In a raucous House debate on Thursday over a bill to stop piracy on the Internet, lawmakers representing the interests of old media and new media drew their swords in passionate attacks and counterattacks over the controversial proposal.
The circus atmosphere of the hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act, introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), reflected the high-stakes, emotional nature of the debate over how to protect copyrighted movies, songs or books online without trampling on the free speech of individuals and companies.
Msg#: 4398596 posted 7:44 pm on Dec 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
After reading 100s of pages related to the SOPA Bill, I'm declaring my support thereof. I've seen a lot of fear mongering by those who oppose SOPA and I just don't see where that fear is justified. The Bill has been amended and addresses many of the concerns previously brought up and are STILL being beaten to death.
Everything you need to know about the Bill can be found here...
Msg#: 4398596 posted 5:53 pm on Jan 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
I wonder if those same folks who moved their domains from GoDaddy will also boycott the rest of the companies supporting SOPA?
Hate to seem pessimistic, but people are reactionary in most cases, especially when they don't have a clue as to what is going on. That's why politicians use "fear" tactics to get elected, only highlighting the negative, carefully picking key elements, mostly out of context, to repeatedly shove down the throats of the ignorant. Sadly, it works.