gManZboy writes "InformationWeek editor-in-Chief Rob Preston says it's time for breathless SOPA grandstanding to end. "An argument making the rounds among the digerati is that SOPA and PIPA are 20th century answers to a 21st century challenge, that the movie, music, and media industry lobbyists and their Congressional puppets just don't understand the dynamics of the Internet," he writes.
If Congress is so clueless about Internet dynamics, it's up to SOPA opponents to create a workable alternative for stopping online content piracy, Preston says.
"To its credit Google, whose YouTube is a dumping ground for pirated material, is behind an alternative bill--The Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade, or OPEN, Act--and is seeking industry comment and collaboration. That collaboration must include movie, music, and media companies," he writes.
"Google and friends, the ball's now in your court. Where do you propose we go from here? ""
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