The truth is that we've already taken back copyright because IP maximalists have abused it for decades(centuries?). We are just now getting around to making those changes a part of law.
It's the old camel analogy. You know the one. Let a camel stick his nose in your tent and soon you'll have the whole camel. In this case, it was our idiot elected servants who let the camel in and now the owner of the tent is using a stick to beat it back outside again.
Stop whining. It's your own fault. Stay out of my tent.
The result would be the internet running the world at the lowest common denominator level of law.
Because the lowest common denominator is always something to aim for, right?
Your ideas are completely untenable and shows an absolute lack of comprehension of the reality of a worldwide internet. You should really step back and think of a few flaws in your own argument before you hit submit. You might just rethink a few things. Like:
How many lawyers versed in how many different countries laws will your company have to have on retainer to figure out what laws you are breaking?
How many of those countries are you offering a service which is legal until someone else (completely separate from you and without your knowledge) does something illegal with it? How do you control the actions of millions of users? (Keep in mind that BILLIONs of dollars have been unsuccessfully thrown at the question.)
Why is it so unreasonable for someone to just be responsible for obeying the laws of the country they are in, but it's reasonable for someone to be responsible for obeying all laws everywhere?
Why are internet storage lockers more liable than their physical world equivalents?
I really think you should ask yourself some of those questions. If you already have, just acknowledge that you want to kill the world wide internet and replace it with smaller intranets that don't inter-operate with incompatible jurisdictions.
This is what I was going to post. Asking for social networking should already be illegal based solely upon the information available in most profiles and any company that is doing this is opening itself up for legal and/or civil action.
"SOPA would have no effect whatsoever on such crazy ass claims."
Ha! SOPA is all about bending over for crazy ass claims. It was introduced to congress based almost entirely on crazy assed claims (and "donations")
Now, shut your sputtering gob, you tit. You scum sucking pig, you son of a motherless goat, warthog faced buffoon, English bed-wetting type. Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, coffee nosed, malodorous pervert!
So you admit that JB could possibly be prosecuted criminally for his little YouTube videos, and your defense is that the judge possible might give him a light sentence? That might be the lamest argument I've read here all day. And I read *TWO* OotB posts!
Techdirt has already received many false DMCA claims. Right now, he has the power to reject them. The same cannot be said for SOPA where the decision to reject or defend is made by a 4th party who has a very real disincentive to reject it.
But you know this. Your goals are to spread disinformation, libel, and fud. You should be a spelunker. Your natural coat of slime would enable you to squeeze through some very tight places.
Perhaps I learned a different language from Pallante, but that's hardly "limited."
It is *very* limited. It includes no language that permits armed military response or tactical nukes. In fact if any content owner took those steps it would be frowned upon and and could possible (but not definately) have serious consequences like a fine or something.
These "businesses" need to adapt and stop relying on a bad business model
Hey, you can't just say 'you need to adapt' without explaining how to do that! :p
BTW, you are speaking about technology companies that have done nothing but adapt. And those that don't? They shrivel up and die. Even big ones.
And the media companies? They are still trying to shove shiny plastic discs down my throat, and can't comprehend why I'm not thrilled to be buying them. Must be the pirates fault! Pass some laws! Quick! It certainly can't be that physical media is dying. And the sooner the better.