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SOPA – Is This the Beginning of Nostradamus’ Copyright Apocalypse?

Blackouts. Protests. Screams of peril. Attacks against the government and other regimes. The impending destruction of the world wide ... Sounds like a Nostradamus/Mayan future, the doomsday scenarios abounding whenever either one is mentioned. But has that day arrived? Did Nostradamus see not an...

Nope-a-SOPA: Some Quick Alternatives for Preventing Piracy

Whether SOPA arises from the ashes cannot be answered today. But in the vacuum of SOPA's demise, several alternatives have been offered. Keep your blackouts at bay - maybe there's a solution upon which we can all agree. How about a Tax? Dean Baker of Truthout wants to (in a way) put...

Sunstein, Kann, Murphy, & Timbers: Online Piracy Legislation – A Cure Worse than the Disease?

By Jack C. Schecter , a member of our Litigation Practice Group At this point, even the most unplugged among us are tuned in to the controversy surrounding Congress's latest attempts to protect intellectual property on the Internet. The Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA") in the House...

New Legislation and Consumer Education May Help Stem Digital Piracy

As the entertainment and software industries struggle with the widespread problem of digital piracy, the U.S. government is wrestling with ways it can address the epidemic without infringing on free speech. Recent attempts to address the problem-including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the...