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    Scott Wooledge, Brown Thrasher

    related to national security, there is, in my opinion, a post 9-11 theory of legislation and governance apparent here.  

    "OMG!!!  Hollywood's movies are being stolen in Taiwan!!!  Quick, everybody, burn the Constitution!!!!!"

    I have a ton of friends in the film industry and they are indeed facing a real problem in figuring out how to create a distribution model that both covers the cost of creating their content, but also makes it a profitable business.  As a fan of movies in general, I would like them to be compensated for their work and I'd like them to earn enough to live on and sometimes even get fabulously rich.  But SOPA/PIPA didn't really offer that promise to anyone that I know.  Their problem is two-fold, compensation and access to buyers.   All SOPA/PIPA did was stop consumers from getting the content which actually undermines both goals of making more money and selling to as many people as possible.

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