The SOPA and PIPA battle - freedom of speech


 Online protest against Sopa and Pipa has worked well but the corporate interests behind the copyright lobby won't let it rest

This battle, part of a long-term war over what we call "intellectual property," is not over. But the technology industry is now firmly engaged in what it has recognized is the fight of its life. More importantly, it's heartening to see citizen pushback against legislation that could cause such damage to our essential infrastructure of communications and collaboration. We can celebrate that – and hope it continues.