Techdirt Podcast Episode 174: How Private Agreements Recreated SOPA

from the down-the-stack dept

One of the most dangerous aspects of SOPA and other copyright proposals is the idea of moving enforcement and liability further down the stack of technology that powers the internet, even all the way to the DNS system. Although SOPA's DNS-blocking proposals were heavily criticized and the bill ultimately defeated, the idea of deep-level copyright enforcement has lived on and been implemented without changes to the law. This week our returning guest, law professor Annemarie Bridy, discusses how private agreements have quietly recreated some of the worst parts of SOPA.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Jul 2018 @ 12:06am

    Re:

    If the defeat of SOPA was so insignificant, pray tell, why did Dodd bother to threaten lawmakers that he'd cut their funding (which also came from the corporations you claim to hate so much)?

    out_of_the_blue just hates it when due process is enforced.

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