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Henry Brown
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couple of interesting events related; listening to NPR yesterday afternoon and the reporter indicated that over 100 email systems were overloaded in congress yesterday due to the massive number of people who were exercising their “right” to communicate with congress….

Apparently, on CNBC the founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian was quoted “Why is it that when Republicans and Democrats need to solve the budget and the deficit, there’s deadlock, but when Hollywood lobbyists pay them $94 million dollars to write legislation, people from both sides of the aisle line up to co-sponsor it?”

IMO, as with a significant percentage of bills, SOPA was written by a lobbyist and since the lobbyist had one purpose only, to provide federal protection for his clients …

Would offer that a bill could be written to provide appropriate punishment for people who, with intent, violate the copyrite laws and impact someone elses income.