EFF to Chamber of Commerce: of course SOPA is a blacklist


12 Responses to “EFF to Chamber of Commerce: of course SOPA is a blacklist”

  1. Risser says:

    I go back to, if something like this passes, it needs to be spoofed, and HARD.  Who’s to say that http://www.amazon.com or http://www.mtv.com or rushlimbaugh.org or obamaforchange.org isn’t using one of my copyrighted photographs or text?  Certainly not Visa.  And I’m guessing it would take the big companies longer than 5 days to actually figure out what’s going on, since they certainly wouldn’t be ready for it.

    Hell, for twenty bucks, I could probably get the Mechanical Turk to generate a few hundred of these…

    • Andrew Singleton says:

      +1 this suggestion. Since there’s nothing to harm for wrongful filing.

      Let’s see how wide a net we can cast. Not just the RIAA, MPAA, but let’s go after some other deserving folk. 

      Whitehouse.gov. Facebook. Myspace. Just think of it. Show the World just how stupid this bill is. After all if words haven’t convinced people. Let’s see how they handle pretty much the entire internet shutting down till this mess gets sorted ut.

  2. jramboz says:

    Really? Their best defense against allegations that it’s a blacklist is, “Well it doesn’t SAY blacklist…”? My spade doesn’t SAY “spade” on it, but that doesn’t make it any less one.

  3. andygates says:

    This will be hilarious: watch as the media giants blacklist themselves, just like they issue takedown notices to themselves now.

  4. IamInnocent says:

    Now, who’s going to be too big to blacklist ?

  5. sgdiross says:

    FYI – in swedish, the term “sopa” translates to: garbage, beeing bad at something, or sweeping the floor.

  6. nick15 says:

    It was walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably legislation meant to poop on the First Amendment.

  7. ultranaut says:

    This is such an insane piece of legislation, it gives these assholes massive powers to control the behavior of others without any real oversight to solve a problem they can’t even prove exists. I seriously doubt their motivations are pure, there seems to be something very deeply wrong behind their efforts to seize control like this.

  8. jimkirk says:

    When I first read that I thought it was the Stop Online Privacy Act…  D’oh!

  9. Possibly the freakiest part is that denying that you are engaged in copyright violations is grounds for being blacklisted!

    “(ii) the operator of the U.S.-directed site—

    (I) is taking, or has taken, delib- erate actions to avoid confirming a high probability of the use of the U.S.-directed site to carry out acts that constitute a violation of section 501 or 1201 of title 17, United States Code;”

  10. vicx says:

    Consider this idea; Fair Use Insurance backed by a Fair Use Fund. A website or enduser can take out a Fair Use Insurance Policy and based on their exposure to risk of SOPA action get a suitable level of technical redundancy and legal coverage to respond to any action against them. In the event of a SOPA action, an automated preprogrammed defensive response will be instantly launched. Using a Fair Use Protection Plan identifies your site as legally prepared to fight and acts as a deterrent against frivilous legal action. The more sites covered by the Fair Use Protection Fund the greater the protection each site enjoys.

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