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Happy Internet Freedom Day (or is it?)

In Nerds only on January 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

Yesterday was Internet Freedom Day.  Sure SOPA and PIPA were stopped dead in their tracks, but is the web freer than it was last year?  Google has caved into pressure from the RIAA and MPAA.  Daily more and more web sites and Youtube videos are censored and disappear off the web courtesy of the copywrong police.

The DMCA notices are supposed to help protect legitimate sales but entertainment companies sending them are clearly having problems. Witness some of the world’s biggest music and movie companies taking down everything from news articles promoting their latest releases, to their very own marketing content.  Google is currently processing half a million “infringing” links per day, and this number is increasing week after week.

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