Writes Ars Technica‘s Lee:
…the fight over SOPA is less about left versus right than it is about declining industries—Hollywood and major labels—versus the Internet community. Conservative bloggers like Erickson, Matt Drudge, and Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds are as offended by the legislation as are their liberal and libertarian counterparts. Conversely, even staunch civil libertarians seem to get confused about copyright issues if they’re too closely tied to Hollywood.
Other conservative and liberal bloggers are speaking out against SOPA, saying that it could mean the literal end of them.
After the drawn-out hearings about SOPA on December 15 and 16 — which also revealed how little politicians understand about the workings of the internet — lawmakers agreed to table discussion until Congress meets again in January and SOPA’s opponents have been gathering their forces. Conservative Rep. Darrell Issa (CA), Senior House Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, has been leading the hearings and has said that SOPA should not be brought to the House floor.
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