Sheldon Richman on SOPA and Internet Censorship


Last week the acronyms SOPA were unheard of, much less decipherable, by most people. Yet the other day a groundswell of opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, led by Wikipedia, Google, and other Internet entities, was powerful enough to persuade a significant number of members of Congress to abandon their active or tacit support for the legislation. The juggernaut heading toward greater government control over the Internet met massive resistance and will now have to undergo renovation to regain its momentum. But as Sheldon Richman observes, we may be certain that those who seek this control will not give up easily.