Mission-Not-Quite-Accomplished: The SOPA Fight Isn't Over
The tech world was high-fiving over the weekend, after the White House issued a statement that the much hated Stop Online Piracy Act wasn't acceptable legislation in its current form.
But the battle isn't over yet. You only need look as far as Rupert Murdoch's Twitter stream to see bizarre views about online piracy are still rampant among the old media world and their deep-pocketed lobbyists.
In addition to Andy Meek's advice on how to fight back Congress-style, here's a collection of some of the better articles on SOPA we've collected over the last month as the drama has played out.
Need to polish up on debate points? Or know a techie who was in a coma for the last month? Point them here.
- Here's an overview of the issues.
- A critique of the claim that it'll fix piracy.
- A critique of the piracy figures proponents are using.
- A piece on the security challenges SOPA poses.
- SOPA's far-reaching threat of censorship.
- And letters from Vint Cerf, Larry Tribe, and Tim O'Reilly on why SOPA should be stopped.
- The defense of a senator supporting SOPA. (Such as it is)