Why the Stop Online Piracy Act might pass -- and why it shouldn't

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By GJ for APCNews

OTTAWA, Canada, 15 December 2011

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is being debated in the US House of Representatives today. Wildly unpopular, this bill is the latest in a series of extreme and reactionary legislation that seek a heavy-handed approach to dealing with copyright infringement online. If passed, SOPA would grant broad powers to censor and restrict content on the Internet.

Full article at http://www.apc.org/en/blog/why-sopa-might-pass-and-why-it-shouldn039t

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