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The founders of Google Inc. (GOOG) and EBay Inc. (EBAY) attacked Hollywood-backed anti-piracy legislation in the U.S. House and Senate that they said would threaten the technology industry and lead to Web censorship.
The Internet executives said the bills would have a “chilling effect on innovation” and give the U.S. government the “power to censor the Web using techniques similar to those used by China, Malaysia and Iran,” according to a letter sent to U.S. lawmakers and published today in newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
SOPA is a piece of legislation designed to assist copyright holders in protecting their intellectual property. 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.
“Companies like Google have made billions by working with and promoting foreign rogue websites so they have a vested interest in preventing Congress from stopping rogue websites. Lawful companies and websites like Google, Twitter, Yahoo and Facebook have nothing to worry about this bill.”
I remember when you had to buy a whole record album for one song you wanted and pay $15. I consider the Internet and the ability to download one song at a time, etc. payback. I am all for taking control away from Hollywood, the music moguls, etc.
SOPA is a piece of legislation designed to assist copyright holders in protecting their intellectual property.
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.
I don't buy a whole physical CD anymore unless I REALLY REALLY REALLY like the artist and want to 100% support them.
@Old_Honky, the devil is in the details. How do you divide up the money? Per download? Per track?Per download - probably estimated.
How do you divide up money between a classical symphony (lots of performers) and a solo track.Exactly the same way as they do now with CDs.
Do we run parallel schemes for films and books?Yes each governing body in each country would be responsible for administrating their country's share of the worldwide revenue to the registered copyright holders.