Stop the Stop Online Piracy Act Now
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Stop the Stop Online Piracy Act Now

    1. Petition by

      Evan Niu

      Austin, TX

(The Motley Fool is a community of diverse opinions. The following is the writer's opinion and does not necessarily represent the views of The Motley Fool.)

I'm writing to express my opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that has recently been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. 

While the stated goal of the act of combatting online piracy is a valid concern facing many content industries, the proposed implementation threatens to undermine over a decade of precedent set by the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and its safe harbor provisions while adding a layer of government censorship to the most free and open communications medium we have: the Internet.

The measures included in SOPA would threaten Internet-based innovation and likely have a negligible impact on the overall goal of reducing piracy; other measures must be taken to fight content piracy.

Stop the Stop Online Piracy Act now.

Thank you. 

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    • Robert Adelfson QUEEN CREEK, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Many companies such as Getty Images have an entire business model designed around threats and intimidation to collect unreasonable fees and "damages" from anyone who unwillingly uses an image they received as part of a web package, software, etc. They do so without even sending a cease and desist letter before demanding damages. Copyright trolling at its worst.

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    • Guruka Khalsa ESPANOLA, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      A useless piece of legislation that will end up doing more harm than good.

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    • craig vanantwerp VANCOUVER, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      More wall streeters need more money for more houses more care more more more

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    • bradley tschirgi RUIDOSO, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      SOPA will attempt to silence free speech

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    • Denver West RPUBLIC, MO
      • almost 3 years ago

      This country was found on freedom, do not censor our internet like communist china. It would hinder our connectivity with each other, which is the only thing keeping this country from economic despair.

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