Blogger argues for SOPA on the account stealing another's intellectual property.
From my understand SOPA is about much more than pirating. Or rather, it could easily end up affecting more than just piracy. by Jan 22
Still, legislating a global entity like the Internet is no simple task. Piracy can start far outside U.S. jurisdiction and, Koch told us, “U.S. law can only reach so far.”
Professor Koch offered no opinion on the contents of the bills — but agreed that they were hard to read, and needed a simplified version. by Jan 22
“There are bills that do come back,” he said. In fact, “Many bills that do become laws were introduced in many previous Congresses.” He cites health care as an example: Congress has been wrangling over health care legislation for almost a century. And as we all know, a health care bill did finally pass both chambers; President Obama signed it into law in 2010.
It’s simply not unusual for bills on certain issues to get “introduced again and again and again over time,” Koch told Mashable. by Jan 22
Might be worth reading. Might now be. by Jan 22
Yeah, the effects of SOPA are far too widespread to be decided by the United State gov. But, I highly doubt that it will be passed in it's current form given all of the signatures of the people against it. And, if signatures fail, there's always the power of Google's lobby army :) by Jan 20
"SOPA would block access to sites accused of violating U.S. copyright laws. The measure has been called Draconian by opponents who say it would fundamentally change the free-flow of information across the Internet. Proponents, ranging from the NBA to Universal, say the measure is needed to block sites like The Pirate Bay, which flagrantly flaunt copyright laws and make content available for free without paying copyright owners.
DeSopa is the first fix, but it's easy to speculate that similar add-ons will soon be available in Chrome and other popular browsers. The add-on reverts Web addresses to the bare Internet Protocol address, allowing Firefox to navigate around blocks. The simplicity of the add-on is in and of itself a statement: if Tamer Rizk can make a work-around before debate on SOPA has even concluded, thousands more will follow, which will ultimately render the legislation ineffective." by Dec 24
"Forbes and the Atlantic Monthly are both reporting that coders are already developing work-arounds. A developer calling himself Tamer Rizk launched DeSopa, a Firefox add-on that would allow users to visit sites blocked by the proposed copyright protection measures proposed under SOPA." by Dec 24
"After outraging the Internet yesterday by declaring support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, Go Daddy has reversed its position in a smarmy press release. It tweeted the link to Ben Huh, CEO of the Cheezburger Network, who threatened to move his company's thousands of domains yesterday in protest.
In the statement published on its website, Go Daddy maintains that "fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance," reminding us that the company has been working on the legislation. But it admits, in the face of massive boycotts, that "we can clearly do better." by Dec 24