Clay Shirky: What is SOPA and why is it a bad idea

Lots of people seem to be unsure of exactly what all this SOPA business is about. Who better to help explain it than Clay Shirky. Clay is a bald American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. Recently he popped by the TED offices and filmed the above clip, his talk was on what these new potential bills will mean for the way we use the internet and its possible dire implications.

If you haven’t seen this clip yet we urge you to take a moment and watch.

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