SOPA quote

January 11, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

Gary Shapiro, President of the Consumer Electronics Association, gave the keynote of the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, which included the following:

Alluding to the upcoming Orwellian “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) (H.R. 3261), a visibly furious Mr. Shapiro commented, “[SOPA is championed by] politicians who are proudly unfamiliar with how the internet works, but who are well familiar with favors from well-heeled copyright extremists.”

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Category: Civil Rights, Internet

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Dan Klarmann says:

    But now PIPA is the new SOPA. More acts of ignorance attacking internet freedom.

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