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Florida’s SOPA

Joe Clements: When it comes to state politics, America’s largest technology companies are aloof and arrogant

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Last week’s passage of SB 604, or “Florida’s SOPA” or “SOPA Light” as some are calling the “anti-piracy” legislation pushed by the recording industry, embodies a truth about America’s massive tech industry. When it comes to state politics, America’s largest technology companies are aloof and arrogant.   The concept behind CS/SB 604 is so harmful to the Internet, public safety, and First Amendment rights that the recording industry abandoned federal-level efforts after losing a massive 2012 SOPA/PIPA battle in Congress.…

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