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Clay Shirky:
Why SOPA is a bad idea

TEDSalon NY2012 · 13:59 · Filmed Jan 2012
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Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea
13:59 · Filmed January 2012 at TEDSalon NY2012 · Subtitles available in 40 languages

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto — a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.

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Clay Shirky argues that the history of the modern world could be rendered as the history of ways of arguing, where changes in media change what sort of arguments are possible — with deep social and political implications. Full bio
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