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.




Warren Olney