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Piracy: Innovation versus Ethics. (Part I)

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What is SOPA?

This Image Has been Blocked by SOPA, probably because it is stolen.There has been a lot of internet chatter recently about two proposed bills; the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate. (Gardner, 2012) According to supporters of the proposed legislation “the purpose of the bill is to give more power to U.S. law enforcement to fight the online selling of copyrighted materials (movies, music) and counterfeit goods (high end purses and drugs).”  (Crabtree, 2011)

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