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This Week In Techdirt History: December 11th – 17th


Five Years Ago This week in 2011, everyone from Rupert Murdoch and Chris Dodd to sixteen former Judiciary Committee staff who had become entertainment industry lobbyists (hello revolving door!) was pushing to get SOPA passed. At the same time, Wikipedia was explaining in great detail why SOPA hurts the internet, and we heard the first rumblings of the now-famous Wikipedia blackout in protest. Meanwhile, some creators were smartly focused on being creative and finding new business models: this was the…

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