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by Jane Susskind, published

#SOPA Stop Online Piracy Act 


What SOPA would mean for the U.S. Justice Department and copyright holders is a new ability to “seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement”. More pointedly targeted in the bill is the unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content. -Full list of supporters 


“The bill threatens to transform copyright law, pushing Internet intermediaries—from Facebook to your ISP—to censor whole swaths of the Internet. SOPA could forever alter social networks, stifle innovation and creativity, and destroy jobs, which is why Rep. Zoe Lofgren wasn’t exaggerating when she said SOPA ‘would mean the end of the Internet as we know it.’ ” -Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) 

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