The New Website Takedown Bill

There is a new Bill going to congress that will allow the Department of Justice to take down websites that are primarily used for copyright material. This sounds like it could stop some websites that have a lot of stolen artwork on them. Most of the affected websites would be one’s that have videos and music on them. Some of the other affected websites could be one’s that have stolen images. I think they should make stricter laws for specific instances of stolen content on-line. I know there are laws but they are pretty much never enforced. I guess only in time will people’s work be respected.  -Thought for the Day

4 comments

  • If you think for one moment that this bill would be used to deal with rips / theft like the ones featured on this blog…

    … well, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

  • Sounds like they’re getting too controlling. Think about it: say you have a blog, and you put the Apple logo up in an entry just as a reference to something you’re talking about. Apple could use this law to have your entire site taken down. This law isn’t going to be used for the small guys, just the big rich ones, so most of the issues like the ones posted here will still not be dealt with.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out internationally – with content from the States being posted on websites with servers in another country (and then even owners in yet another country). Copyright law gets REALLLLLLY tricky then.

  • Sounds like a way to shut down sites like youtube. I think it sounds terrible!

  • the governments last concern is protecting artist work that’s far from their intentions. This bill was meant to protect big corporations that they benefit off of and shut down wesites, blogs, and forums that criticize government in a negative way. This is called tyrannical Fascism.

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