Letter: SOPA and PIPA


I’d like to thank The Daily Universe for its even-handed coverage Tuesday of the now-withdrawn House and Senate copyright expansion bills SOPA and PIPA. The commentary on the bills covered all of the necessary bases — the potential for media megacorporations to use the legislation as a weapon to crush competitors, the potential damage to social media and internet communication and the need for individual political awareness and activism to counterbalance industry lobbying dollars.

In a climate where coming out on the individual rights side of the copyright debate has begun to look like a radical position, it’s nice to see Daily Universe coverage used this semester for current events commentary and perspective.

Elk Ridge

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