Macon Phillips / White House.gov Blog:
Obama Administration Responds to We the People Petitions on SOPA and Online Piracy — The White House has responded to two petitions about legislative approaches to combat online piracy. In their response, Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator at Office of Management and Budget …
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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD: Don't Worry Internet, I Got Your Back on That SOPA Thing
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com: SOPA & PIPA Update: How the entertainment industry is losing the narrative
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Lamar Smith and Patrick Leahy blink: take DNS-blocking out of SOPA and PIPA
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: SOPA Supporters On The Run
Matthew Larotonda / ABCNEWS: White House Responds to Online Piracy Petitions
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica: Obama administration joins the ranks of SOPA skeptics
Stephen Chapman / ZDNet: White House releases statement against SOPA; asks for refined legislation this year
Laura MacInnis / Reuters: White House criticizes online piracy bill
Christopher Robbins / Gothamist: Obama Won't Support SOPA, As Anti-Piracy Pols Back Down
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story: Murdoch blasts Obama, Google over Stop Online Piracy Act
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Obama's anti-SOPA stance seeks compromise to Silicon Valley-Hollywood standoff
Josh Peterson / The Daily Caller: MC Hammer says don't ‘touch this’
Frances Martel / Mediaite: The White House On SOPA: ‘We Will Not Support Legislation That Reduces Freedom Of Expression’
Paul Tassi / Forbes: The White House Comes Out Against SOPA
Scott M. Fulton, III / ReadWriteWeb: White House Strangles SOPA, Citing Censorship, Security Concerns
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: The White House: Combating online piracy while protecting an open and innovative Internet
David Lieberman / Deadline.com: Prospects Fade For Anti-Piracy Bills As White House Joins Critics
Emily / WatchingTV Online: White House: Obama Won't Support Piracy Bill That ‘Undermines’ Online Freedom
Donald Melanson / Engadget: White House responds to SOPA petition as hearing is delayed, DNS blocking on the outs
E.D. Kain / Forbes: White House Responds To SOPA Critics, Says Administration Will Not Support Censorship
Alex Howard / Gov 2.0: Rep. Smith pulls DNS provision from SOPA, Rep Issa postpones hearing, White House responds to epetition
Paul Sawers / The Next Web: The White House's SOPA response: Fight online piracy, but don't undermine the Internet
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: White House weighs in on Internet piracy battle
Steve Huff / Betabeat: The White House Signals Opposition to SOPA
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: Tim O'Reilly: Why I'm fighting SOPA
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Pirates! Rupert Murdoch Rails About Obama, Google, and Silicon Valley — On Friday, Rupert Murdoch and his top executives gathered for a day-long private confab in Las Vegas to think big thoughts about digital stuff. I'm guessing there wasn't a session entitled “How Great is Google?”.
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Rupert Murdoch / @rupertmurdoch: So Obama has thrown in his lot withSilicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery. -
E.D. Kain / Forbes: News Corp. Boss Rupert Murdoch's Angry Anti-Piracy Twitter Rant And Why It Matters
Andre Tartar / New York Magazine: White House Rejects Online Anti-Piracy Bills, Which Throws Rupert Murdoch into a Twitter Tizzy
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web: Rupert Murdoch is at it again on Twitter, calls Google a ‘piracy leader’
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: Murdoch Slams Obama For “Supporting Online Piracy”—Calls Google “Piracy Leader”
Om Malik / @om: .@rupertmurdoch you weren't complaining much when google was paying you big ad dollars for MySpace, that hosted some “pirate” stuff #SOPA
Rupert Murdoch / @rupertmurdoch: Sure misunderstand many things, but not plain stealing. Incidentally google blocks many other undesirable things.
Rupert Murdoch / @rupertmurdoch: Understand more than all allege! Google great company doing many exciting things. Only one complaint, and it's important.
Rupert Murdoch / @rupertmurdoch: Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying.
Dwight Silverman / @dsilverman: Simple fact: @rupertmurdoch doesn't understand the Internet, or Google's place in it. As powerful as he is, that's scary.
Chris Dixon / @cdixon: scary that someone as ignorant about technology as @rupertmurdoch now runs the WSJ and other (decreasingly) important institutions
Martin Bryant / @martinsfp: It's funny that @rupertmurdoch is laying into Google for piracy when YouTube has probably the strictest anti-piracy system on the Internet
Tristan Louis / @tnlnyc: @rupertmurdoch Start thinking as the internet as the VCR opportunity of the 21st century and stop crying.
Jordan Terry / @the_analyst: I challenge @rupertmurdoch to produce evidence to support his ridiculous claim that Google is the leader in pirated content. (he can't)
Steven Levy / @stevenlevy: I think that verified @rupertmurdoch has started a FakeRupert account. How else to explain those looney outbursts?
Chris Tolles / @tolles: @rupertmurdoch oh just stop it. We all went to services model (web) when it was clear digital theft was too hard to stop. Figure it out.
Jackie Danicki / @jackiedanicki: @rupertmurdoch Your broken business model is not anyone else's problem. Innovate or die.
Michael Wolff / @michaelwolffnyc: @rupertmurdoch always galvanized by last person he spoke to. RT @dhaman: question is what happened to trigger this off. Google was friend
Rob Hyndman / @rhh: Someone please tell @rupertmurdoch that Google isn't in the business of streaming ‘pirated’ films. Use small words.
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: Any website @rupertmurdoch owns that allows someone to post messages, which is pretty much all of them, are #SOPA targets.
John Siracusa / @siracusa: @rupertmurdoch Yeah, just look at the huge lobbyist dollars and campaign contributions from Silicon Valley, dwarfing the entertainment biz.
Felix Salmon / @felixsalmon: Note to self: Always get a screengrab if quoting a tweet from @rupertmurdoch. He's prone to deleting after posting
Matthew Shaer / Christian Science Monitor: Murdoch on MySpace: We “screwed up” in the race against Facebook
Dave Copeland / ReadWriteWeb: Did Prince Alwaleed Convince Rupert Murdoch To Tweet?
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub: Murdoch on MySpace: “We screwed up in every way possible”
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
SOPA Delayed; Cantor Promises It Won't Be Brought To The Floor Until ‘Issues Are Addressed’ — Some late breaking news here: following Lamar Smith's announcement that the new manager's amendment for SOPA will remove DNS blocking (to be added back at a later date after it's been “studied") …
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Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley: Controversial online piracy bill shelved until ‘consensus’ is found
Greg Sandoval / CNET: DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents
Justin Martin / Poynter:
Why Christian Science Monitor stories have too many links, wrong ones — I often don't read my own articles in The Christian Science Monitor. The volume of hyperlinks the publication drops in their copy is just too distracting. Consider this Op-Ed on volunteerism among Millennials.
Declan Fahy / CJR:
Media Made Hawking Famous — Amid 70th birthday adoration, reporters ignored their role in the physicist's celebrity — The extensive coverage of Stephen Hawking's seventieth birthday on January 8 focused on the physicist's status as the world's most famous living scientist.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
People using pseudonyms post the highest-quality comments, Disqus says — One of the most popular commenting services for news websites and blogs says its data shows that commenters using pseudonyms are “the most important contributors to online communities.”
Discussion: Future of Journalism and eMedia Vitals
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The TV Business Keeps Getting Stronger ! — Back in my broadcast.com days we had a saying that “bits are bits”. That once content becomes digital, it is naturally going to become available on any and all digital devices. Based on this, we always made the point to be platform and device agnostic.
Craig Newmark / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Fact-checking should be part of how news organizations earn trust — Okay, I'm not in the news business, and I'm not going to tell anyone how to do their job. However, it'd be good to have news reporting that I could trust again, and there's evidence that fact checking is an idea whose time has come.
Discussion: Erik Wemple, The Huffington Post, Free Press, craigconnects, Guardian and GigaOM
Craig Newmark / The Huffington Post: An Observation Regarding Fact-checking and Journalism From an Outsider
Craig Newmark / craigconnects: An observation regarding factchecking and journalism from an outsider
Clay Shirky / Guardian: The New York Times public editor's very public utterance
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Ombudsman's gaffe is a sign of deeper problems in media
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Plagiarism may be part of ‘weeding out’ at Journal Register — Can plagiarism be a byproduct of progress? — That's the contradictory question I'm pondering after a conversation with Matt DeRienzo, group editor of Journal Register Company's publications in Connecticut.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Fighting Antipiracy Measure, Activist Group Posts Personal Information of Media Executives — The online activist group known as Anonymous, which has targeted opponents of the Occupy Wall Street movement and businesses that stopped providing services to WikiLeaks, has set its sights on a new adversary: media executives.
Discussion: The Raw Story, The Snitch and Deadline.com
David Ferguson / The Raw Story: ‘Anonymous’ posts media moguls' information online
Peter Jamison / The Snitch: Hacker Group Anonymous Takes Up Arms in SOPA Battle
Meryl Gordon / CJR:
Gender Imbalance on the Campaign Trail — Voters skew female; reporters still do not — MANCHESTER, NH — The sea-green and white concrete gymnasium at Saint Anselm College was transformed this past Saturday night into a temporary state-of-the-art filing center for the GOP presidential debate …
Discussion: The Politico and Poynter
Ginger Gibsonand Dylan Byers / The Politico: Young women more involved in campaign coverage
Steve Myers / Poynter: More female reporters covering campaigns
Rebecca McPheters / AdAge:
Magazines and Newspapers Need to Build Better Apps — Viewpoint: Significant Glitches Trouble Too Many Publishers' Apps — While it is still early in the migration process, Apple's iPad and other tablets appear to be a very good thing for the publishing industry, allowing publishers …
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Poynter
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: iPad and tablets are a very good thing, but newspapers need to build better apps
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
Arianna Huffington Says Media Needs More Good News, Launches Vertical — What seems to be dominating headlines these days? War. Political mudslinging. Economic distress. Prejudice diatribes. Pure foolishness. — Does media need more feel-good stories? — Arianna Huffington thinks so.
Josh Stearns / Groundswell: The Missed Opportunity of HuffPost's “Good News”