The Closing of the Net  "original and valuable"  Times Higher Education

Kiran Sidhu: A Call for Minority Involvement in Cybersecurity Legislation Reform and Civil Rights Protests: Lessons from the Anti-SOPA/PIPA Demonstrations

Published in Hastings  Communications and Entertainment Law Journal 38 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 117 2016.


"[Text]  In the Intellectual Property ("IP") world, it is common knowledge that the traditional "writers of copyright's history" are powerful interest groups in the entertainment industry, and, as a result, ordinary citizens lack the political firepower to influence copyright debates."

[Citation] Such US-based interest groups include the Motion Picture Association of America ("MPAA") (comprised of 6 big media companies: GE, Disney, Newscorp, TimeWarner, Viacom and CBS), the Recording Industry Association of America ("RIAA"), and large software firms who actively lobby on their behalf. See generally MONICA HORTEN, A COPYRIGHT MASQUERADE: How CORPORATE LOBBYING THREATENS ONLINE FREEDOMS (2013)."







The Copyright Enforcement Enigma tells the story of the 2009 Telecoms Package and how the copyright industries tried to hijack it.

'accurate and absorbing account of the story of the Telecoms Package' -Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology

'...a must read for those interested in knowing in depth about copyright enforcement and Internet.' -Journal of Intellectual Property Rights.  

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