19 Jun 09
18 Jan 12 5:33 pm
Actually, the way the law reads, " any site that could potentially have pirated information shared" would be in violation. If you have any form of user generated content (like your forum here or comments on your blog) and you do not preaprove ALL content prior to posting it to your site, you are in violation of this law and could be shut down.
If you quote something out of a copywrited book (which many of us do in our articles) and don't properly credit the source, you are in violation of this law.
Also, the way the law reads, they can shut down web hosts who have pirated content on their servers, so if you are using shared hosting, and someone else on your server is in violation, it can affect your sites.
Also, it is set up to where you don't even have to be notified of a violation, and given a chance to fix it. They don't have to notify you of action against your website until AFTER you have already been convicted of a felony offense, and if you don't show up to defend yourself (even though you haven't been notified is not a valid excuse for not showing up) they can take your website away from you and give it to the complaining party.
The entire law is a violation of our constitution, and the President has already said he will veto the bill if it passes congress.
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