[nycbug-talk] SOPA DOA

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Jan 17 18:33:20 EST 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 11:08:11AM -0500, Edward Capriolo wrote:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act
> The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as
> well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of
> enabling or facilitating copyright infringement.
> The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime,
> It sounds like that is exactly what it is about, Protecting copyrights, or
> are you saying it only protects "streaming" data?

i think if you do a little research into SOPA you will find that not
only is the bill a misguided attempt to stop "piracy" - but is a pretty
blatant attempt to break DNS and the foundation of how the internet
works on a fundemental level.

regarding "piracy" - i've worked for alot of the companies that back
SOPA (film studios, video game studios etc...) and frankly i really
don't feel bad for them.  to sink over a year of your life into a game,
see it be a block-buster (cough MW2) then to have your employer *not*
give you a raise is pretty dispicable, or in the case of film - to get
laid off right at the end of production - is aweful.

all this legal wrangling (DMCAA, SOPA...etc...) is just the major stake
holders trying to keep costs down while trying to delay the major
cultural changes that need to happen in these organizations to deal with
the internet.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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