Intrigue and Updates on IP Bills

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Kudos to FMC. The "copyright

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 17, 2012 - 12:27am.

Kudos to FMC. The "copyright clause" of the Constitution (Article 1, Section 8) authorizes Congress to give exclusive rights to "authors" with the purpose of advancing the progress of science and the useful arts. Pretty much anyone age 3 and up is an "author" who enjoys these exclusive rights, but 99% of the works are authored with the full intent - and hope - that they be shared widely, without remuneration. The 99% thrive on an open Internet that allows people all over the world to have access to their blog posts, articles, art, photos, music, musings, and whatnot. Thanks, FMC, for siding with the 99%, and not with entrenched copyright holding companies who fear that an open Internet will cause them to lose market share to self-published, self-distributed authors, or those who choose to work with independent publishers that give them voice rather than control.

Casey you have truly raised

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 17, 2012 - 10:39am.

Casey you have truly raised your reputational rating. Many of us are capable of going to dc and pertitioning our representatives, but the fact of calling a hearing or canceling are hidden. The lobbyists we know believe it is their right to earn money to know the secret language. Keep it up. This is a long war. The riaa should have ruined their reputation with Mitch glazier's midnight legislation but he is still walking amongst the decent people. I believe the public already thinks the bills are cancelled, as well as the false assertion that the white house has clearly indicated a veto. This kind of thing will be added to an unrelated issues, such as a satellite bill, and the public will not fnd out. That is the way the riaa operates.

Tying in the 99% theme is the

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 17, 2012 - 10:47am.

Tying in the 99% theme is the way to go. Those of us in the music business have long watched aghast as corporate lawyers handed in their own legislation to the congressional staffers. We have gotten nowhere in the Sacramento hearings with efforts to throw out the slave contracts, as a fiduciary obligation on the owners's part. And the union is silent. You have to watch a congressional hearing or court case to see the dozen lobbyists parade in like pinguins. This behavior would cause an instant response of disgust if an actual jury trial took place. The corporate types long ago lost their grasp of the consumer views.

I support SOPA because it

Submitted by whoisbid (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 10:05am.

I support SOPA because it means I will be more likely to profit from artist work in future

i think that this needa to

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 12:11pm.

i think that this needa to stop

Of course, if SOPA is passed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 1:40pm.

Of course, if SOPA is passed all of the businesses it helps will be more successful, but from my gathering,SOPA will be pretty inconvenient to a lot of people. Good people, who make a living on the internet.

leave my tumblr alone please

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 4:22pm.

leave my tumblr alone please -____-

I hear ya! I feel the same

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 5:00pm.

I hear ya! I feel the same way.

ILLUMINATI

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 6:39pm.

ILLUMINATI

This is really wrong because

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 7:43pm.

This is really wrong because it doesn't let us have freedom of speech... it's just naturally wrong

Anti SOPA

Submitted by Francis (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 7:58pm.

Anti SOPA

STOP IT. LEMME GO ON TUMBLR.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 18, 2012 - 8:18pm.

STOP IT. LEMME GO ON TUMBLR. THIS IS ANNOYING. SDFBSDK

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