QUOTE (Shmeckie @ Jan 24 2012, 04:58 PM)
All Pro-IP does, in a nutshell, is allow the federal government to sue on behalf of a copyright holder, and establishes a new branch of gov't to handle that. Not a fan of the government playing company lawyer, myself, but it's not SOPA.
It also let's the government seize domain names if a site is accused of copyright infringement. I know this because THEY FUCKING SEIZED DOMAIN NAMES. And that last paragraph was probably the funniest strawman I've seen in a while! Great job, man!
Also, I never said it was SOPA, just that it had similarities, which was to prove a bigger point that the government has and could have passed laws like it, such as SOPA. Sure, they have a number differences, but I think they were close enough to justify my fears that SOPA might have passed when it was first talked about. If you don't accept that, fine. We'll just agree to disagree there.