Great video by TED's Clay Shirky explaining how SOPA and PIPA undermine the First Amendment, creativity, and due process of law. A frightening vision of Americans being transformed back into mindless consuming couch potatoes, with a great concrete example of child creativity being stifled by abusive copyright claims.
More on TED (Technology Entertainment Design) here
Thanks to Techdirt for pointing this out.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Due Process of Law, First Amendment and Copyright Law: SOPA and PIPA's Effects
Labels: chilling effects, clay shirky, copyright infringement, copyright law, first amendment, Protect IP Act, stop online piracy act
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