what happens when one sector of the economy gets to much power to bribe/lobbie congress?
well you get PIPA and SOPA and the TPP (trans pacific partnership) style of legislation that enriches one small economic group at the cost of others.
the MPAA and RIAA are so powerful they can lobby for disastrous laws, which help their gate keeper style businesses alive, while destroying a much
larger economic ecosystem.
because technology is "hard" and lobbying is "easy" these groups are pushing legislation to destroy the free internet
so they can continue charging "super high prices" instead of engaging the internet technology and supply vastly more customers at a much lower
so because net tech is in the to hard basket, they have decided to attack the free and open nature of the internet, to prevent any losses in their
"pre internet" business models.
this is more than just dollars and cents, they want to gut the free web to protect their profit margins,
you see anyone now can be a content creator, can blog and make videos and music and share this for free.
you want america to thrive? healthy competition, free markets, ?
then how can a small group of content producers threaten the free web?
BY SIMPLY PAYING CONGRESS TO DESTROY THE FREE NET TO PRESERVE THEIR MONOPOLY ON CONTENT CREATION.
you see if you use the net now these powerful lobby groups believe that to use the internet you must be under vast servaylence JUST IN CASE YOU
so the logic goes like this,
rather than compete in an open market that innovates and changes as tech does,
they lobby for policies that allow them to spy on you just in case you may harm them.
they dont even understand the net or how it works, and this is why they are dangerous,
they refuse to adapt and instead rely on a bought congress to protect their out dated models,
which rely in turn on spying to turn you into a suspect instead of a customer.
this is why this group is much needed
Giving the Justice Department the power to order internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T to block their users from visiting blacklisted
sites would be unprecedented in the United States, though it’s a common tactic used in countries like Syria, Iran and China to clamp down on
political dissent and adult content.
The non-profit lobbying group, unveiled Wednesday, is “absolutely” against SOPA, Michael Beckerman, the coalition’s president, said in a
“We’ll make sure Congress understands how [the bill] will censor the internet and greatly harm the infrastructure of the internet,” he said.
He added: “Our mission is to be the unified voice of the internet economy in the policy debates that arise.”
the internet as an industry is larger and more profitable than content creators realise,
they threaten the most open and free market in the world (internet)
and they cant compete so they turn potential customers to suspects and criminals
MPAA and RIAA "you are not bigger than the net"
you lack of understanding of the internet and ungodly influence on politicians is dangerous to us all
and to the free and open internet,