Thursday, January 19, 2012








Megaupload helps to explain the consequences of #SOPA and #PIPA



By now, most of you will know that megaupload.com was taken down today (http://j.mp/A79fXo).

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Doc Harvard, founder of +42wd Publishing LLC, helps us understand how what is happening with megaupload.com would radically change with #SOPA and #PIPA .

"(...)if it was done right then actual evidence had to be presented. If SOPA or PIPA gets passed all that would be needed is an accusation.


Additionally, under current legislation, if MegaUpLoad wins then they can counter sue for damages. With SOPA and PIPA you can't and the accusers aren't held directly responsible.


Also, if MegaUpLoad demonstrates that it has in place a system for filing complaint against allegedly copyrighted material and that they acted upon those complaints then they aren't responsible. Under SOPA or PIPA they are."

 
 



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