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Well like anybody in the tech industry I'm strongly against it I think you'll be hard pressed to find a -- to works and industry news even a little -- for it.
And what are your specific concerns.
Why I think as your as your comment -- mentioned it's certainly.
It's a bill that -- with the DNA Internet in a way that we really should not be tinkering without very careful consideration.
And if you look at how this bill was brought forth it really was only gonna succeed if the tech industry didn't pay attention to until the last second.
And we are seeing now is a giant flood of people really focusing in on it.
You know that there's.
Articles about how much money Lamar Smith has taken in from the NBA there's articles about what exactly would do it's gonna create a felony for anyone -- Streams a movie on line and I don't think the American people are necessarily.
Pro creating felonies when they don't -- do.
The ability to generate revenue.
I mean read it you've got YouTube you've got also of the website the generate revenue on user generated content and these are all have to go away under this bill.
And frankly those are pretty important website these days.
And there's in addition to be -- criminality of people posting videos that they haven't got some -- -- There is this issue of -- government censorship the fact that law enforcement could actually.
Shut down a web site if it's accused of piracy.
And that's exactly correct and I think.
You know rules.
Chief legal officer said that removes due process.
And that they're strongly supports on the -- the open bill which doesn't do everything the NPA wants.
The due process than the MCA and all the regulations you have now prayers are very very sort of delicate.
You've got all sorts of value being created by these companies and that's sort of why you saw such a strong backlash against it when it became known what exactly did.
So worst hit as we had a correspondent Claudia Cowan nod describing a situation earlier and you she said the -- the house version is so by the stop online piracy act the senate has a companion bill pit box.
The protect IP act.
-- -- what are the differences between these two with Fannie.
I think that I mean one of the differences is that the senate version is still essentially under consideration whereas the guys in the house of sort of pull -- back and are reconsidering after the White House told not to.
But largely that -- -- built in the same vein the goal is to give the recording industry a lot more power over the Internet.
To help their business model succeed which is exactly what your comment -- -- a few minutes ago right.
Now is there -- a solution that would satisfy both sides that you mentioned actually this open -- tell us more about that.
The -- the still sort of in its infancy I don't I don't necessarily know there is a solution that would satisfy both sides and this is where the real problem is because.
The White House essentially -- split right I mean.
You've got Joseph Biden is very very bad with the MTA got the AFL CIO is very strong and supports Obama.
But the tech community all of northern California essentially is extremely against it.
And that's really why you have these sort of bipartisan to partisan failures that result then so but -- -- and whatever comes next I don't think people want.
The Internet be re wired by people who don't understand it and that's really where a lot of the -- any sort of came out of here.
So young via I guess the maybe the lack of fully understanding those unintended consequences that can always come back -- -- -- -- so.
-- is it possible that died after thirty talking about pulling back in the wake of all this outrage.
And saying look chicken little look we can probably change the language we can probably softened some things etc.
As you said they're going to be under pressure -- to keep it tough.
From selling some of those interests on that side.
But right do you think down the road we can we'll see something that's a much better piece of legislation that accomplishes what it's supposed to accomplish with that without.
Censorship and whatnot -- Well I think you've heard all of the Republican candidates you watch all the debates talk about how painful it is to have American IP.
Shooting out overseas and and how the economic damages there.
But I I don't think you're going to see the tech industry get behind any bill that has any of these.
Things and it that they hate so much the the blacklisting is really just the beginning of it I mean realistically what it does is move the power away from the innovation engines and Silicon Valley.
Down south in the Hollywood.
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