We mentioned recently that the Chief Tech Policy Officer at the MPAA, Paul Brigner, had jumped ship
to the Internet Society -- whose position on SOPA was diametrically opposed to the MPAA's position on SOPA and similar concepts. While there was some concern that ISOC was moving away from its strong internet freedom stance, many of us suspected that perhaps the reason Brigner jumped ship was that his own views were much more in line with ISOC's. Indeed, he's now told News.com that he thinks SOPA isn't just a bad idea
, but that it's not good for the health of the internet
"Did my position on this issue evolve over the last 12 months? I am not ashamed to admit that it certainly did," Brigner writes. "The more I became educated on the realities of these issues, the more I came to the realization that a mandated technical solution just isn't mutually compatible with the health of the Internet."
And how does the MPAA feel about this?
A spokesman for the MPAA said his organization would not comment on Brigner's volte-face.
Well, what can you say when your (now former) chief tech expert agrees with what every other tech expert has been saying all along?