[QUOTE=debro;2617288]SOPA is an embarrassment to the USA … and a danger to the rest of the world, and a ridiculous attempt to censor the internet, endangering the free transfer of information in the pursuit of protecting corporate profits.
Attempting to pass SOPA through Government, while condemning china’s net censorship is incredibly hypocritical - I wonder if the US government recognises the irony?.[/QUOTE]
Of course, you realize that we’re talking about a government here. To paraphrase Adam Savage, they’ll reject your reality and substitute their own where such irony doesn’t exist and what they do doesn’t have any similarity to what other governments do.
The really stupid thing is that there is already legislation enough to take care of any real copyright violations that are going on but their civil laws not criminal laws. That means the copyright holder has to do the investigating, prosecuting, etc. They’re just trying to have these new laws created so that they don’t have to do so much work themsleves and move it onto someone else’s shoulders.