In Their Own Words: The SOPA Opponents
Author Clay Shirky gave a Constitutional argument against SOPA/PIPA.
CREDIT: Sean Captain
Perhaps Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party movement really have changed how politics work in the U.S. At least that seems to be the case after varied national protests brought down two key pieces of legislation – for now, while senators and representatives renegotiate them.
At a rally in New York City last week, heroes of the tech and free-speech advocacy worlds spelled out their opposition – often in nuanced terms that the national media sometimes misses.
Criticisms at the rally included technological arguments, constitutional interpretations and pleas for campaign-finance reform.