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Edward Lee on How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet--For Now

SOPA and ACTA, two controversial copyright proposals in the United States and European Union that many feared would lead to Internet censorship, came into the mainstream when people used Facebook, Twitter, other social media, blogs, and websites to organize and launch protests.

In this talk Edward Lee -- Professor of Law and the Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law -- explains how a grassroots movement involving millions of people was able to defeat money, politicians, Hollywood, and the copyright lobby, all in the name of a "free and open Internet."


5 Nov 2013

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January 31, 2015