Ryan's Writings…at Mason

The SOPA Act

Claudia Holland, the copyright director of George Mason University, joined my online journalism class last week to talk to us about copyright issues and how copyright pertains to us as journalists.

Holland played one video with Clay Shirky that I really enjoyed.

Most people have heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act and how it could take away our rights as creators of content on the Internet.

Well Shirky takes apart this act piece by piece and tear by tear explaining why SOPA is more than just a bad idea that, for the time-being, is annoying Internet users — it could be an idea that will continue to plague Internet users in the future.

Clay Shirky On Why SOPA is a Bad Idea

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