[Haskell-cafe] black Wikipedia

Hans Aberg haberg-1 at telia.com
Thu Jan 19 00:42:15 CET 2012

Actually, it is a battle between the Hollywood and Silicon Valley industries.


On 19 Jan 2012, at 00:11, John Meacham wrote:

> And such a thing can take months or years for the courts to figure
> out, and unless your free site has a lawyer to fight for your side,
> under SOPA/PIPA you can be down the entire time with little recourse.
> For anyone hosting content lke hackage, github, etc. when you have
> thousands of packages, someone somewhere is going to be upset by
> something and will be able to take the site down. _regardless of the
> merit of their case_ the site will go down as they figure it out. Not
> only that, they would be able to take the site down if it contains a
> link to an objectionable site. for instance, if one of the homepage
> fields in some cabal file  somewhere pointed to a site that someone
> took offense too on it. we would not only be obligated to patrol the
> code uploaded, but the targets of any urls within said
> code/description... and retroactively remove stuff if said links
> change to contain objectional material. (for a very vauge definition
> of objectionable). it is a really messed up law.
>    John
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 2:46 PM, Hans Aberg <haberg-1 at telia.com> wrote:
>> On 18 Jan 2012, at 23:11, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>>>> There is the Beastie Boys case, where the judge decided copyright protects what is creatively unique.
>>> But such judgments are rare, sadly.  And for every Beastie Boys case there's at least one The Verve case.
>> I did not know that. But it was a UK case, wasn't it? - UK copyright laws are a lot more tight.
>> Hans

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