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This is a joke. This bill will have very little impact on jobs directly. And of course the money that people don’t pay to the MPAA, they spend somewhere else. So this is about the distribution of jobs, not the number.

Economist Dean Baker’s assessment of the MPAA’s bold claims about job losses due to piracy, in a long but well-worth-it analysis of the SOPA fight over at Huffington Post.

We are happy to report that the U.S. Congress—with the apparent silent support of the White House—is well on its way to creating a massive new Internet filtering regime that will more than legitimize the expansion of our own extensive online censorship efforts.

CCIA’s Ed Black writes a scathing critique of SOPA by way of a fictional intercepted cable from a Chinese diplomat.

There isn’t a fight between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, and there never has been. Every new technology that Hollywood has decried as being terrible has eventually turned out to be a massive boost to Hollywood’s profits and ability to make, promote, and distribute its works. If that’s a “fight,” then it’s an odd one, in which we in the tech community keep providing all of the weapons Hollywood needs to succeed… only to see you frequently aim them at your own foot before finally working out how to use them properly.


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