As Betabeat reported Tuesday, Flickr is making major changes–and apparently getting serious about protecting user copyright is among them. Late Friday VentureBeat published an exclusive on Flickr’s new move to combat copyright infringement by Pinterest, the wildly popular darling of digital image curators everywhere:
Texas congressman Rep. Lamar Smith has become a national household name, rare for obscure politician such as himself. It’s because he’s the author behind the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, better known as SOPA, which if passed, could give our government the power to shut down any website they find in violation of online piracy laws.
Including, it would seem, his own.