Music Think Tank

The Real Reason SOPA Didn’t Pass: Marketing

SOPA-PIPA-Protests-2-537x392Last Wednesday, several major websites (Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress) blacked out to protest SOPA and PIPA. These two controversial bills were proposed to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. Many protested because they felt that SOPA and PIPA would censor the Internet and go against freedom of speech. On Music Think Tank, Simon Tam gives his opinion on why he thinks SOPA and PIPA didn’t pass. What are your thoughts on fighting online piracy and protecting copyright?

“I’d like to believe that the two recent controversial bills, SOPA and PIPA, were stopped because they were poorly written but the real reason had to do with the power of messaging and branding.”

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