Why does the music/film industry claim there is a "need" for SOPA/PIPA after the Megaupload shutdown?
dbrown 2 years ago
While SOPA/PIPA has been beaten back for now, the RIAA and MPAA continue to push for additional laws to "protect" copyright holders. We just saw an international law enforcement operation that shut down Megaupload, arrested its corporate leadership, and seized its assets based on allegation of distribution of copyrighted material. FileSonic and FileServe have both disabled file sharing out of concern that the black helicopters will descend on their offices next. At almost the same time as the Megaupload raid, the owner of NinjaVideo was sentenced to 22 months in jail and ordered to pay the MPAA $209,000. This seems to me like a pretty convincing demonstration that there are sufficient laws already in place to protect businesses' intellectual property rights. Why does the entertainment industry still push for even harsher laws, aren't those already in place sufficient?
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