Yochai Benkler: Megaupload-Style Cases Will Kill Prosecuted Companies
Via Scoop.it – digital culture
(Bloomberg Law) — Last week was a busy one in digital intellectual property. In the wake of a day of online protest by technology companies and
individuals opposing the proposed federal Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), the Obama Administration pulled its support for the measures. A day later, federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment against senior officials at Megaupload, one of the Internet’s largest file-sharing sites. The officials were arrested in New Zealand and millions of dollars in assets were seized. Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia talks with Yochai Benkler, Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, about copyright law in the wake of the developments.