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Saturday, January 21, 2012

USA DOJ proves SOPA - PIPA not needed



Advocates say SOPA – PIPA laws are needed to combat piracy.  Many of us suspect that the laws already on the books provide all the tools necessary.  No sooner than the legislative progress on SOPA – PIPA is gummed up in response to Internet activism against SOPA – PIPA, the USA DOJ underscores our suspicions by raiding Megaupload.

When existing laws are not enforced, Congress solves nothing by writing new laws.


1 comment:

Steve said...

I completely agree.

Yes, there's an issue with piracy. Yes, it's a problem that deserves attention. But the people who are writing things like SOPA and PIPA have only one objective, and that's to further their own interests. They couldn't care less if there is collateral damage from what they're trying to do.

And until recently, they had Congress in their pocket, literally, because they could simply buy what they wanted with huge payoffs disguised as campaign contributions. There was nothing to offset them; no "other side". Enter the Internet and millions of people making their opinion heard.

Even Congresscritters can't ignore that. (I hope.)