January 19, 2022

EFF on How SOPA Affects Students, Educators, and Libraries

From the Electronic Frontier Foundation Deep Links Blog by Parker Higgins:

Big media groups like the MPAA and the RIAA have historically targeted college campuses with “anti-piracy” measures, and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — the blacklist bill they’re trying to push through Congress — is no exception. The bill’s supporters insist that it targets only “rogue” foreign sites dedicated to piracy, but its vague language and overbroad enforcement methods all but ensure it could be used to stifle student and educator speech.

The post includes a mention of the ALA and Library Copyright Alliance.

See Also:

New: Copyright/Piracy: Full Text of Letter from Library Copyright Alliance in Support of OPEN Act Draft

See: ARL’s Brandon Butler Interviewed on CNN About SOPA


About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.