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Law Profs. Letter Against SOPA/PROTECT-IP. SOPA/PIPA Copyright Bills Also Target American Sites « Marvin Ammori. The tech and civil liberties communities have been fighting proposed copyright legislation.

SOPA/PIPA Copyright Bills Also Target American Sites « Marvin Ammori

Critics have argued that the proposed legislation would break the Internet, create the Great Firewall of America, and lead to censorship while doing little to stop piracy itself. The bills are called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate. The point of this post is more narrow than explaining all that is wrong with the bills. It responds to one particular argument: defenders of SOPA and PIPA keep saying that the legislation would not affect domestic sites.

Reddit. Wikipedia's homepage, just after midnight on Jan. 18, 2011 Wikipedia Having trouble using Wikipedia today?


That's because the popular crowd-sourced online encyclopedia is participating in an "Internet blackout" in protest of two controversial anti-piracy bills: The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate companion, the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Pictures: Websites go dark to protest SOPA. AOL, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo!, Zynga.