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Jan 23, 2012

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General Zod

Ed, the government has shown that it doesn't need SOPA/PIPA to shut down websites they have accused of piracy and alleged copyright violations:

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/blogs/gear-up/megaupload-shut-down-on-piracy-charges-20120119

sean

zod, that method is too time consuming... for the entertainment lobby. sopa/pipa wasn't a government priority until their pockets got lined.

justcorbly

Watt's is making a "Trust Us" argument. I.e., we should trust people in government and in corporate media not to do bad things. Why bother, then, with annoying things like legislatures and laws? We all just need to develop trust in our betters. Shame on us for failing to do that already.

The solution to this issue is likely to be technical if someone can find a way to reliably separate the ability to copy a file from the ability to play/read/use a file. E.g., a music file you buy on iTunes can be copied and stored anywhere but can only play on your devices, i.e., the ones Apple knows about.

Billy Jones

So does that mean that Editors of online publications will soon be reclassified as IT persons so they can take cuts in pay.

Hagan's latest adventurers just go to show, there are no liberals in Washington.

David Arneke

Regarding Hagan, what I'm happy about is that she's being so transparent about her thinking and acknowledging that it's only industry concerns and not those of her constituents that make reconsideration necessary.

Roch101

Word.

Kim

Sold you out

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