SOPA del Dia

Some relevant links collected during today’s SOPA blackouts, from Twitter, Metafilter and Metatalk.

Even without SOPA, big media can kill the competition: UMG vs Veoh

The Day the LOLcats Died and The Oatmeal’s blackout gag

Movie madness: Movie Marketing vs The Lawyers

Adrian Hon: SOPA is the equivalent of smashing the Gutenberg press

BBC News: Protests see the web go dark

Clay Shirky at TED: Why SOPA is a bad idea

Rick Falkvinge: It is Time to Stop Pretending to Endorse the Copyright Monopoly

And some historical perspective: When Even the Death Penalty Doesn’t Deter Copying—What Then?

[Edit, 19 January] One more, a reader’s comment at the Guardian: “Piracy is not what’s killing their profits, completely legitimate competition from the internet is.”

18 January 2012 · Net Culture