Copyrights vs Human Rights: big publishing and SOPA

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6 Responses to “Copyrights vs Human Rights: big publishing and SOPA”

  1. sagodjur says:

    There’s a very simple (and loathsome) explanation for the support of SOPA: You can’t buy a Bugatti Veyron with human rights. 

  2. ScytheNoire says:

    Human Rights are less important than profits, control, and censorship.
    Welcome to your American Corporatocracy.

    • librtee_dot_com says:

      But it’s not just America…this same unified corpotacracy is making a pretty honest go at ruling most of the world.

  3. Guest says:

    tl;dr except for the part about DNS security…. You make “The DNS” out to be some organization like Twitter, Youtube, etc.. that can be held responsible. DNS and other  “free” technologies like TOR, and Bitorrent in trackerless mode offer no way to hold a single party responsible. SOPA doesn’t apply. I fail to see how DNS security ties into SOPA at all. SOPA might require US ISPs to de-list some sites from their DNS, but you can bet Twitter, Youtube, and Wikipedia won’t be among them. The sites being hawked in spam are the ones that will disappear.

    This piece suffers from the same problem that a lot of civil-rights concerns have: Even if the concern is valid, the concerned parties blow it up to such an extreme edge-case hypothetical abuse that knowledgeable people will scoff and the less-knowledgeable won’t even relate.

    • Shinkuhadoken says:

      I fail to see how DNS security ties into SOPA at all. SOPA might require US ISPs to de-list some sites from their DNS, but you can bet Twitter, Youtube, and Wikipedia won’t be among them.

      But there’d be no hope for the next Twitters and Googles making a start on the internet. And it would only be a matter of time before those with a “pass” are beaten into submission and/or uselessness by the relentless legal tide SOPA offers their enemies. There’s no doubt the endgame is the destruction of the internet by making it so poisonous to use, no one wants to bother with it.

    • elix says:

      You can’t have trusted and secure DNS, which is the aim of DNSSEC, if you also allow arbitrary black holes in DNS to be made by national entities. And if DNS is not secured, say hello to more malicious hijacks than a site that deals in fake Louis Vitton bags being redirected to a scary warning.

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