Online protests have worked well, but will the corporate interests behind the copyright lobby let it rest?
This article titled “The struggle against Sopa and Pipa is not over” was written by Dan Gillmor, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 20th January 2012 17.58 UTC
Has Sopa, the draconian copyright legislation under consideration by the American Congress, been firmly put to rest? You might imagine that, while the dust settles from a series of mini-explosions this week in the copyright arena, as a bill that once seemed certain to be enacted has stalled.
But you would be mistaken to think it’s dead. The powerful interests backing Sopa (Stop Online Piracy Act), which proponents say is aimed to stop the worst of the worst infringers, are unhappy with this week’s events, but they have not remotely given up. And they still have time and money on their side.