too long, didn . . READ THIS!
What Sopa Actually would do
and summed up)
It' s Goals and Reason to be
Protecting intellectual property of cement creators
enforce copyright protection, seems fair)
Profet: ition against ecu drugs
war on drugs. I . . wait WTF is this doing in here'?)
What SOPA threatens in the process
weakening of "safe harbor" protections
Lets say you post something on Funnyjunk and
the origianl creator who owns the copyright tells
to take it down.
Funnyjunk has a certain amount of time to do that
before the copyright holder can legally get the
site taken down. This is "safe harbor''.
What SOME does is it can IMMEDIATELY block
access to the site
SOFA is vague enaugh to make even a single
complaint viable for complete blockage)
Users uploading illegal cement
In this case "illegal" refers to anything used with-
out permision material].
The bill has very vague definitons of commercial
and uses of copyrighted
One of the founders of the bill, Lamar Smith, had
a website. Apparently under SOFA he violated his
own law by using a photo taken by sameone else
and not giving the photographer credit.
Time [magazine] need, ''It deosn’ t seem like a
huge violation, but that' s the point; if SOFA
passes, who knows how minor infractions like this
will be handled." Smith subsequently had his
website modified so that it could no longer show
archived versions of it.
The bill "targets an entire website even if only a
small portion hosts
or links to some infringing content,
One troll would be all it takes
for Funnyjunk to get blocked
Impact on software
The Electronic Frontier Foundation expressed
concern that free and open source software
FLOSS) projects found to be aiding inline piracy
could experience serious problems under SOFA
Any free app or peice of software that they
think aids piracy can be in serious trouble
Shit. . ' .yeu know I started writing
this thing without looking at ALL THE PROBLEMS
first. . . . .this thing has SO MANY I
just dont have intellect to explain it all,
I mean I didn' t even know about half the
stuff this thing has wrong with it.
This thing is just plain evil!