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SOPA at 10 and What's Next for Internet Law: A Conversation with Startups

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A panel on the 10 year anniversary of the defeat of SOPA and a discussion of how current legal frameworks empower startups to host content.

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On January 21st at 12 p.m. ET Engine will convene a panel to mark the 10 year anniversary of the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and examine the ways that existing legal frameworks allow startups to host user-generated content for all kinds of purposes and communities.

More than 50,000 websites went dark on January 18, 2012 in the largest online protest in American history. The goal of the effort was to push back against the ill-fated Stop Online Privacy Act, a bill that would have shut down and cut off websites and from critical services—including search engines, advertising networks, and payment processors—over allegations of copyright infringement.

During this virtual event, a panel of startup founders and ecosystem leaders will discuss the ways in which SOPA threatened—and different proposals today threaten—the intermediary liability frameworks that allow companies of all sizes to host user content. They'll also examine why it is important for startup leaders to be part of public policy conversations.

The event's discussion will be moderated by Engine’s Executive Director, Kate Tummarello, and feature startup leaders including:

The event will begin at 12 p.m. ET on Zoom. Upon registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and information about joining.

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