After the tragedy at Newtown, New York had one of the quickest legislative responses in the country. A month later, the state Senate and Assembly had voted to expand the state's definition of assault weapons, banning military-style upgrades on semi-automatic rifles and certain features on handguns, ... More >>
At the Voice, we have been regularly following internet policy developments. We figured it would be cool -- maybe even a public service? -- to ID people who keep pushing for web-killing proposals such as CISPA, SOPA, and PIPA in this new, occasional feature: "The People Trying To Ruin The Internet." ... More >>
In what's being called a "SOPA-style blackout," an Indian court has demanded that the subcontinent's internet service providers ban 104 websites said to feature "unauthorized" media -- bolstering similar efforts in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Chris Dodd, chair and CEO of the Motion Pictur ... More >>
Kim Dotcom faces extradition to the U.S. for piracy charges relating to his file-sharing mammoth Megaupload, but that doesn't mean that he's backing down -- he's actually going on the offensive.
Not only has Dotcom successfully beaten American demands that he be thrown back in jail. Dotcom is now t ... More >>
TorrentFreak.comFile-sharing fave BTjunkie has signed off the web forever today, after its owners decided to pull the plug amid legal action against similar sites MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay, TorrentFreak reports.
"I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology."
Over the past few days, a remarkable letter was published in four parts at the blog of Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientology official who has left the church and no ... More >>
The MPAA have announced they'll nominate 10 rather than five Best Picture nominees next year, and the commentary has flown thick and fast. Each side has a point:
Pro: Fans point out that in early years the Oscars frequently named ten or more nominees at a time. The fabled 1939 crop, for example, i ... More >>