US House of Representatives Member Lamar Smith has been found violating the bill he himself proposed, the SOPA. Smith used a photograph and did not follow the correct copyright procedures for using it. According to his bill, he must be jailed or penalized. Moreover, Smith has been found to be quite the charming ne’er do good when it comes to politics. Read on to find out.

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Slew of Websites Black Out to Protest SOPA/PIPA

The scourges that are the United States’ two gagging Acts – the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) – are experiencing grave turmoil as large sections of the widely used Internet are blacking out for one day in protest against their draconian nature. The ongoing protest against the Bills intensified as Wikipedia, a veritable behemoth on the Internet, joined in the protest as we mentioned earlier. Following close on its heels is the giant community link aggregation website Reddit as well as the website of indie game maker Mojang, the creators of Minecraft. Many other gaming company heads joined together to stand against the draconian law’s enactment.

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The Swedish government has legalized a religion that holds file sharing and copying sacred. The Church of Kopimism holds information as the most valuable thing in the universe and believes that in copying this information, its influence is multiplied. Anyone can become a member of the Church. Find out how in this post!

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It seems that from either internal or external pressure, Nintendo, Sony, and EA have dropped support for the SOPA. SOPA is a draconian law that curbs the freedom of the internet. With these large gaming companies dropping support for SOPA, it seems that the bill is doomed for failure. At least that is what we hope.

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