The SOPA War: Why the GOP Turned on Piracy (Opinion) | HollywoodReporter

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The entertainment industry has lost the fight over SOPA, its legislative proposal for stopping Internet piracy. Now some want to try again with a revamped bill and a bigger push. But the same approach could stunt Hollywood’s clout in Washington. That’s because the industry still doesn’t understand its adversary. From the start, studios saw the fight over SOPA as a struggle with a bunch of other companies — Google and Internet service providers among them — that were hoping to profit from the Internet travails of the entertainment industry.
That turned out to be wrong. In fact, the industry is fighting what amounts to a new popular culture.