future bing - february 3, 2012

Sopa, pipa, acta & internet censorship


This is one of the few episodes of PBFB that steps back from the project a little in order to talk about current affairs or a particular topic. At the time, there was a lot of negative publicity surrounding legislation that seemed to threaten 'net neutrality', and I was receiving a lot of messages about it.

Interestingly, this is an area where my opinions now tend to differ greatly from both Past and Future Bing's. In the years following PBFB I did quite a lot of work on the business side of online video and learned a great deal about politics, economics, and intellectual property law. FB's opinions on subjects like this now seem very simple and idealistic to me now.