ESA and SOPA: Between a rock and a hard place

The Stop Online Piracy Act is front and center in the headlines again, as opponents to the legislation shine the spotlight on companies and organizations supporting the bill, giving the ESA one massive headache.

It can’t be a lot of fun working at the ESA these days.

SOPA – the Stop Online Piracy Act – is front and center in the headlines again, as opponents to the legislation shine the spotlight on companies and organizations supporting the bill. That, predictably, has whipped up the forces of Anonymous and other shadow groups, who are calling for DDoS attacks and other forms of public shame.

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Anonymous targeting Sony again

Anonymous, the hacker group behind a rash of massive security breaches, might be turning its attention back to Sony.

In the fading days of 2011, the loosely collected group released a YouTube video expressing its outrage at Sony’s support of SOPA, a controversial piece of legislation aiming to curtail online piracy. That’s got some people concerned, since the last time Sony and Anonymous clashed, it opened the doors for the largest data breach in online history.

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CEA speaks out against SOPA

The SOPA anti-piracy bill might be strongly backed by the Hollywood community, but the Consumer Electronics Association – the group behind the annual Consumer Electronics Show – wants no part of it.

In a statement to the House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 3261 – the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (or SOPA) – the organization voiced concerns about the bill, warning of collateral damage to innovation in the electronics field.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog