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Copyrights and Internet Piracy (SOPA and PIPA Legislation)

The New York Times, Updated: Feb. 8, 2012

For years, pirated movies, television shows and music have been on the Internet. And for just as long, Hollywood and the entertainment business have been trying and failing to stop it.

But with more and faster broadband networks as well as powerful and speedy computers, the playing of illegally copied music and movies is booming, as are sales of counterfeit goods from auto parts to pharmaceuticals. Because most pirate sites are abroad, beyond the reach of United States law enforcement, companies have been left with a Whac-a-Mole approach to shutting them down. Read more… 

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