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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 09:59 PM

13. So Copywrites should be allowed to be violated?

I have several friends who are songwriters...who worked for decades playing one night stands and working hard to get their music heard and recorded. So you say because the Motion Picture industry makes what you consider too much money they should suffer?

I'm fully against PIPA/SOPA as its currently written since it uses a blowtorch where a flyswatter is needed. Those who share music and don't profit from it should not be put in the same cage as those who make profits from pirating movies, albums, books or any intellectual property. The key here is profit. SOPA/PIPA makes no distinction.

The RIAA tried to shut down Internet radio a couple years ago over the royalty issue. We were able to negotiate a deal where a fair royalty structure was established and opened the door for the expansion of this new medium. The same could be done with video/movies...all I'm sayin'...

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