Late in the day .. but wanted to add my opposition to SOPA
Gigaom summarises the issues accurately .. What the web is saying about SOPA
But I want to add three thoughts to this – especially from a non US perspective
a) How did this bill creep up in the Obama – pro net neutrality / pro Internet era?
b) There is considerable distrust here in the EU with the patriot act. SOPA will just add to the problems and may actually hurt US interests
c) I fail to see how this will actually be enforced. The intermediaries(the music industry) may not represent the artists in the future. Today comes the news that the musician Sting plans to release his next song as an app .. The point being .. you would have to ‘police’ all apps as well and all mobile sites(not just web sites)
Great that gigaom, BoingBoing, mashable etc are leading the charge with this ..
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