Get on your SOPA box

Why online piracy should be important to corporate & IT security departments

"This is not just a matter for legislation. We expect and encourage all private parties, including both content creators and Internet platform providers working together, to adopt voluntary measures and best practices to reduce online piracy."

The lesson here is that the private sector -- namely, the IT security industry -- needs to step up and provide a more harmonious way to get this done. Because when you leave the job of protecting intellectual property in the hands of Congress or the government, you get protests, blackouts, outcry and a general feeling of opposition to an idea that should be embraced.

Editor's Note: To learn more about the technical details of how SOPA and PIPA will affect general Internet security, check out the white paper, Security and Other Technical Concerns Raised by the DNS Filtering Requirements in the PROTECT IP Bill, located at: