Thursday, December 22, 2011

Video Attacks Pending Copyright Legislation - Stop Online Piracy Act #SOPA

Great video from Mike Masnick at Techdirt going after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's spokesman's support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

SOPA seeks to give the type of control over the internet that exists in China to private copyright owners in the U.S.   This is a tremendous power grab that would change the nature of the internet.  Since it uses DNS masking, it would make the internet less secure and less efficient.

Invented statistics on copyright infringement are nothing new.  But this radical and flawed legislation is seriously problematic and is being rushed through Congress at a time when little else is getting done.

Lots more on SOPA at Techdirt here.
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