Msg#: 4383466 posted 12:23 pm on Nov 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
H.R. 3261: Stop Online Piracy Act
112th Congress: 2011-2012
To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
Status: This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Explanation: Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. [Last Updated: Nov 4, 2011 6:21AM]
Msg#: 4383466 posted 7:28 pm on Nov 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
Here is a good article that I read on the subject ... [technorati.com...]
I'm interested how webmasters feel about this bill. We already know the web giants are against it, probably because it would create an accounting nightmare.
However, as a webmaster, I kind of like the fact that my content is going to be protected from scrapers. But, what if one of my websites has an obscure image from ten years ago that I cannot find a license for ... will my website be shut down? If so, what will the re-inclusion process be?