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-- stop online piracy act is intended to protect the music and movie industries from the unauthorized reproductions of their products online.
An increasing problem for those embattled industries.
But the -- would do that would do this by granting the federal government the power to shut down any website on the mere accusation.
That it is hosting pirated material.
Now the Internet is fighting back because tomorrow some very prominent Internet companies names you'll recognize Wikipedia and Mozilla.
Plan to go dark that is you will not be able to use their on line services tomorrow.
All of the move to protest the proposed legislation.
Will it work.
He -- answers as -- Sugarman associate editor.
At -- -- reason magazine and a good friend of the show Peter it's a pleasure welcome here let me get this straight thank you so -- -- a lot of well intended producers.
Of movies for example are concerned that they put their money into these movies they've made the movies they -- facility in the way they want -- sell -- -- They don't want to see this thing pirated on the Internet summit somebody else can steal it.
And -- so rather than go after the thief.
They're going after the Internet provider and saying.
The government can what our proven -- -- just shut these web -- stand I have that right is that what.
This legislation will do it it's enacted and signed into law.
That's basically right if if it.
An Internet activity if and intellectual property -- someone -- Hollywood someone in the music business.
Says points to a website and says there is infringing content there.
The federal government to shut them down -- can blacklist that site basically take their domain name off of the Internet to that if you type and if let's say if you.
And a site like YouTube is actually under particular threat under legislation like facilitates YouTube.
I you typing YouTube dot com you won't be able to get there aren't wait a minute -- that is the power of the government -- -- more money.
Next door neighbor and you build a fence on my property.
Or your teenager steps on the gas instead of the -- and your car ruins my garden.
Federal government doesn't take your friends or your car why I have to -- you.
And prove that that you can -- or your child engage the negligence.
And that I separate from it.
How can certain industries get the feds just to seize property without any trial without -- improved -- -- fairness without any evidence.
Hollywood is very very influential in congress it has its backers in its defenders there it has its books -- its tentacles and I you know look Hollywood there'll it creates a lot of jobs and employs a lot of people and it funds a lot of political campaigns that makes it influential.
I know what it's a great industry -- Hollywood really entertainment business across this is what they're asking for special privileges here and special protection that's unusual and I think.
Is gonna -- indeed the bigger problem it's gonna break down sort of the fundamental architecture of the Internet which is that when you type of web site's name.
Into your browser your browser takes you there and that's what that that's what the blacklisting provision here is is is gonna allow the federal government to do is break that part of the Internet.
We'll see what happens Wednesday when some of the web sites to which we all go every day.
Are dark Peterson and it's a pleasure thanks for joining us -- entrapment stocks rise after downgrade.
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