SOPA and the Future of Internet Governance

Posted in: Governance at 16/02/2012 17:24

So what was all that fuss about? SOPA, PIPA, Internet Blackout Day, front page stories in newspapers all across the country, eight million or so emails pouring into the White House, two million #sopa tweets, and 10 million signatures added to online petitions opposing the bills -- followed, of course, by the announcement that these various legislative proposals for combating online copyright and trademark infringement had all been taken off the table "for further study."

As Larry Downes noted in Forbes, "Internet users have revolted before in the face of earlier efforts to regulate their activities, but never on this scale or with this kind of momentum."

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