Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, December 12, 2011

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Three different bills going through Congress could actually affect the sites you visit online. The OPEN Act would fight online piracy and the sale of counterfeit goods by going after those sites for trade violations. SOPA and PROTECT IP are aimed at preventing and punishing acts of online piracy and theft of intellectual property. All three could give the United States government the ability to target a website solely because the government claimed it was facilitating somebody else's act of copyright infringement.
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PIPA, SOPA and OPEN: Three acronyms that could change the Internet

How a few bills before Congress could alter the web forever.
Posted In: SOPA, Protect IP Act, OPEN Act, piracy, Stop Online Piracy Act

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