#1
and we play songs live, and release our albums for free on the internet on our own website, right? If one of those album songs happens to be a cover, would we get shut down due to SOPA?

this is all hypothetical, by the way, I'm not in a band right now. Just making sure I'll be able to do that when the day comes since I'd rather release songs for free and have people go to shows.
#2
You will get large cacti inserted into your anus for the heinous crime of piracy.
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You might not even make it to releasing it free on the internet.
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Because that act can shut down websites with copyright material on it. Even if the copy right owner was the one that put it up as far I can remeber
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Is Congress full of enough cunts to pass this bill..seeming that the whole world seems to be against it?
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wow. guess I'll have to never do covers.....will I get sued if I play a cover live?

Do you play live on the internet?
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#10
nope, i play zero shows total

just a question for the future...I don't wanna get sued over nothing. **** SOPA.
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nope, i play zero shows total

just a question for the future...I don't wanna get sued over nothing. **** SOPA.

You seem so mad about SOPA but don't really know what it's affecting.


How could a bill that censors the internet affect your live shows?
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#13
beats me, what if someone films it and puts it online? I know it's only internet, I'm just pissed off overall.
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why not?


Well, if I read it properly when I decided to actually read some of it and see what people were complaining about, it gives copyright holders the ability to basically switch it from "Innocent until proven guilty" to "guilty until proven innocent" with copyright infringement, so if they even accuse someone of it, they have to shut down, and ad partners have to sever ties with them(Just an aside, they're forced to sever ties if they're accused, even if it violates their contract, or else they can also be penalized. If they're proven innocent, there's no obligation to go back, again, even if this violates a contract).

The defendant can file a response to fix things if they want, but the problem with that is that with how easily sites can get taken down with it, nobody will want to partner with them. After all, a website that can be taken down just because someone accuses them of copyright infringement, right or wrong, especially one that can implicate you, is a pretty big liability for companies buying ad space.
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Even under current copyright laws, you cannot distribute recordings of someone's composition without obtaining a mechanical license.

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it'd be my bands recording of their song though

Yes, but it's their composition.

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it'd be my bands recording of their song though


If I recall properly, I believe that copyright relates to intellectual property. You're performing the task, but they were the ones who came up with the intellectual property. A team of construction workers work to build a building, but that building was still designed by the architects and engineers.
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