The Industry That Cried Pirate: How Hollywood’s Hyperbole Backfired

Backroom negotiations and a flimsy moral high ground? Hollywood's public relations blunders on SOPA.

The tech startup industry, as fierce a meritocracy as any in this country, is full of Very Effective People. People who started their own companies, freelancers, people who build things. And those people also tend to be clever and idealistic and collaborative. Another thing the tech startup industry, largely built around the most superior medium of information known to man, is really good at? Communication. You’d think Hollywood would be good at that too. But when it came to the Stop Online Piracy Act (R.I.P.), it wasn’t even a fair fight. Read More