Not long ago the controversial law known as the Stop Online Piracy Act was poised to sail through Congress. But it lost traction at a Congressional earlier hearing this month and this week it suffered an additional two setbacks.See also How SOPA Would Affect You: FAQ, Declan McCullagh, CNet, December 21, 2011
The bill called SOPA is backed by Hollywood and would force a wide range of internet players—from search engines to ad networks to payment processors—to cut off services to so-called ‘rogue websites’ that sell fake goods. Journalists and tech companies responded by warning that the bill is a gross overreach and that it will result in censorship and technical damage to the internet.
Cross-posted at California Business Law Blog.