Last week, during the fight against SOPA, I was listening to a radio show on CBC, hosted by Mike Finnerty.
He had two guests – Rob Beschizza, Managing Editor of BoingBoing, which went dark to protest SOPA, and Steve Tepp, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of the Global Intellectual Property Center.
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Finnerty reached them both by phone and gave them more or less equal time to present their points of view.
Both Beschizza and Tepp are smart guys, and both shared very different views on the value of SOPA. Beschizza said it was bad legislation that would result in a lot of unintended consequences for thousands of websites. Tepp said it was excellent legislation that would put a stop to piracy by “foreign criminals”.
Who won the debate?