SOPA / Protect-IP
Thought I’d help spread the word about possible dangers of a couple of bills going through US congress, add my voice to the crowd so to speak.
If you’re not sure what this is about – check out this video – it’s well put.
So an example would be – if the above video happens to have some music that is copyrighted (I doubt it of course) then I could be sued for just sharing it! Just sharing it!
Of course – this isn’t what the bill is really designed for, but so often in history certain government legislations “designed” for one thing have been used for another. E.g. who in London hasn’t been stopped and searched ? And did those stop London bombings – no. Plus if these large companies had that level of control…. could end very badly in the litigation company of the US.
As a photographer of sorts – copyright and IP rights is an important issue – however I feel this is a case of using a sledgehammer to put in a screw. It’s the wrong way of going about it and far in excess of what’s needed. As the video shows – there are already ways and means of dealing with such issues.
So…. if I have any US readers – please write to your Congress now to show your disapproval. And for the rest of us – share the message.