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VIDEO: Voices Around Town: How do you feel about SOPA?

How do you feel about the Stop Online Piracy Act?

Each week the Voice heads downtown to ask passersby a question about a current event. Watch the video to hear locals opinions' of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which was indefinitely stalled after opposition from companies like Google and "blackout" protests from sites like Wikipedia and Wired.com.

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Posted by Gene Cavanaugh, a resident of Willowgate
on Jan 24, 2012 at 8:01 pm

SOPA and PROTECT-IP are absolutely HORRIBLE pieces of legislation, and have "legs" only because Hollywood has poured massive amounts into their campaign to pass them.
They are even worse than the present copyright laws (which will eventually put us behind the rest of the world) and Pro-IP (another Hollywood-sponsored anti-American piece of legislative garbage.

As an IP (intellectual property) attorney, I can see it; others often fail to understand how badly this sort of thing hurts America and jobs.


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