aka Thomas Payne

Bureaucrat Founder
  • I live in Philadelphia
  • I was born on February 9
  • My occupation is Bridge Designer
  • I am Historical
  • CitizenPayne

    You can bury the Tea, but one should not bury the lede….

    Oppose SOPA.

    The second interesting piece at Politico comes from famed Constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe, who more or less acts as a counterweight to Floyd Abram's letter. He basically highlights all of the problems we've discussed over the past few weeks: vague definitions, broadly targeted, will impact perfectly legitimate sites. And, he notes clearly:

    “[SOPA] would violate the First Amendment.

    “A key provision of the bill would give copyright owners the power to stop online advertisers and credit card processors from doing business with a website, merely by filing a unilateral notice that the site is “dedicated to the theft of U.S. property” — even if no court has actually found any…

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