reply to post by ShadowAngel85
There are "people" who want this law passed?
What people? Do you mean filmmakers, musicians or corporations that OWN copyrighted materials?
If so, that makes perfect sense. If not, then tell me what people? Why would an everyday citizen care about big media profits resulting from a
supposed piracy crackdown?
People seem to be trying to spin this as an economic issue or some kind of stimulus to the economy. Please explain how? Is this bill really going to
stop or curb piracy? I doubt that. Attempt to gradually Invade privacy, control and censor the Internet and its users. Yes.
There is already very well established laws in place that prosecute, fine and imprison the illegal use of intellectual property (piracy). Just like
there are already plenty of laws in place worldwide the allow the discovery and capture of those who commit piracy. So why more? What is the problem
with current laws?
Also, what most Americans don't realize is that most piracy happens outside the US and sometimes impossible to enforced by US laws. Have you seen any
civil lawsuits that include piracy violators from second and third world countries? I haven't. New American laws will not curb international piracy -
where the gravest threat exists.
Protect IP is not a "law change' is a proposal for a new bill that will establish a whole set of new regulations and laws that directly conflicts with
constitutional rights. There are already adequate laws in place to combat piracy. Piracy criminals are already being fined and prosecuted. I think
anyone not understanding this, needs to investigate this bill a little more.
I own copyrights, yet consider it MY responsibility to protect them from theft, not the taxpayer. Yet, I do expect the law to assist me when I find an
offender. Either way, since I'm not big media, I seriously doubt the US Gov is going to protect my intellectual property by running expensive online
stings. I doubt I would even get acknowledged by a single return phone call. All those small time filmmakers, musicians, artist, and writers out there
- forget about this law ever helping you, unless you are connected with a major media powerhouse.
If it's about "people" and "jobs", then show evidence of that. How is THIS bill going to help save or create jobs? Please explain. Shouldn't the US
gov instead write bills that specifically target employment and the economy? There is absolutely no real evidence that substantial job loss is the
result of piracy. There are more jobs being lost to global outsourcing.
If anyone sincerely cares about job loss then they should be more concerned about bigger economic issues such as outsourcing, wreakless gov spending,
excessive corporate salaries, wall street abuse and poor economic policies.
I question the true motives of anyone on this forum who supports or "wants" this bill. Until shown otherwise, I'm just going to presume that any
supporters of this bill have some financial gain from this bill - such as increased intellectual property sales resulting in higher profit margins.
So, when, and if, this bill ever get passed, get ready to get your hopes and expectations crushed (unless you are in bed with the big media
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