Legislation such as PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), and ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) have been proposed to counteract online piracy or the infringement of copyrighted material. Currently there are already laws protecting copyrighted material, which includes the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or DMCA, which focuses on removing specific, unauthorized content from the internet (Condon). However, the music industry and film industry want to tighten copyright protection.
The new proposed regulations would target the platform hosting the content, rather than the content itself. SOPA would bestow the federal government with the power to shut down enti...
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