Press Goes Nuts Over Bieber Baby, But Ignores Bieber's Concerns With Regulating The Internet

from the priorities,-people dept

As pointed out by Harold Feld, it seems pretty messed up that our news media is going absolutely nuts over the story of the potential "Bieber baby," but has all but ignored the story of how the lack of clarity in the proposed SOPA law might mean Justin Bieber would go to jail for his performances of other people's works on YouTube -- something Bieber himself has spoken out against. Let's take a look. A basic Google News search on "bieber baby" turns up... 3,770 news stories:
And then let's do a search on "bieber sopa." For that... we get... a grand total of 15 news stories (including one from Techdirt):
Which story is actually more important? The one in which the government makes massive regulatory changes to the internet that will create felons out of ordinary people? Or the story about a baby that a pop star may or may not have fathered?

Filed Under: e-parasite, journalism, justin bieber, priorities, protect ip, sopa

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    Jay (profile), 6 Nov 2011 @ 5:55am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Rushing off (as EFF has done) to yell "Beiber in jail!" is pretty much chicken little, and shows them off as a group more interested in scare mongering than dealing with the issues are they come.

    Oh please...

    The EFF isn't scare mongering by showing how this bill gives way too much power to a small group of people or are you forgetting that there are no consequence for a copyright holder getting it wrong on their end? The brunt of the problem is felt by the accuser before they have a chance to defend themselves.

    Lose time from defending themselves in court.
    Lose money by pay advertisers having to pull back their services.
    Lost time and money with a court case to fix their reputation.

    Unless you have something that says a defendent can do the EXACT SAME thing to someone else, they pretty much have it spot on.

    Give Terry the respect for also having a point of view that is backed up by logic that is at least as sound as your own.

    From where I'm standing and judging by the replies here, Terry seems the more immature person. Why should I believe someone who has no respect for other's opinion and believes himself to be the final say in constitutional matters?

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