STOP SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)

I guess you don’t know about SOPA although you should. I guess most do not care about SOPA although they should. There is something fundamentally wrong about the way SOPA is formulated and as we have seen more and more in the past few years there is a profound alteration of the correct balance  between the right to protect copyrighted material and the legal consequences faced by individuals who download or exchange such material for non economic purposes. These contradictions are often reflected in the very practices of the same corporations and lobbies that push for this legislation. This video explains some of these contradictions, He might be a big crude in his explanations but he makes a point.

or more seriously “why SOPA is a bed idea” clay shirky



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