CEI Weekly: What's Wrong With the Stop Online Piracy Act?

Friday, January 20, 2012




Feature: On Wednesday, hundreds of websites protested controversial legislation aimed at curbing Internet piracy.

FEATURE: What's Wrong With the Stop Online Piracy Act?


If you used the Internet this past Wednesday, you know about the widespread web protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). CEI has long stood in opposition to these anti-piracy bills, which, while well-intentioned, would harm security, innovation, and freedom on the Internet. On Thursday, CEI Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia moderated a panel discussion on the bills' flaws. Radia also appeared on ABC 7 News to discuss SOPA. Watch his interview here.




The Report on Carcinogens

Richard B. Belzer' Issue Analysis


Obama Channels Cheney

Iain Murray and David Bier's op-ed in The Sacramento Bee & The Miami Herald


The Ability to Fire People Creates More and Better Jobs

William Frezza's column in Forbes


Columnist Wants Consumer Bureau to Be Big Brother

John Berlau's op-ed in The American Spectator


Wisconsin Union Holding Federal Funds Hostage

Trey Kovacs' op-ed in The Washington Examiner


"Climate" and the Campaign

Chris Horner's post in The American Spectator Blogs


Law Schools Taking More and More Criticism

Hans Bader's citation in National Review


Obama is Ignoring His Own Jobs Council's Recommendations

Wayne Crews' citation in The Daily Caller


A Tale of Two Energy Policies

Matt Patterson's citation in The Pelican Post







January 18, 2012 -- Dropping the SOPA


Wikipedia, Reddit, and other popular websites all went black today to protest SOPA and PIPA, two bills currently before Congress. Critics charge that the bills could potentially shut down the Internet as we know it. Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia explains how the bills would work, and how they would indeed stifle free speech.