[SGVLUG] Are SOPA sponsors about to make themselves felons.

matti mathew_2000 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 17 10:01:36 PST 2011

From: Braydon <ronin at braydon.com>

Truth in testimonies: http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_11162011.html

MAN! talk about "1984".. makes you feel unpatriotic for not supporting the
destruction of DNS security...

Honestly, if this passes, if I was running an ISP, I would be investigating
the idea of sending my DNS servers off-shore and keep caching servers

Are SOPA sponsors about to make themselves felons? Probably not

On Wednesday morning, reddit reader Dan Keshet made an interesting observation: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the lead sponsor of SOPA, has copyrighted videos available for download on his website. And the Stop Online Piracy Act imposes new criminal penalties for unauthorized streaming of copyrighted works. With the help of some other Reddit readers, Keshet quickly compiled a comprehensive list of SOPA co-sponsors who had uploaded copyrighted videos to YouTube. It turns out almost all of them had done so.

..Whatever else you might say about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it has been litigated to death, and that has given websites a pretty clear idea of what they need to do to qualify for its safe harbor. The Stop Online Piracy Act would upset the apple cart by exposing websites to new legal risks based on poorly defined concepts like "sites dedicated to theft of US property."



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