Skip to main content
Submitted by Edward on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 14:30

Why do we need new laws like SOPA / PIPA when DMCA seems to be working fine?

A day after the internet blackout in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and it's senate twin Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA); A federal indictment accused of costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue. According to ABC News.

And another big site was shut down 23 October 2007, Oink's Pink Palace, which was a prominent BitTorrent tracker.

Of course, these sites are shutdown after an investigation and evidence is gathered. Which is due process. Other sites such as music blog sites shutdown without due process under current copyright laws.

As an artist and programmer, copyright enforcement is important to me. Including patent laws for ideas.

If you're worried about your intellectual property being stolen, don't outsource work that is being done to it. Especially not to countries where IP law enforcement and contract law enforcement is lax. If you do try and save a buck on the front end, don't complain about losing that same buck on the back-end.


DISCLAIMER: This is a personal Web site, produced in my own time and solely reflecting my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.