stop online piracy act

1:03pm

Mon November 21, 2011
$135 Billion Per Year Lost to Pirating

Burriss on Media: Stop Online Piracy Act

Dr. Larry Burriss
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  --  Ever since the early days of broadcasting, nearly 100 years ago, the law has had an almost impossible time trying to keep up with technology. Every time legislators think they have the technology figured out, a new wrinkle comes along that changes all of the rules.

Now Congress is trying to figure out how to prevent cyber-theft of movies, songs and consumer goods, which is a good thing, but in the process may end up shutting down innumerable legitimate web sites, particularly social media and user-generated content.

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