pageoneresults - 2:30 pm on Dec 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
Someone pinged me today via DM on Twitter and asked me what my take on SOPA was. I told them I hadn't really had a chance to hunker down and read about it.
SOPA is a piece of legislation designed to assist copyright holders in protecting their intellectual property.
What's the problem with this bill again? Are you a copyright holder yourself? Does this not appeal to you?
It would allow the US government to force anyone with a Domain Name System (DNS) to stop providing name services to alleged pirate sites, but they wouldn’t require any proof.
"Alleged pirate sites." I would think the Government would have done some due diligence before shutting down a site without any proof. The phrase "Alleged pirate sites." gives me some indication that there has been some prior proof for the site to be classified as a pirate site.
I'm all for SOPA if it really does protect copyright holders.
I will now go into protective custody.