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Stories from the Week that Was – 1/1/12-1/7/12

SOPA is THE issue in IP for early 2012. There is plenty of opposition to the bill from all sides but I’m left with so little confidence in Congress doing the right thing that I can’t forecast an optimistic outcome. I’m tempted to mail a copy of William Patry’s new book “How to Fix Copyright” to all of my congressmen. I’m about halfway through and it carries a vital message that hopefully gets to our elected officials before SOPA is passed and does permanent damage to the Internet.

Why Everyone Should Be Against SOPA

Why The Movie Industry Can’t Innovate and the Result is SOPA

National Defense Authorization Act Outrage Continues To Grow Online

Careful, That’s Not a Louis Vuitton

2011: The Year Intellectual Property Trumped Civil Liberties

Homeland Security monitors journalists