lundström – one of the co-founders of notorious BitTorrent tracker website The Pirate BayPosted: 2011/11/18 in Education / Awareness, Litigation
Nominet policy director Alex Blowers about process for website takedown requests: “We’re excluding all civil disputes. If the MPAA [for example] wanted to bring down 25,000 domains associated with online piracy, that would fall outside of this process.”Posted: 2011/11/18 in Blocking, Education / Awareness
This week an operation led by a powerful anti-piracy group closed down a 6-year-old BitTorrent tracker. The site had already been targeted following the verdict in the original Pirate Bay trial, but had quickly announced their intentions to go 100% legal. This week, however, people said to be behind the site were arrested. Most surprisingly, one of them was the owner of the company supplying them bandwidth.
Data from Norway’s oil and defense industries may have been stolen in what is feared to be one of the most extensive data espionage cases in the country’s history, security officials saidPosted: 2011/11/18 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
Last week, a disclosure was made about a public water district SCADA system hack. There are a number of very important issues in this disclosurePosted: 2011/11/18 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness
32,000 demonstrators took to the streets to march against corporate greed in a ‘Day of Action’ – More than 300 arrests were madePosted: 2011/11/18 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
His remarks came the same day that President Barack Obama said on a visit to Australia that the U.S. military would expand its role in the Asia-Pacific region despite budget cuts. Obama declared America was “here to stay” as a Pacific power.
Obama also announced this week that the United States will extend the military’s reach into Southeast Asia with Marines, naval ships and aircraft deployed to northern Australia from 2012.
China has questioned the deployment to Australia, raising doubts whether strengthening such alliances will help the region pull together at a time of economic gloom.