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Thu Jan 19, 2012, 08:27 AM

10. Because Piracy Is A Problem...

Imagine you've created a work of art...spent your life and treasure in doing so and someone comes and takes that work, without your permission, and sells it without you seeing a dime. This is a very real problem that faces many American companies and copyright holders.

The problem with SOPA was it was way too broad in how it went after who they consider as a "pirate", including people posting videos on their Facebook pages or DU for that matter or downloaded a couple of songs for their own personal use. While we can debate if downloading a song without paying is piracy, there's no money changing hands. The problem is those who profit from stealing other people's work and profitting from it. In intent the concept of going after "pirates" is all well and good, but this bill went way over the line in who it targeted and how it woulc be enforced.

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