The Toronto Star reports on SOPA-like provisions making their way into copyright legislation under consideration in Canada.
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Larry Tribe explains why SOPA violates the First Amendment.
Who’s naughty? Who’s nice? Find out here who supports SOPA and who opposes it.
Juilan Sanchez writes on How SOPA Will be (Ab)Used. He says: “Why do critics of SOPA worry that the bill will threaten legitimate speech and innovation? Because its supporters have spent three decades providing overwhelming justification for that fear at every opportunity.”
News of an interesting proposal that avoids some of the risks of SOPA: copyright owners would have to petition the International Trade Commission to issue a “cease and desist order” and targeted sites would have an opportunity to be heard by the ITC before the order issues.
“Rather than encouraging credit card companies and advertising networks to pre-emptively cut off business to Web sites accused of wrongdoing, a court order should be required before they take action.” The New York Times rightly identifies the bypassing of normal judicial proceedings as the core problem of SOPA.