Friday, January 20, 2012

SOPA, and Other Complex Legislation Made Simple

All you really have to ask is, who is pushing it?  In this case it was Hollywood and the MSM.  Who...whom.
You don't even have to read it or pay any attention to it, you know from the above that you're against it.  Yes, reading it may be useful for broadening the base of outrage against it, but who..whom tells you nearly everything you need to know.  Amusing how often that is true.

With the initial effort to pass SOPA blunted, how about pushing for a repeal of the last extension of copyright terms?  Groups like this need to be punished when they try to push things like this rapidly through Congress before opposition can form.  Laying on an immediate counterattack after a successful defense is probably the only way diffuse groups can compete with concentrated interests in a pseudo-democratic system like ours.  The message needs to be sent:  Don't piss us off again or we'll hit you back even harder next time.  As a more broad-based retaliation, I suggest widespread who...whom any time this industry is in the courtroom where a jury is present,  be it criminal or civil.

1 comment:

Olave d'Estienne said...

With the initial effort to pass SOPA blunted, how about pushing for a repeal of the last extension of copyright terms?

Hear here!