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Clay Shirky on the Long War on SOPA

January 20th, 2012

After you've watched the above video from the Khan Academy explaining in simple and clear terms what SOPA and PIPA, are take another five minutes out of your day and read this important blogpost by Clay Shirky responding to David Pogue's recent assessment of the current political rhetoric surrounding SOPA.An important excerpt:
We should delight in the stand we’ve taken in favor of things like, say, notifications, and trials, and proof before censoring someone, but we should get ready to do it again next year, and the year after that. The risk now is not that SOPA will pass. The risk is that we’ll think we’ve won. We haven’t; they’ll be back. Get ready to have this fight again.
[Clay Shirky: "Pick up the pitchforks: David Pogue underestimates Hollywood"]

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