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  • Online Chat on SOPA

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), along with the companion legislation in the Senate, IP Protect, is still in front of Congress. The bill has good intentions, but many more uninteded consequences Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are taking your questions about the SOPA. We are joined by Heritage’s James Gattuso and he is answering your questions about the consequences of this legislation and the far-reaching impact it would have.

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    4 Responses to Online Chat on SOPA

    1. Rowena Cherry says:

      James,
      Are there any advantages at all to OPEN? Because to me, it looks like OPEN means "Open Season" on minorities such as authors, artists, photographers and other independent content creators, and extended protection for Big Business and predators.

    2. Rowena Cherry says:

      James,

      Your correspondent John wrote "… the onus is on the website owner to ensure that those thousands of posts each day don't violate any laws."
      Isn't the onus on a restaurant owner to ensure that coachroaches don't get into the food?
      Why, just because someone provides a service for profit on the internet, should they not be as responsible as any establishment owner on main street?

    3. Ann Moore says:

      How does one protect oneself against these intruders? Ann Moore

    4. Fred says:

      Soon I cannot even whistle out in public the song I like, without getting arrested.

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