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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What are SOPA and PIPA?

What are SOPA and PIPA?

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT-IP Act) are very similar pieces of legislation that both want to kill off illegal file sharing and music downloading. While the intention is good, the way they go about doing it is extremely dangerous and can be easily abused.

good overview here: twitpic.com