By Matt Asay – In response to internet technology companies leading a rousing protest against SOPA and PIPA, these bills appear to be doomed to ignominious defeat. Even the co-sponsors of these anti-piracy bills are deserting their legislation, leaving the tech world to cheer its success.
But what kind of success did we achieve?
Former Mozilla CEO John Lilly captured this best, arguing, “What’s extremely discouraging to me right now is that I don’t really see how we [the tech world and the US Congress] can have a nuanced, technically-informed, respectful discussion/debate/conversation/working relationship.”
Instead all we get is the media industries engaging in back room lobbying to get bad bills passed while the tech world shotguns abuse until Congress capitulates. more> http://is.gd/MpiJBL
- The Lesson the Tech Community Should Have Learned from SOPA
- The Amazing Discussion That Led to the Wikipedia Blackout
- Rep. Issa fails to gain traction in push for new anti-online piracy legislation, Brendan Sasso, Hill
- Put down the champagne, protesters, it’s not over yet, Iain Thomson, Register
- Colbert and The Daily Show on SOPA and PIPA, comedycentral.com
- SOPA and PIPA = Censorship (Screed #43) (eclaireapense.wordpress.com)