I'm going to take two sticks, on one I'll write TSA on the other DHS. As you wander around the airport, if you bang them together while shouting "I give up my rights for 'security'" it will cut your chances of being involved in a terrorist incident in half.
I know my parents used to watch it, but I thought it died years ago.
Every once in a while I see a short 15 second commercial that looks like those old news shows and they will say something like "Can the food you're eating kill you?!?!?!!? News at 6." This is usually followed by me pulling out my smart phone typing in a quick search and thinking, "no, I guess not, but I'm glad that someone was worried enough about me to pay for a commercial encouraging me to go to the net."
Shouldn't we be able to find someone on staff that can slip in a small clause that changes this rule to cover copyright instead of safe harbors then give him a high paying job later? I almost worked for them....
Lately I've been attempting to put my money where my mouth is and purchase from vendors that 'get it.' They don't waste money on things like DRM that could have gone towards making a better product, they don't use online validation for single player games, they don't extort money from people based on something as flimsy as an IP address, they provide a reasonable product for a reasonable price.
I buy a ton of e-books from oreilly.com, I buy my mp3s (not books) from Amazon, I bought the Louis CK video, I probably will buy the Humble Indie bundle when I get home, I don't buy from EA I probably will never buy another Sony product.
I intended to buy The Witcher when the first post came out, fortunately I saw something shiny and was distracted for a bit.
As a logic exercise, what would cost more in the long run?
1. The entities opposed to this bill (ISPs, search engines, software creators, hardware companies, tech support... the list goes on) stop doing business with the people pushing this bill (Hollywood, music industry, politicians and other IP gatekeepers) right now.
Factor in that there are entities in each set that support the other side (Godaddy is on the supporters side for example), so leave them to work with the entities in their camp.
Factor in potential law suits, good/bad press and other fallout.
2. The cost of compliance with these laws if they pass as they are now written.
Factor in jobs lost from companies that would be shut down vs. jobs created to 'just make it work.'
Factor in the costs of litigation over takedowns and defending against them.
Factor in the companies either moving their business out of the US and/or companies that never consider starting in the US.