Hollywood and Hollywood unions (of which TAG is one) appear to be on the fuzzy end of the Internet Piracy popsicle stick:
In the space of a couple of days, Hollywood and its content creators lost the public relations war over Internet piracy SOPA legislation -- which now appears poised to crumble into a million bits of dust.
The messaging industry never had control of the message.
The tech guys found a simple, shareable idea -- the Stop Online Piracy Act is Censorship -- made it viral, and made it stick.
Hollywood had Chris Dodd and a press release. Silicon Valley had Facebook.
It shouldacoulda been a fair fight. But it wasn’t. ...
But here's a cute irony: A Fox News contributor argues against SOPA even as Rupert Murdoch (supporter of SOPA; owner of Fox-News Corp.) rails for it.
... SOPA is a Pandora’s box of proposed regulations that would inadvertently make it easier for our government to censor the Internet. Current laws already allow owners of copyrighted material to get that content removed from unauthorized websites. But SOPA would mean entire sites could be shut down even for minor copyright infractions, a slippery slope that would undermine even good, legal content on the web and allow politically-motivated witch hunts against entire websites. ...
I wouldn't care to predict how this legislative struggle will come out. When large corporate interests are in a wrestling match, it's always risky to try and foretell outcomes. But we might be wise to start burial proceedings for the piracy legislations as it currently exists.