The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act legislation currently working their way through the U.S. House and Senate have certainly brought to our attention the need to lookat the challenging problem of online piracy from a different angle.
The question is – where do we even begin? Time and time again we hear far-fetched stories of our government overthinking things and being out of touch with reality and SOPA is another prime example!
As an avid Napster user I watched the legislation clamp down on the sharing site and through the years we continue to see more and more attempts by large corporations to erect walls around their empires while holes continue to appear and new and more creative ways appear to circumvent them.
So – what’s the answer?? Well for starters, instead of spending so many resources trying to hold on to the old model, why not learn from the changing mediums and reinvent the system?
Here’s a entertaining overview of the situation by Jon Stewart to wet your appetite….
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|