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Thinking the Unthinkable About SOPA. Can Tech Stop the RIAA mobsters?

Via Scoop.itDemand Transformation

With key votes on SOPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act — likely to occur in the very near future, we now find ourselves forced into at least considering courses of action if SOPA (and companion legislation like PIPA — the Protect IP Act) should pass and be signed into law.   The tea leaves on this are particularly difficult to interpret, but they’re emitting a pretty bad odor already. …. It is extremely unfortunate that we have come to this state of affairs, where we need to be thinking about circumvention measures simply to ensure freedom of Internet communications, and are considering vast campaigns to explain what crucial aspects of the Internet have now become enormously at risk — at the hands of a selfish SOPA cadre that desperately wishes to remake the Internet in their own image.   If Lemar Smith is correct, if those of us opposing SOPA are really just few in number and of no real significant consequence, the proponents of SOPA have nothing to worry about.   Then again, if Smith is wrong, the SOPA push could be opening up a Pandora’s box the like of which the tech world has never seen before.