the bill is suppose to be able to help the music industry and be able to fight against illegal file sharing. it would allow the US Justice Department to obtain court orders against sites that allow the illegal sharing continue and they would be able to shut down that part of that site. essentially shutting the web site down, i think it is a great idea. what are your opinions on the matter. because this will affect everyone who likes music if it gets passed in congress
here is a link to more info on the bill if you are interested. http://tunelab.com/2010/09/23/the-bill-that-could-save-the-music-industry/
I disagree with it. I'm not saying I'm for piracy, but I feel this bill gives too much power into the hands of organizations like MPAA & RIAA who have draconian policies on everything. These organizations do not care about consumers, just how much money they can pull in.
It allows them to shut down the ENTIRE site even if they only have 1 or 2 pirated pieces of information on them. And not just shut them down, completely delete the DNS reference.
It sets way to dangerous of a precedent with MPAA & RIAA saying "This legislation will make it easier to shut down 'rogue' websites". What exactly do they consider "rogue" websites. IMO this is just a few steps away from giving the Department of Justice the ability to take down any website they don't agree with.
And if they really want to help the music industry RIAA needs to embrace new technologies like Digital disturbution. RIAA has fought every new tech that has come around. Raido "it will put the music industry out of business". Tape recorders "it will put the music industry out of business". Internet "it will put the music industry out of business".
But after fighting radio and tape recorders tooth and nail for a good long while, the RIAA finally realized a) they are not going to win. b)its not "it will put the music industry out of business". In fact it can be used as a promotional tool.
Its about time the RIAA came around and realized if they take full advantage of what the internet and digital distribution can offer, it would be a gold mine for them.