[FRIAM] Explainer: understanding Sopa | World news | guardian.co.uk

Gillian Densmore gil.densmore at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 20:05:17 EST 2011


Nanci Paloski(sp) has stated that in essence SOPA is to heavy handed.
Google has argude with mixed luck that the DMCA and Copyright law is
sufficient for what SOPA wants to achieve.(See NY times articles).
What bugs me about it-IF it passes google could get a court order
because someone searched for Linux torent and ISO. BUT Because of the
keywords ISO and Torent google would theoreticly have to contact
someone who knows someone. Just a bad idea.

On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 1:46 PM, Tom Johnson <tom at jtjohnson.com> wrote:
> If you are a U.S. citizen, this is important.
>
> Explainer: understanding Sopa
>
> Will 2012 see the end of the internet as we know it? The House Judiciary
> committee tried to finalize the Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) before
> Christmas for a vote early next year. But fierce opposition – much of it
> online – seems to have given pause to the bill's main author, Lamar Smith.
> He is now expected to hear from expert witnesses early next year before the
> bill goes to Congress. Watch this video for a guide to the fight that will
> likely become one of the big stories of the coming year
>
>
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2011/dec/23/sopa-stop-online-piracy-act
>
>
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