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A man holds a sign during a SOPA and PIPA protest on Wednesday in New York.

If done wrong, anti-piracy legislation could restrict the rights of Internet users across the country – and put U.S. diplomats in a very awkward position. Read more»

Internet activists may have won this round in the battle over SOPA. But the fight ain't over yet. Read more» 2

The Wednesday blackout protests by SOPA and PIPA protesters have been the latest pressure against lawmakers to stop the anti-web piracy bills – and it seems to be working. Sens. Marco Rubio and John Cornyn are changing course in the debate. Read more» 1

It’s not a skull and crossbones that strikes fear in the heart of the Internet community, it’s the meddling of lawmakers who would destroy it to save a handful of industries threatened by pirates.

When I first heard talk of SOPA, of course I thought of Mexican food. But the more I've learned about the Stop Online Piracy Act working its way through Congress, the more of a bad taste it leaves. The law would open a porthole to censorship, online disruption and more expensive Internet connections. Read more» 1