Does online piracy affect you? Would SOPA help?


Does online piracy affect you? Would SOPA help?

A KPCC journalist is looking for people whose first-hand experiences can help inform our reporting on the Stop Internet Piracy Act, or SOPA.

The bill’s intent is to “promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property.” In operation, it would permit the attorney general to ask a federal judge to order U.S. companies to block payments to foreign websites that steal intellectual property or sell counterfeit goods. What's at stake for you if the bill passes?

How would your business be helped or harmed? Has your intellectual property been stolen and sold on a rogue website on a foreign web server? Is it accurate to cast the bill as pitting copyright protection against the First Amendment freedom of speech? Why or why not?

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