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John Petersen Talks About SOPA, Piracy, and Intellectual Property

Episode #736 Thursday, January 26, 2012

Carl and Richard talk to John Petersen about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). SOPA, which is now defunct, was an attempt to legislate means to stop piracy and counterfeit goods. John digs into the problems with the legislation and the misinformation surrounding it. The conversation also explores alternatives to SOPA, the Megaupload shut down and how much harm piracy is actually doing in the world.


John Petersen

John Petersen has been a developer for about 20 years - from dBase and FoxBase + to FoxPro 2.0 to VB 3 to Visual FoxPro, then .NET! He has written several books and spoken at developer events such as TechEd and Developer Days.


In 2004, he graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. Although he never completely stopped, several years ago he returned to software development on a full time basis. Today, John is writing for CoDe Magazine again and is active on the MSDN Forums.


He actively participate in the Philly SQL Server, .NET, ALT NET and XAML user groups.


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