Originally Posted by Taak Farst
my buzz = killed
Here's a buzz killer for you; the first rule of dealing with a new law is to remember that until it is tested in court, it only has potential, like the attempt during the Clinton Administration to make the hand gun manufacturers liable for violent crime.
Picture this; I am joe blow on another unaffiliated SW website. I find out that some one has taken some of my work and posted it on this site as theirs. Under DMCA (Digital Millienium Copyright Act, the present law) I send a nastyo note to the mods on this site. They check, find out it's true, and delete the posts, sending nasty notes to the guy who did it and maybe 86 him.
Now use the SOPA rules as written; (and remember, a lawyer can twist a law into a pretzel to make money) the same thing occurs. As the owner of that material, I can sue not only the plagerist, I can also sue the big man, GL as a coroporate entity. How is that for ruining your buzz?