The SOPA Scoop: Anti-Piracy Bills Enrage Web Freedom Groups, Divide Congress

30 November 2011 — Truthout

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: “Misuse of copyrighted content is a fact of life on the Internet. Everyday, YouTube users upload homemade videos with copyrighted songs and peers share files that could have originated from a torrent site like Pirate Bay. Now, imagine that the US government granted itself sweeping legal authority to shut down alleged pirate sites and intervene when web sites host any kind of content that infringes a copyright. Imagine web users facing felony charges for streaming copyrighted content without permission. Two bills aimed at fighting Internet piracy are currently making their way through Congress and would give the Justice Department such authority.”
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