Baltimore Sun technology guru Gus Sentementes reports that the NFL Ravens are pushing to shut down websites in China selling knock-off Ravens gear as the team prepares to face and hopefully shut down Houston in the play-offs this weekend. Sentementes’ article mentions that the NFL supports SOPA (the House bill to stop online piracy). This time it’s not a foreign website illegally streaming NFL games…, but authentic looking Ravens websites selling shoddy (misspelled player names and wrong colors!!) knock-offs of genuine Ravens jerseys and more.
In this situation it seems very handy to have a tool to swiftly block sites that continue to pop-up even as others are blocked without a subpoena. So tech guys– tell me if you would support SOPA if it helped the Ravens?