[NTLK] SOPA legislation and Us

Tony Kan tonykan at xtra.co.nz
Sun Jan 15 22:49:52 EST 2012

Hi Folks


Just read this on the Marc archives:  


"MARC will be participating in SOPA Blackout Day. On January 18th, 2012 we
will be dark.

SOPA is deeply flawed legislation that the United States Congress is
currently considering. If SOPA (or something like it) were to become law in
the U.S., mailing list archive sites like MARC would almost certainly need
to shut down. Basically, SOPA promises to punish websites that publish
content generated by third parties, without due process (i.e. sites and
their administrators are guilty until proven innocent). It would make us
liable for any content posted to any mailing list, that anyone may claim to
be copyrighted material (they do not have to prove their claim; they do not
have to be right)."


Is this really true and does it have implications for UNNA?




Tony Kan



New Zealand


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