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News Posted on January 23, 2012

Professor Chander Interviewed on Online Piracy Bills by KFBK News Talk

Professor Anupam Chander was interviewed on KFBK News talk on the protests surrounding the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), the House and Senate versions of legislation that would grant the government and copyright holders the power to request court orders to shut down websites containing unauthorized copyrighted material.  On January 18, thousands of websites including Wikipedia shut down to demonstrate opposition to the bills.

"What they're trying to show is that if we have laws like this, we might lose services like Wikipedia, or fan fiction sites, or other sites that have potentially infringing material on them," Professor Chander said. 

Professor Anupam Chander is Director of the California International Law Center at King Hall and a leading scholar in the law of globalization and digitization.  He has written widely on international law, cyber law, and corporate law.

KFBK News Talk