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  •  PIPA & SOPA overreached. Egregiously overreached! (0+ / 0-)

    It was the standard industry tactic. Use a blunderbuss where a scalpel would do as well and be more effective and less harmful to bystanders.

    If the the issue really is ready replication and distribution of videos ... and the key concerns are determining when piracy takes place and where ... it seems easy - relatively easy! - to combat. That is, if just entertainment video and audio are at issue and the piracy is, truly, from abroad and reasonably - relatively reasonably! - detectable with a smart joint efforts. (Sure, there will be hassling about all this. No one said it was simple. Just simpler than the industry was making it.)

    Opposed as I was to SOPA and PIPA in light of their advocates' take-for-granted weight-throwing around the Hill, the creative movie and TV industries do have a problem. And the rules they finally get may serve as coattails for others like newspapers, book publishers, other creators of videos, etc.

    Worse, enablers of piracy, especially those who may be profiting handsomely from their work, might not be as squeaky-clean-innocent as their protesting suggests.

    It's time for adults to gather, perhaps in the company of neutral adults which is what Congress ought to be on issues like this, and reason together.

    Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

    by TRPChicago on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 09:18:46 AM PST

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