AMC a ‘supporter’ of US piracy bill
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has attracted significant protest – including a one-day blackout from the world’s sixth-most visited website, Wikipedia – as organisations which rely on an uncensored internet contemplate whether the law amounts to stopping the free flow of information.
Opponents have included senior medical researchers, with an article in this month’s British Medical Journal citing several academics arguing that their intellectual work is done “in laboratories and clinics and by peer reviewers – not by publishers – and that taxpayers would, in effect, be paying twice” under the new bill.
Activists have circulated a list of about 350 organisations supporting the bill, including multinationals such as Walmart, News Corporation, Ford and others. It also lists many large music, film, publishing, and copyright concerns, as well as apparently less affected