Techdirt Podcast Episode 174: How Private Agreements Recreated SOPA

from the down-the-stack dept

One of the most dangerous aspects of SOPA and other copyright proposals is the idea of moving enforcement and liability further down the stack of technology that powers the internet, even all the way to the DNS system. Although SOPA's DNS-blocking proposals were heavily criticized and the bill ultimately defeated, the idea of deep-level copyright enforcement has lived on and been implemented without changes to the law. This week our returning guest, law professor Annemarie Bridy, discusses how private agreements have quietly recreated some of the worst parts of SOPA.

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jul 2018 @ 2:43pm

    So A) I was right: didn't defeat. B) Sneaked up on you, eh?

    Heh, heh. The de facto SOPA hits you from out of the blue! You clearly don't know anyone in The Industries, only talk to weenies without any actual experience yet who believe they're qualified to direct the course of entire industries. -- Masnicks, in a word.

    You have already lost, kids. You stupidly think The Industries are dinosaurs, sitting idle, helpless against your numbers, even though just by reading Torrent Freak headlines you can see much action.

    Next surprise will involve your "friend" Google and its amazing ability to spy and collate. Do you not understand that Google has enough on most of you pirates to get a search warrant? With a few details nailed down by your ISP, you'll be walking the plank. Enjoy.

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jul 2018 @ 5:17pm

    So A) I was right: didn't defeat. B) Sneaked up on you, eh?

    Heh, heh. The de facto SOPA hits you from out of the blue! You clearly don't know anyone in The Industries, only talk to weenies without any actual experience yet who believe they're qualified to direct the course of entire industries. -- Masnicks, in a word.

    You have already lost, kids. You stupidly think The Industries are dinosaurs, sitting idle, helpless against your numbers, even though just by reading Torrent Freak headlines you can see much action.

    Next surprise will involve your "friend" Google and its amazing ability to spy and collate. Do you not understand that Google has enough on most of you pirates to get a search warrant? With a few details nailed down by your ISP, you'll be walking the plank. Enjoy.

    Enjoy this re-post and be sure to LOL!

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jul 2018 @ 6:18pm

    So A) I was right: didn't defeat. B) Sneaked up on you, eh?

    Heh, heh. The de facto SOPA hits you from out of the blue! You clearly don't know anyone in The Industries, only talk to weenies without any actual experience yet who believe they're qualified to direct the course of entire industries. -- Masnicks, in a word.

    You have already lost, kids. You stupidly think The Industries are dinosaurs, sitting idle, helpless against your numbers, even though just by reading Torrent Freak headlines you can see much action.

    Next surprise will involve your "friend" Google and its amazing ability to spy and collate. Do you not understand that Google has enough on most of you pirates to get a search warrant? With a few details nailed down by your ISP, you'll be walking the plank. Enjoy.

    ---

    The prior repeat was showing when replied to the child, there, then gone after.

    So, here tis again! -- With nothing else of interest on site, this is my sole entertainment. -- What the HELL is the point of Techdirt, anyway? Half dozen DULL posts a day -- and thank god for free from EFF!

    As I've said, one day you'll click on Techdirt and it'll be frozen. Masnick will just suddenly up and leave, not allowing me a last HOOT. -- He should have done so ten years ago! LOST EVERY MAJOR CASE. Always for the pirates, always wrong.

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      Anonymous Coward, 17 Jul 2018 @ 7:09pm

      Re:

      How's that John Steele defense coming along, bro?

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      Anonymous Coward, 17 Jul 2018 @ 10:45pm

      How many years have you wasted your life on here?

      By the way, what was the name of your failed band?

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      Anonymous Coward, 18 Jul 2018 @ 12:06am

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      If the defeat of SOPA was so insignificant, pray tell, why did Dodd bother to threaten lawmakers that he'd cut their funding (which also came from the corporations you claim to hate so much)?

      out_of_the_blue just hates it when due process is enforced.

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    ECA (profile), 22 Jul 2018 @ 4:21pm

    Why?

    I would think that contracts that influence the public MUST be made public.
    Which would make about 90% of the public..

    I love the idea that The burden of proof, is on the Public..NOT REALLY, as Google/youtube JUDT DOES IT.. they dont really debate it of contest it..

    Youtube has sent out a notice to many tubers..ITS CHANGED..

    DMCA is stupid.. they dont even need proof that they OWN the Copyright or have access to the Original material.. They could have SOLD the rights away years ago to another person or corp. ALSO, the Creators hit the RIAA years ago, because of Lost royalties..Do you think its any better now, with 3rd parties Collecting the money, counting the sales and Playlists, doing ALL THE WORK for the music and movie industry??

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