The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.029 Thursday, 26 January 2012
Date: January 25, 2012 11:35:08 AM EST
Subject: Re: PIPA/SOPA
I don’t want to sound alarmist, and I don’t think SHAKSPER is in any real danger from this. But if you’ve been following this controversy, you’ll know that even without this new legislation, web sites are already being shut down without a hearing. A defense is only possible if you’re notified ahead of time of the impending action. In situations where this has happened, notification was made only after the domain name had already been seized. In one case the government held the site for a year before admitting it had made a mistake.