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liwen · Jan 20, 2012

Voting on SOPA and PIPA Delayed: a Win for XDA and the Web

XDA, along with many other sites across the web, went dark on January 18th in protest of two pieces of legislation that, if passed, could dramatically impact the free exchange of information on the internet. We're excited to report that as a result of the negative backlash against SOPA and PIPA, voting on these two bills has been indefinitely delayed. Representative Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who is chairman of the Judiciary Committee, remarked: After vowing two days ago to...

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admin · Jan 18, 2012

XDA is Back; SOPA/PIPA Still a Threat

We want to thank all of you for signing our pledge today. We hit 50,000 signatures much faster than expected (actually, we had over 80,000 before eliminating duplicate IPs). We debated staying dark longer, but are keeping our commitment to XDA members to return online at the 50,000 mark. We know that sites like Wikipedia will continue to raise awareness among the general public. We hope more savvy users--like those on XDA--will continue to be the loudest and most vocal...

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admin · Jan 13, 2012

XDA to Go Dark on Jan 18th at 8AM; You Can Help Bring Us Back Online

XDA is a community built on openness and sharing. It has flourished because of our ability to freely exchange information, ideas, and development. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the Senate and Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the House give copyright holders the ability to more easily shut down sites (with mere accusations and without due process) that *might* be in violation of copyright laws. It was because of GoDaddy’s initial support for this legislation that we moved to another...

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Russell Holly · Dec 29, 2011

Website Update: We’re moving from GoDaddy

As many of you may be aware, we here at XDA-Developers occasionally stand in support of our members. All of you feel that you can submit things on the forums, knowing that the information is appreciated, used, and shared. We have members all over the world, and we know that the rules aren't always the same when it comes to what you are "legally" allowed to do. I think I can speak for a great many by saying that while our...

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