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 @ 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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