VIDEO: PROTECT-IP/Stop Online Piracy Act Gives Government Too Much Power

VIDEO: PROTECT-IP/Stop Online Piracy Act Gives Government Too Much Power
November 28, 2011

Bruce Edward Walker

Bruce Edward Walker was managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News from 2010 to 2012.... (read full bio)
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According to the Congressional Budget Office, the PROTECT-IP/Stop Online Piracy Act (PIPA/SOPA) bill currently gaining momentum in Congress will cost taxpayers $47 million a year. In this video above from Fight for the Future, other major drawbacks beyond costs of PIPA/SOPA are enumerated, including empowering government and corporations with the ability to censor the Internet under the guise of protecting creative works.

 

Under the bill, sharing a video with any copyrighted material could be considered illegal copyright infringement, subjecting the site to a shutdown without any recourse to the site owner.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Bruce Edward Walker

Bruce Edward Walker was managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News from 2010 to 2012.... (read full bio)