Law Professors Opposed the New Copyright LawAdded: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
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The recently proposed copyright legislation titled “PROTECT IP” Act, which would erect the “Great Firewall of America”, has been creating increasing resistance from the US citizens since the very beginning. Recently, 90 law professors signed a letter in their attempt to oppose the legislation.
While the RIAA argues that activity of some hacker groups is reason enough to call for enforcing the PROTECT IP Act, there are too many people out there who refuse to accept government mandated filtering in the United States. A growing number of law professors are also among the opponents, and they have even signed an open letter to express their attitude to the legislation.
The signed letter describes reasons why the legislation should be opposed. First of all, the professors point to the suppression of speech without a proper hearing, which is at least unconstitutional. Besides that, the proposed legislation breaks the web infrastructure. Finally, the PROTECT IP Act would undermine the US position in supporting and defending online free speech. If one looks through the above mentioned letter, they would find all these arguments against the Act quite solid. Actually, the whole letter really boils down to one thing: will the US turn to support corporate interests or choose to support the country’s international and domestic interests instead? In the first case, the move would deprive the United States of any moral authority to criticize countries like China for their efforts to control or curtail free speech. In the second case, the decision would definitely upset pro-copyright outfits like the RIAA, but might finally push the entertainment industry to reconsider their outdated business models and adapt to a modern era.
In reality, filtering sites won’t be fully possible ever. Moreover, such a move will never be able to fully stop copyright violation anyway. The only way it’s possible to eliminate all online copyright violation is to completely dismantle the web from top to bottom, but this will never happen thanks to Google, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon and other eCommerce online services. The copyright legislation enforcing censoring regime failed in China and Germany, hasn’t been working in Thailand, and will never work in Australia. In other words, the policy is dead on arrival.
July 13th,2011Posted by:
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
|damn these politicians ...wtf hapened with them working for us and not against us.what the hell ..these things convince me more and more that the only role of the politicians is to work for private crcorations trying to suck every lst cent out of us...whats next???geting back to the comunist era when u had to be realy careful what u say cuz u might end up in prision for a single word against the regim???cuz democracy thats working for private corporations aint no democracy no more...its worse than the nazi's and comunists put toghether .to hell with that..i grew up during the comunist regim in romania and my folks brought me to italy to give me a free education here..and i will thank them for this til the last day my heart beats|
|posted by (2011-07-14 00:31:59)|
|well has there ever been any politicians who TRULY works for the ppl?? and do you really think democracy is ever TRULY democratic?? democracy, though concocted for the best interests n reasons, is now just an illusion...|
|they only care about them selves and the pay checcks they get for siding for some one|
|bigcow2k UR RIGHT..I REMEBER WHAT MY GRAMPA USED TO SAY,,THE DIFERENCE BETWEN THE DICTATORS AND THE DEMOCRATS IS LIKE THAT BETWEN A CHAIR AND AN ELECTRIC CHAIR....AT LEAST FROM THE DICTATORS U KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT|
|posted by (2011-07-15 12:37:47)|
|When its election time, it is the only time democracy comes into play. Once you have voted in a Government, it then becomes a dictatorship. The Government states that they are there for its people as we gave them the power to rule on our behalf. What a crock of shit that is.|
CAPITALISM RULES! Always has and always will.
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