By Max Brother
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A contentious new bill is under debate in Congress. The bill, called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), threatens to enable the U.S. government and the entertainment industry to control the World Wide Web, similar to government-imposed Internet restrictions in countries such as China, Iran and Syria.
As stated in the preamble of the bill itself, SOPA intends to “promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.” Read more »
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By Cameron Dean
As of Nov. 3, the Casiano Chronicle no longer accepts comment postings from anonymous commenters; this is largely due to demeaning and discourteous comments from a “nameless peanut gallery” on my October piece, “Israel and Palestine (In America): From the Eyes of an Outsider.”
Comments such as: “How is this article appropriate to AJU, or to you? I don’t think you have enough merit to discuss a topic like this,” from anonymous user “Xoxo” led to the blocking of anonymous comments. Read more »