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Who's Supporting SOPA and PIPA?

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ProPublica has created an easy-to-use database that lists the congressional supporters and opponents of two bills that threaten Internet freedom under the guise of strengthening copyright protections. Of the current 80 proponents and 29 contesters, where do your representatives stand?In the SOPA- and PIPA-centered fight for the censorship-free future of the Internet, where do your representatives stand?

Corporations Have Hijacked Copyright Law, Too

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Copyright originated in early 1700s England as a contract between authors and society, “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times [28 years] to Authors … the exclusive right to their respective Writings.” (more)

Ignoring Iceland's Revolution
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Iceland's revolution goes unperceived by U.S. media; Greece worries about the China-ization of its country; and Egypt questions the need for a violent uprising. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Castro Edition
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Going nuclear in the Senate, the anthropology of "Avatar" and why Fidel Castro sent doctors instead of soldiers to Haiti. These stories and more on today's list.

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