January 19, 2012

AIGA Minnesota fully supports AIGA’s position on SOPA/PIPA, which is summarized below.

“AIGA’s position on SOPA, the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act, is that the bill in its current form should not be enacted—although we agree with the original intent of the bill, which was to protect creative property from wanton theft and piracy online. . . . A parallel bill, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), was introduced in the Senate.

AIGA is firmly against the bills in their current form; the proposed cure is even more severe than the disease. The bills aim to fight online piracy by preventing U.S.-based search engines from directing users to sites distributing stolen materials and gives content owners the ability to essentially shut down websites that they believe violate their copyright.”

The above is a summary of AIGA’s position on SOPA/PIPA. AIGA Minnesota fully supports AIGA’s entire position, which can be found on the AIGA website.

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