Don’t Know Anything about SOPA/PROTECT IP?

You should. Right now, Congress is considering anti-piracy legislation that would radically change the framework of content exchange on the Internet. Although the legislation is primarily aimed at foreign websites that offer pirated material at no cost, the language implicates mainstream websites like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, and forces them to overhaul their operations in order to comply with what many analysts characterize as overreaching and inhibiting regulations.

For a comprehensive discussion on the two bills – the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act – check out this exhaustive piece by Radar’s Alex Howard:

Congress Considers Anti-Piracy Bills That Could Cripple Internet Industries

Here’s an Op-Ed from the New York Times: Going After the Pirates

Here’s an Op-Ed from the LA Times: Piracy v. An Open Internet

 

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