Corporate giants like Apple and Microsoft know that they probably have the resources to fight through the troubles that SESTA would likely bring, even though the smaller guys don’t. They also know that Congress doesn’t know very much about technology and legislation like this is primarily designed to project an appearance of doing something about a problem. Congress needs to show it’s doing something, there’s a steady anti-tech drumbeat, and misguided regulations are looking more inevitable. In all likelihood, the Internet Alliance sees SESTA as a chance of showing politicians that it’s cooperating and hopefully legislators will get distracted by the next shiny object that comes along.
Cutouts is an open source application. Code licensed under the MIT license. Copyright 2018 Siddharth Kannan