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Saturday Six #406

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Here in South Carolina, this Saturday is Republican Primary day. It would be nice if there were real choices to select from, but I hear people on both sides saying that.

But you can always count on the Saturday Six for the necessary diversion.

This week, SOPA and PIPA, two proposed internet piracy prevention bills, were essentially withdrawn after a massive internet protest and strike by some big name web players. My take on the two bills and the protest, incidentally, is here.

Let’s see if I can come up with six questions on this topic. I think I can, I think I can….

Be sure to check back this week and click on the links of bloggers who play along in the comments below! It’s a great way to find blogs you may not have visited and keep the conversation going!

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog… But don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. What is your single biggest concern about legislation to block piracy on the web?

2. How much do you agree that creators (and copyright holders) of intellectual property should have legal protection to prevent others from directly profiting from their work?

3. What would be your first reaction if you found that someone else had reproduced your blog’s content without any credit?

4. Have you ever had a website shut down (through a DMCA takedown notice) for plagiarism or copyright infringement?

5. If you saw that a website was reproducing your content as though it was the writer’s own content, and that the writer didn’t respond to an email from you asking that your content be removed, would you consider filing a DMCA takedown notice?

6. What do you think should be the ideal response when someone posts copyrighted content, such as a pop song he doesn’t have legal rights to, on a site like YouTube?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.

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Cathryn (aka Strange)
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Wow. I was in such a hurry earlier that I forgot to post the link to my answers! Here it is! http://strangedaysandnights.blogspot.com/2012/01/saturday-six-january-21-2012.html

boydsivu1
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A local blogger (http://www.home-ec101.com/) has just waged a battle to protect her content that was not only stolen and copied, but was then poorly presented as the work of the thief!

Heather was on it right away. I believe it was quickly resolved.

DianaCT
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