Yesterday I appeared on Al Jazeera’s “The Stream” to discuss that question. Internet users and companies recently rallied to kill the Stop Online Piracy Act (see an excellent analysis of what happened by Ed Black here). Now the United States and several dozen key trading partners are signing a trade agreement, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which advances many of the same goals as SOPA. (It is important to note, however that not all of the information swirling around the Internet about ACTA is accurate – read here and here for help separating fact from fiction).
I also had a chance to talk a little bit about the book at the beginning of the show. Here’s the whole thing: