One of my friends, who had unfortunately distributed a lot of pirated material through Mega Upload, has already gotten an email from someone related to the Government/RIAA. They made him delete everything he uploaded, and delete all of the material from his computers. He said that it scare the chizz out of him. He's just lucky that they didn't sue him or anything...I apologize for dismissing your post. Your comment made me think it was humorous video of mindless bashing. +1 for my apology.
Did you even watch that video? It's about ACTA, SOPA, PIPA, and RIAA. I said Obama is pathetic because, if you had watched the video you would know this already, he's working with the RIAA and siding with them when they're going around suing children for a ton of money. He AGREES with the way they're handling the situation.
The motivation behind these bills isn't that simple. It's true many democrats side with Hollywood because of campaign support. For same reason many republicans side with big banks and Wall Street. But that doesn't mean they have personal stakes in suing anybody for copyright, or foreclosing on anybody's house.The Magna Carta and the US Bill of Rights are relatively short by comparison. But the devil is in the details. If we tried to govern ourselves solely with general laws like those, every prosecution would wind up in court for "interpretation". It's not practical.
T...when I said one should worry about an act that is more than a few pages long... Why the excessive wording? No one can read them things sequentially without missing key factors.
These bills are long because the subject is complex. They address many of different situations, different types of individual and business relationships, different circumstances, legal agreements, liabilities, enforcement regulations, personal protections, etc. You can't cover all these issues in three pages.
So I'd rather have a lengthy bill that's explicit, free from ambiguity, and sets clear boundaries.. Non-explicit laws can be more easily abused.
I know that this is somewhat unrelated but it proves that the Government/IRAA are indeed going after people that used Mega Upload for illegal purposes.
A thought occurs to me that I find funny. Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor. We grow up with movies and books about him and are taught that what he did was a good thing. Isn't that(in a sense) what people that upload this content are doing? Their stealing barely affects these giant corporations, but they have a pretty big impact on quite a lot of lives. A lot of people can't afford to by the music and games they want, by downloading it for free their lives are made that much more bearable. Hmmm, if the poorer part of America is the main workforce, and giving them this stuff that doesn't affect the big corporations makes them happy, and if they're happy they work harder, and if they work harder that stimulates the economy, SOPA is trying to destroy the economy? No downloads = sadder(especially when everywhere you go you see people with nice things,) sadder = works less and higher suicide rates, work less = more outsourcing, more outsourcing = decline in sales in America, that = the collapse of a civilization?