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Mapping the SOPA-PIPA Debate

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Mapping the SOPA-PIPA Debate

On July 25, 2013, Posted by , In research, With No Comments

In this paper, we use a new set of online research tools to develop a detailed study of the public debate over proposed legislation in the United States that was designed to give prosecutors and copyright holders new tools to pursue suspected online copyright violations. Our study applies a mixed-methods approach by combining text and link analysis with human coding and informal interviews to map the evolution of the controversy over time and to analyze the mobilization, roles, and interactions of various actors.

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