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New Anti-Piracy Legislation Would Break the Internet Without Stopping Piracy

There’s so much wrong with Congress’s new anti-piracy legislation that it’s hard to know where to start. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, is the House version of the Senate’s PROTECT IP act, and it would dramatically amp up the power of copyright holders to interfere with website operation, make it a felony for any website to stream copyrighted material, and essentially allow the blacklisting of entire domains. And while it would do all this in the name of protecting copyright holders, it probably wouldn’t actually stop much piracy.