New Version of PROTECT IP Act PresentedAdded: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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The revised edition of the new US copyright legislation, specifically designed to fight online copyright violations, features provisions affecting such online services as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In fact, the innovations affect the copyrighted content that may be posted to the respective services.
Members of the House of Representatives have recently introduced the new version of the PROTECT IP Act, which may share similarities with an older version of the bill, approved by the Senate this past spring. Meanwhile, these new measures may come into conflict with legitimate online services. Apparently, the Department of Justice will be able to obtain court orders demanding search engines and Internet service providers to blacklist all websites affiliated with rights violations.
If this proves to be true, the suggested legislation would overturn provisions of the DMCA, a 13 years old act that had successfully kept broadband providers out of the danger connected with their users’ file-sharing activities. Now the new bill could effectively destroy YouTube and other services that rely on user-generated material by making the site admins legally liable for everything their users publish. The consumer outfits are going to boycott the new version of the legislation, asking those lawmakers who tend to support it to hold back for a while and listen to opponents’ concerns. They argue that the old version of PROTECT IP Act would stifle free speech and innovation, while the new version might appear even worse.
The supporters of the copyright legislation claim that the bill will help them fight foreign websites containing infringing content. This is expected to magically increase the country’s economy. A number of consumer groups, including NetCoalition, Consumer Electronics Association, and Computer and Communications Industry Association have already sent a letter to the US House Judiciary Committee members, expressing their concerns over the proposed law. In the letter the outfits asked the law representatives to reconsider introducing the legislation and wait for feedback from the affected organizations. They point out that it is technology sector that is leading the United States out of the recession, so inadvertent damage to this industry shouldn’t happen now.
November 1st,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
|posted by (2011-11-01 18:06:23)|
|Wow what a mess, they introduce something that will do more damage to legitimate services rather than help. This is what happens when you take a more aggressive approach rather than an intelligent one. Thanks for the WORD of the day SaM!|
|the corrupt politicians are at it again|
|Complete idiocy, with all the problems going on in the world and there concerned with copyrights? Dont really see how this is going to help the economy either. Its nice to see our tax dollars lacing the pockets of retards, unreal.|
|Alright! Yay! That's so aweso.... wait, sorry, wrong story.|
As DEMON and Villain said, corrupt and idiotic.
|they seriously need to drop the whole IP ordeal, before they know it they'll end up making acts that contridict themselves and someone will stand up and file case again them, i know i would|
|Again, there failing to realize the issue is COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION its self! it suitable for Paintings, but not suitable for a Digitial Age.|
this is not 1921, where only a skilled forgist could make a duplicate of something and SELL IT FOR A PROFIT. that was the point of these copyright laws...
TO STOP THIEVES FROM STEALING WORKS OF ART AND RESELLING THEM. not to stop people from exercising there right of backups and distribution of Licensed content.
They havent figured it out yet, the corporations are playing them for control. they know they can monopolize the market. THATS WHAT THEY WANT, CEO's controlling 98% of the free market, for they can say when and where Innovations will occur.
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