One of the arguments against the now-dormant SOPA legislation was that, in addition to eroding Internet freedom, it would also be ineffective in stopping music piracy. Well, according to a leaked report, the RIAA agrees with the latter argument. The proposed laws would ‘not likely to have been an effective tool for music,’ according to the report. Another interesting revelation is that, despite the buzz and outrage over P2P sharing, most digital music piracy takes place via sneakernet, with music moving among young people on hard drives and ripped CDs.
They pushed this. They tried to ruin the internet with SOPA knowing full well that it would not work. Not only this, but the money they have been collecting in piracy cases, they will keep! The artists get nothing.