• http://twitter.com/ced1 CED

    I admit that I did not fully understand how dumb congresscritters from both parties are until this.

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    Yes.  As I have been pointing out for weeks, everything that anti-SOPA activists have claimed would end freedom of expression and destroy the Internet has already been “law on the books” here in the US — and has in fact been applied in previous situations (as when 84,000 sites were accidentally blocked last year) — and here we all are, still on the Internet, still freely expressing ourselves.

    The anti-SOPA crusade was based on lies and nonsense.  You won’t go to jail or have to take down your site if someone drops a link to an illegal Website on it; you won’t go to jail if you upload a Michael Jackson video; blocking Websites in the DNS system works very effectively, especially if they are on shared servers as simply going to the IP address itself only shows you the first site listed in the server’s domain table; relax, you silly Chicken Littles.

    The safe harbor provisions written into each law have been tested already and they have worked just fine for all the years this legal language has been used.

    You all got hysterical over nothing, you wasted your time and resources, and you blocked the passage of laws that could have helped you take down scraper sites by blocking their revenues. 

  • http://twitter.com/matthewpack Matthew Pack

    Excellent result. I’m glad they’re listening. Now how do we do something about the pending EU Cookie Law! I hate x10 things like this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13541250 if people don’t want to be cookied then turn off cookies, simple. Could HTML 5 browsers and the rise of storing data client side in the browser be a way round this http://html5doctor.com/storing-data-the-simple-html5-way-and-a-few-tricks-you-might-not-have-known/ something I’ve yet to figure out.

  • Anonymous

    So much for SOFA being defeated, LOL The US government has decided and implemented all the provisions of that bill without law. Might makes right! US declares war on file sharing sites. Raided Megavideo with arrests in outside the country. Others are ducking for cover. Seems the motion picture industry has excerpted the will of the people, government has been bought. Note the people are nuts, care nothing for fair use. The feds are not happy with killing the economy yet, still some reserves not dead. Woe is the internet if Uncle Sam succeeds!!!