About SOPA…

more+
less-
more+
less-
Explore:  SOPA Wikipedia

What? Wikipedia is off-line? Please cue the other three horsemen of the apocalypse.

It’s amazing what happens when Wikipedia decides to blackout its service to protest “legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet…” Suddenly everyone is talking about SOPA (our November post is here) proposed U.S. intellectual property legislation that has raised concerns across the business world. Google, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, Mozilla and other internet companies are also in on the protest. That’s remarkable, mainly because these companies all have their own agendas (as any business does) and there are very few circumstances where they will coordinate their protest on a single issue on a specific day. Over to you, U.S. Congress.

Related Reading from slaw.ca: SOPA: What’s All the Fuss About?

Topics:  SOPA, Wikipedia

Published In: Elections & Politics Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Field Law | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »