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-- your kids hide your wife and hide your family's.
Because of the -- find out you uploaded a video of your child dancing to our Katy Perry video on YouTube.
You just might be labeled a -- that the congress has anything to do with -- I'm not making this up.
The stop online piracy act is allegedly aimed at combating online piracy.
But critics claim it would break the Internet destroying innovation and personal freedom.
Joining me now here is that its director of information policy studies Jim harper Jim it's a pleasure welcome to the show.
Good review judge what what does the government trying to do and what will this proposal if it becomes law -- Told them to do.
But what it would do it would give -- the authority to the attorney general.
To shut down Internet web sites using their domain names basically breaking the Internet in the interest of copyright protection.
It's technically unfeasible.
Legally unwise but death Judiciary Committee today is moving forward with it.
I so so -- any Republican dominated House of Representatives.
Wants to give the attorney general -- might be Eric Holder Janet Reno anybody.
The power to -- the Internet they don't have to go to when judge.
And get a warrant they don't have the -- -- -- -- judge and demonstrates.
What lawyers call prima facie case that you're just door on the road because of some allegation that somebody may -- A piracy.
And there is this strange sense on Capitol Hill of inevitability in the house and senate both they think they need to pass legislation.
That gives these kinds of powers to the federal government this is not something that can be solved this way obviously there is a difficult problem with piracy and in -- control on the Internet.
But this is not something you do by going into the got to the Internet and ruining really how the domain name system works -- how we look up web sites.
It and it's easily done if they if if they were -- passes slides easily done.
To elude the powers that that the government has so you wouldn't fix the problem but you would break the Internet or.
The agitators for this -- -- the folks want to give this authoritarian power yet again.
To President Obama and all of his successors.
Well the the music industry and in the movie industry.
Have a real challenge with with copyright and they've been listed groups here in in DC on their side.
God they're planning groups on the other side technology industry groups to realize what this would do.
The content community on the web is very disturbed by this because it would do so much damage -- Jim -- it's a pleasure thanks for joining us.
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