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Re: [vox] Take action now against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)
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Re: [vox] Take action now against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)

Well said...



On 11/30/2011 3:35 PM, timriley@appahost.com wrote:
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: [vox] Take action now against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)
>> From: Brian Lavender<brian@brie.com>
>> Date: Tue, November 29, 2011 7:03 pm
>> To: LUGOD's general discussion mailing list<vox@lists.lugod.org>
>> Don't trust SOPA. Take action now
>> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/protect-ip-act-very-real-very-bad-call-now-block-it
> Just for the sake of completeness, allow me to present the other side.
> <snip>
>> DMCA is a terrible law.
> The issue is SOPA, not DMCA.
> <snip>
>> A blacklist. Security by creating IP addresses blocklists is preposterous.
> The issue is not security.
> <snip>
>> The terrorists you should ask yourself about are the drone strikes
>> operated out of Pakistan by our country.
> The issue is not terrorism nor Pakistan.
> Instead, this issue is to promote capitalism by enforcing
> copyright laws.
> Say a band spends good money to rent recording studio time
> in the U.S. to produce music. Then U.S. copyright laws will
> "protect the exclusive use" of that music.
> If someone within the U.S. infringes upon that right,
> then the band has the U.S. courts available for redress.
> Or a U.S. Attorney General might get involved.
> However, if someone outside the U.S. gives the band's music
> away on the Internet, then the band can't sell their music
> to recoup the recording studio cost nor make a profit. This
> undermines capitalism. Making an investment with the
> hope of generating enough revenues to recoup that
> investment and make a profit is the essence of capitalism.
> <snip>
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