At 12/13/11 05:11 AM, wildfire4461 wrote:
Remember that video Megaupload made I posted? They uploaded it to Youtube, and Universal is taking it down for copyright infringement WHEN THERE CLEARLY ISN'T. So Megaupload is now suing UMG over it, and is now voicing their opposition to SOPA.
Mega Upload is the exact sort of site ans system that SOPA targets. Sure some musicians like it. If they wish to give MU a free or dirt cheap license to share their files, good for them, but having Kanye, Foxx, and Will.I.Am support a websiet doesn't give people the right to trade Rascal Flats (sorry, they were on a CSI I watched yesterday), radiohead, Five Finger Death Punch, Boston, Chicago, Kansas, Alabama, Denver (and whatever geographically named musicians you can think of). Nor does their approval allow for the downloading of movies, even X-Men Origins (cause B level actors don't get copyrights in movies they star in).
Even if 10% of all of the copyright owners in the world approved the site, 90% of the copyrights, and likely cxlose to 90% of the files traded would still be pirated. This clearly fits within the definintion of a site whose primary purpoise is the selling of pirated material. We don't allow chop shops because their goods are stolen, why would this change just because the internet becomes the medium?
Please, answer that question. Unless this question is answered, defense of internet piracy is disingenuous AT BEST.