Getting ready for the next SOPA

A wave of protest may have stopped SOPA and PIPA in their tracks but it’s only a matter of time before new legislation makes an appearance and tech firms can’t afford to be complacent.

Never has legislation caused as furious and public an uproar in the technology community as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), sponsored respectively by the House of Representatives and the Senate to battle online piracy. These bills would give US government the ability to remove websites from the internet for alleged copyright or trademark infringement, a nuclear option for addressing an issue that requires a more surgical approach.

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