Stop Online Piracy Act

  • Aired:  12/01/11
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Congress takes action against piracy with a bill that grants copyright holders the power to shut down websites displaying unlicensed content. (2:25)

YOU BET.

FOLKS, AS A CONTENT PROVIDER,

I AM WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGAINST

THE INFRINGEMENT OF

COPYRIGHT.

SO MUCH SO THAT I HAD THAT

PHRASE TRADEMARKED AND THEN

HI IT EMBLAZONED ON A MICKEY

MOUSE-- YOU SEE,

COUNTERFEITING AND DIGITAL

PIRACY ARE HUGE PROBLEMS FOR

THOSE OF US IN THE MEDIA

BUSINESS.

THE FBI REPORTS THAT U.S.

BUSINESSES LOSE $200 TO $250

BILLION TO COUNTERFEIT ON AN

ANNUAL BASIS.

AND THAT IS A SHOCKING

NUMBER.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER

THAT THE FBI ADMITS IT HAS

NO RECORD OF SOURCE DATA OR

METHODOLOGY FOR GENERATING

THE ESTIMATE AND THAT IT

ACCOUNT NO BE CORROBORATED.

NOW FOLKS, THAT IS WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN THE FBI BUYS

BOOTLEG REPORTS OFF A CARD

TABLE IN CHINATOWN.

BUT FOLKS, THIS PIRACY IS

EVERYWHERE.

STUDIES SHOW THAT ALMOST

HALF OF ADULTS HAVE BOUGHT,

COPIED OR DOWNLOADED

BOOTLEGGED MUSIC OR VIDEO

INCLUDING 70% OF THOSE AGED

18 TO 29.

SADLY PIRACY IS JUST ONE OF

THOSE CRIMES EVERYBODY

COMMITS LIKE JAYWALKING OR

SETTING YOUR EX-GIRLFRIEND'S

COUCH ON FIRE.

THANKFULLY, THANKFULLY

CONGRESS IS FINALLY TAKING

ACTION WITH THE STOP ON-LINE

PIRACY ACT.

THE BILL WHICH IS SUPPORTED

BY ALL THE BIG MEDIA

COMPANIES GRANTS RIGHTS

HOLDERS.

THE UNFETTERED POWER TO

EFFECTIVELY KILL WEB SITES

SO IF YOU POST UNLICENSED

COPY WRITTEN MATERIAL WHICH

IS A THEFT, ONSITES LIKE

YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER,

THOSE ENTIRE SITES COULD BE

SHUT DOWN.

UNLESS THAT MATERIAL IS

REMOVED WITHIN FIVE DAYS.

AND THE ONE WHO POSTED THE

COPY WRITTEN MATERIAL COULD

FACE FIVE YEARS IN PRISON

FOR A FIRST OFFENSE.

AT LAST, WE WILL BRING SWIFT

AND SURE JUSTICE TO HARDENED

CRIMINALS ON YOUTUBE.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S ENOUGH, JIMMY.

ARE YOU NOT GOING TO BE A

SINGLE LADY?

JAIL.

WITH YOUR CELL MATE DENISE

WHOSE'S LOCKED UP FOR

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