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Should the Software Online Piracy Act (SOPA) be updated every year to keep up with new technology?

  • No SOPA shouldn't be updated every 5 years

    It would be impractical to update SOPA every year. A task like that would require an inordinate amount of resource. I think the best that can be hoped for is a decadal review of the legislation. One way of coping would be for businesses to adjust to the reality of digital media and pursue business models which don't require such cumbersome legislation to work.

  • Yes, SOPA should be updated every year

    Yes, the Software Online Piracy Act should be updated every year to keep up with new technology. Any law that involves the rapidly changing field of technology needs to be constantly updated so that it doesn't become obsolete and therefore ineffective. It's imperative that SOPA is adaptive and regularly modified so that it can be prepared for the new ways that this type of piracy occurs and who/what the victims are so that they may be properly protected.

  • Things are changing.

    Yes, the Software Online Piracy Act should be updated each year to keep up with new technology, because there are always new ways to Pirate. When one way is declared illegal, they will think of another way that walks up to the line but does not cross it. We need constant updates.

  • It doesn't matter, since it's repressive legislation.

    First, let's agree that the Software Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is garbage legislation that has a chilling effect on speech via the Internet. So if we're going to enact garbage legislation, it does not matter whether or not it's changed on an annual basis. It will still unfairly impact people.


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