That’s what some people at Stanford Law School say. Who am I to argue? My issue with SOPA has been (and remains) that it privatizes copyright enforcement. I don’t trust people who have the power to manipulate Federal Law so that Mickey Mouse stays out of the public domain.
Call me crazy.
At any rate, Stanford (which is not neutral, since it wallows in Google money despite charging 50k a year for undergraduate tuition) has these people saying this:
the enforcement philosophy that underlies [the bill], represent a dramatic retreat from this country’s tradition of leadership in supporting the free exchange of information and ideas on the Internet. At a time when many foreign governments have dramatically stepped up their efforts to censor Internet communications, these bills would incorporate into U.S. law a principle more closely associated with those repressive regimes: a right to insist on the removal of content from the global Internet, regardless of where it may have originated or be located, in service of the exigencies of domestic law.'”