Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Over 40 Internet Companies Come Out Publicly Against SOPA (Including Us) — Since the list of 120 or so SOPA supporting companies hit the Internet yesterday, the lines have been drawn; People are publicly promising to pull thousands of domains from domain registrar Godaddy after it appeared on the list as a supporter.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, AfterDawn.com, GigaOM, Namecheap Blog, Home Media Magazine, VentureBeat, Redfin Corporate Blog, Go Daddy, Petzl, Techdirt, Electronista, TorrentFreak, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Go Daddy Support, Future of Journalism, Guardian, GeekWire, Bits, Boing Boing, VatorNews, The Verge and The Huffington Post, more at Techmeme »
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb: What You Need to Know About SOPA in 2012
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Hate SOPA? 6 things you can do to stop it
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Go Daddy gives into pressure, comes out against SOPA
Glenn Kelman / Redfin Corporate Blog: SOPA Witch-Hunters, Count Me Out
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: More And More Internet Infrastructure Players Coming Out To Say How Bad SOPA/PIPA Are
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: GoDaddy No Longer Supports SOPA
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Companies which come out publicly against SOPA, including TechCrunch
John Cook / GeekWire: Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh calls SOPA ‘cancer to the free web,’ threatens to ditch GoDaddy
Damon Darlin / Bits: Daily Report: The Boycott Against SOPA Supporters
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Tip of the iceberg — At TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis counts …
Nathan Pensky / VatorNews: Go Daddy makes statement as SOPA battle lines are drawn
Alexander Howard / The Huffington Post: What You Need to Know About the Stop Online Piracy Act in 2012
Paul Tassi / Forbes:
The Great SOPA Conspiracy Theory — It's not a stretch to imagine that the reason big media companies want SOPA to pass goes beyond just hampering piracy. Rather, it would give them massive amounts of control over the internet, as they can deem which sites are harmful to their brand …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Techdirt, more at Techmeme »
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: The Congressional Grill: House Co-Sponsor Defends SOPA (TCTV)
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Breaking: GoDaddy Drops SOPA Support
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Prominent Rightwing Blogger Promises To Work Hard To Defeat Any Rightwing SOPA Supporters In Congress — One of the more interesting things about the whole SOPA/PIPA debate (and, as I've pointed out for many years, about any of the intellectual property policy fights) is how non-partisan they are.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
How Amazon is helping to sustain long-form journalism — Amazon has been taking a beating recently for what some see as its attempt to cut in on the business of independent booksellers, and for its ongoing disruption of the e-book market via its Kindle lending library and other moves.
Discussion: Poynter, NetNewsCheck Latest, PC Magazine, Bits, TeleRead, Joho the Blog, The FJP and Forbes
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: Direct publishing of e-books offers hope for long-form journalists
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: New Kindle? Amazon Rounds Up Best Apps, E-Books, More
David Streitfeld / Bits: Amazon and Best Buy: Uneasy Partners
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Amazon gives long-form journalists new opportunities
Notable / The FJP: Amazon and Long-form Journalism:
Jenn Webb / Forbes: The Kindle Single: A New Hope for Journalism?
Julie Moos / Poynter:
WUSA removes story from website after discovering parts of it came from the Washington Post — WUSA President and General Manager Allan Horlick says the station has removed a story from its website after learning that portions of it were taken from a Washington Post piece on the same subject.
Discussion: Gannett Blog, Fairfax News, Washington Post and @mathewi
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog: WUSA | Story removed after attribution questions
Tom Jackman / Washington Post: Fairfax City Mayor Robert Lederer to step down
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Maybe Apple's Newsstand Really Was a Present for Publishers — When Apple launched its Newsstand feature in iTunes this fall, the idea was that giving newspaper and magazine publishers their own dedicated shelf space — for those who signed on to Apple's subscription program - would boost sales.
Discussion: @pkafka, MacRumors, Electronista and Business Insider
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Popular Science spells out exactly what Apple's Newsstand did for their digital business this year. http://t.co/4GcEmfj5
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Former TechCrunch Staffer Sarah Lacy Set to Close Funding Round for PandoDaily — Netscape Co-Founder Marc Andreessen Joins Michael Arrington and Other Investors In Tech News Site — Former TechCrunch Senior Editor Sarah Lacy is expected to close a round of funding in the next two weeks …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Business Insider, more at Techmeme »
Adam Clark Estes / The Atlantic Wire:
It Costs a Fortune for The New York Times to Cut Costs — The New York Times is finishing up a new round of buyout packages for veteran employees, but with the report that the paper is paying $15.4 million to remove former chief executive Janet Robinson and a look at how much the paper …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, New York Post, Hot Air and CJR
Karl / Hot Air: Occupy the New York Times
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Journalists complain the White House press office has become overly combative — The White House's relationship with the reporters who cover it has blown hot and cold throughout history. And this year, some reporters say, things have taken a decidedly frosty turn.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and @poynter
Jesse Solomon / CNN:
New York Times files lawsuit seeking info on targeted killings — NEW YORK (CNN) — The New York Times has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice charging that the government failed to release information under the Freedom of Information Act on records surrounding questions …
FCC Plan to Ease Cross-Ownership Rules Points to Consolidation — Dec. 23 (Bloomberg) — The Federal Communications Commission agreed to propose easing limits on one owner holding a television station and newspaper in a top 20 U.S. market. — The FCC plan keeps existing caps on TV and radio station ownership.
Sun-Times' new owners envision highly digital delivery, products — Chicago technology entrepreneur Michael Ferro and former Newsday Publisher and CEO Timothy Knight lead the group. Knight says flagship tabloid newspaper will remain an integral part of the portfolio.