Marta Evry, a successful freelance film editor who's worked on Castle, House and many other shows and movies -- and who is a member of the IATSE union, one of the unions supporting SOPA/PIPA -- has written a very thorough, very detailed, and totally worth reading explanation of why she cannot support SOPA/PIPA
. It's quite well written and thought out. She points out that she is, clearly, directly impacted by piracy in that her living is made from working on content that is frequently infringed upon. She also demonstrates the potential limitations of existing law that SOPA/PIPA supporters insist are the problems that require such new bills. However, she then goes into great detail on the problems in the bills, and explains why she can't support them. Honestly, it may be the most thorough, convincing, and detailed takedown I've seen of the bills -- and from a Hollywood insider whose union supports the bills.
How is this possible? Because the divide over SOPA/PIPA isn't political, it's between those who understand how the internet works and those who don't, those who see opportunities for growth and innovation and those who fear change and are holding on to old business models for dear life.
Seriously. Just go read the whole thing.