SOPA: Internet Piracy and Hollywood Economics

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Former US Senator Chris Dodd is now chair of the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA is sponsoring SOPA and PIPA, acronyms for measures in the Congress and Senate giving the Justice Department broad powers to battle Internet piracy. In reaction, Wikipedia shut down for a day and 10,000 lesser websites did, too. SOPA and PIPA are now off the table. We speak with Kim Masters, host of KCRW's The Business and editor-at-large for the Hollywood Reporter, then hear from rank and file Hollywood workers about how the Internet piracy legislation is impacting them.

Credits

Guests:
Kim Masters - editor-at-large of The Hollywood Reporter, and host of KCRW's “The Business.” - @kimmasters, Chip Bolcik - voice-over artist, Rolando Marin - web developer, Sam Huddy - aspiring screenwriter, Robert Kleinhenz - Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation - @LAEDC

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner