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Thread: A law requiring that music be modern???

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    That was my understanding at the time.* They would have been the primary beneficiaries of the bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Per Wiki, "Provisions included the requesting of court orders to bar advertising networks and payment facilities from conducting business with infringing websites, and web search engines from linking to the websites, and court orders requiring Internet service providers to block access to the websites."

    Wiki also notes: "...opponents claimed that requiring search engines to delete domain names violated the First Amendment and could begin a worldwide arms race of unprecedented Internet censorship. On January 18, 2012, the English Wikipedia, Google, and an estimated 7,000 other smaller websites coordinated a service blackout in protest against the bill.”

    *"...The legislation has broad support from organizations that rely on copyright, including the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, Entertainment Software Association, Macmillan US, Viacom, and various other companies and unions in the cable, movie, and music industries."
    Ah sorry, I messed up my post. What I meant was, didn't these same interests support the Music Modernization Act as well? The article you linked suggests they did.

    This does not appear to be a partisan issue, was my point.

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    As long as we're talking about the business end of things, here's a nice quote:

    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." --Hunter S. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    As long as we're talking about the business end of things, here's a nice quote:

    ""The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." --Hunter S. Thompson
    Could also be said of Wall Street or the Banking Industry (and probably others).

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