Over at our sibling games site Kotaku, Mark has written an excellent analysis of why SOPA (and similar legislation) is pointless and how movie companies should concentrate on making it easier to buy their products online. Definitely worth a read. [Kotaku]
Movie Creators Need Better Sales Mechanisms, Not SOPA
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