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Anti-piracy legislation gives content industry too much power

Monday 23 January 2012 | 14:15 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
While in the Netherlands anti-piracy group Brein is scoring points against ISPs Ziggo and XS4ALL, online copyright protection legislation under consideration in the US is drawing widespread opposition. This is a fight between the content industry on one side and the technology sector on the other. It's also a fight that crosses the left-right divide, as the American bills SOPA and PIPA are supported (and opposed) by Democrats and Republicans alike. The Obama administration has joined the opposition.

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Companies: Ebay / Facebook / Google / XS4ALL / YouTube / Ziggo
Countries: World
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