I'm getting 5 responses per minute now. Can't reasonable be expected to respond to them all.
I suppose you can get back to unniversal consensus that this bill never enacted will destroy the internet. Just like you did for every every other law that attempted to regulate the internet.
Griffin wrote:So, Ixtellor, stop responding to everyone else, just for a moment.
The benefits from the DMCA can be argued to be worth the sacrifices upon those who did nothing wrong. No law is perfect.
Now, SOPA - This law WILL be used to squash criticism and dissent - we know those, because it has happened, the most recent and widely public example being the Universal take down. We know why it happened - limited oversight and limited consequences. SOPA suffers from these same flaws, but moreso. We do not know how often it will happen or the extent of the damage it will cause.The question, then, becomes a question of "will the benefits of this probably law outweigh the damage it does".
Here is my entire point regarding, your valid concerns.
1) I find the people arguing in favor of SOPA to be more credible than those arguing against for reasons already explained at length.
2) No law is perfect, there will be anecdotal cases. I believe the number of cases of misuse will be statistically insignificant. We are talking about a medium with billions upon billions of activities in a business that is vital to our nation economically as well as culturally.
The intent of the bill is to stop illegal piracy and copyright infringment. Its not to shut down dissention or free speech.
3) There are many avenues to help fix flaws with the bill and again, we don't know how its gonig to work out. People voting with their fingers against users, rewriting the law, bureaucratic implementation, and the court system.
The big horror story that anyone has come up with is a website was closed for 10 days. If it was unlawful they can seek compensatory damages in the court of law... problem solved.
Again, I keep hearing these supposed 'experts' telling me the sky is falling. But after listening to them for YEARS, I'm done. They just dont' have any credibility. They are describing worst case scenarios for which there is not rational reason to believe will come to fruition.
Remember the cries about LHC and blackholes here on earth!