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Reporters' Roundtable: What SOPA hath wrought

The backlash against the SOPA and PIPA anti-copyright bills continues, with major sites going dark, feds shutting down MegaUpload, and Anon retaliating. We talk about these related and developing stories with CNET reporters Declan McCullagh, Elinor Mills, and Greg Sandoval.

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What a week. The SOPA/PIPA story got even bigger, as MegaUpload was shut down and Anonymous launched a successful attack against government sites.

The battle between the content industry and the open Internet may be going nuclear. We discuss with three great guests, all experts at CNET:

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Discussion points:

First, let's run down the news: SOPA/PIPA; MegaUpload; Anonymous attacks.

What does this mean for the future of content-protection bills?

Why is MegaUpload being treated as criminal? The YouTube copyright cases were civil.

Will the "nuclear" Anonymous attacks on government sites prompt a nuclear response?

What's the White House doing?

What Senator Dodd's "concession" letter approrpiate, or tone-deaf?

Who's licking their wounds, who's doing victory laps, and what's on tap for next week?

For these issues and more, in depth, listen to the show!