What Can Bring Together Opposites On The Traditional Political Spectrum? A Fear Of Censorship Due To PROTECT IP

If you follow the political world these days, you’d think that there was nothing out there that a “bleeding-heart liberal” and a “Tea Party conservative” might agree on. But it appears that the hugely problematic PROTECT IP Act is bringing together such diverse interests. David Segal and Patrick Ruffini — who probably don’t agree on very much at all politically — teamed up to write an editorial about the problems of PROTECT IP, for OregonLive. The editorial notes the massive unintended consequences likely to come from the bill, and highlights how this is an issue outside of any standard political spectrum. This isn’t an issue about political viewpoints. It’s an issue about fundamental values and the belief that censorship is wrong.

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