Was talking to someone on Facebook why SOPA should pass for artists.
It’s an argument.
But, considering the MPAA/RIAAs stance on almost anything new, I am dubious of them making a good bill.
The recording industry lost an entire generation or maybe more of fans when they attacked anyone downloading music online and vilified fans. The recording industry should have been smarter and dropped the insanely high nearly $20 retail price for a CD and realize a more realistic price would be $5-$10. They should also lower catalog pricing.
An example of way to work within the system for our era is the studios agreements with Amazon Prime/Netflix/Spotify. This allows payments and for people to get media at a reasonable price easily. If people want to own DVDs/CDs they can or they get the chance to see if it would be something they would like first.
It also gets a chance for smaller titles to be recognized.
But overreaching acts that allow for website shutdowns without due process, no thanks.
Here is the text of SOPA: http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf
And here is one of many good arguments against it: http://www.copyblogger.com/sopa/
What do you think about it?