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Bright, and Clear: The Future of Free Speech
Rachel Maddow summed it up pretty well on her show last evening, saying that it's no longer OK for politicians NOT to understand how the Internet works.
SOPA and PIPA are like trying to kill flies in the house by swinging a sledge hammer. There is no reason to break the Internet and undermine freedom of expression in the name of controlling piracy and protecting intellectual and artistic property rights. It's overkill based on lack of understanding of the technology.
This is coming from the content producers, the same people that did their best to hobble hardware and software technological advances to prevent illegal duplication. It was stupid and self-serving then, and it is stupid and self-serving now.
Looks like the blackout got some results. Quite a few politicians are now walking back their support of SOPA and PIPA. But it is not over until it is over. They aren't going away in this attempt.