Running scared from pirate wranglers

If the internet industry wants to demonstrate good faith, it should suggest what might work, not endlessly protest against mechanisms designed to stop online piracy.

The internet industry scored a tactical victory this week with the blackout of sites such as Wikipedia and Reddit, and the White House’s decision to oppose parts of two bills intended to curb the file-sharing of films and copyrighted material.

“Piracy rules,” tweeted Rupert Murdoch angrily.

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