The Antidote to SOPA Revealed

“Simply let copyright holders exercise the right to efficiently discover the identity of infringers.  Copyright law as it presently exists with its substantial civil remedies will take care of the rest of the problem.”

It’s that simple and preserves the public systenm of copyright enforcement that we now enjoy, as opposed to the private enforcement system of SOPA

This fellow.  seems to have figured it out.

Congress should overrule two decisions that held that copyright owners could not use the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) to subpoena the identities of infringers directly from cable internet service providers.  These two decisions, Recording Indus. Ass’n of America v. Verizon Internet Servs., Inc., 351 F.3d 1299 (D.C. Cir. 2003) and In re Charter Communications, Inc., 393 F.3d 771 (8th Cir. 2005), have made it extremely difficult for copyright owners to find and prosecute civil claims against the wide-spread piracy that occurs on peer-to-peer networks. 


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