Former MPAA CTO who switched sides explains to the White House why SOPA is stupid
You may recall who Paul Brigner is. He was formerly the Chief Technology Policy Officer for the MPAA, who at one point was tasked with standing up to pretty much every knowledgeable internet engineer in trying to defend why SOPA was both necessary and wouldn’t be a technological disaster. This resulted in some wacky arguments. Back in January, he and I faced off on a panel in Washington DC the day before the Internet blackout, in which he tried to defend the MPAA’s position on SOPA, though almost everyone who watched the panel noted that his statements appeared half hearted.