Marshall Fuller, Alexis Grant
Bunnell High School, Stratford CT
3:55 PM EDT, May 3, 2012
In the past few months there has been much talk over the controversial topic Stop Online Piracy Act also known as SOPA.
If this act was to be signed in to law website administrators will be responsible for protecting copyrighted materials, a responsibility that many did not want.
With websites being put on tight leashes this could have caused many webmaster to think twice about allowing materials copyrighted by others onto their websites.
Due to the SOPA act, Ian LeComer,17, a student at Bunnell High School is one musician who was very unsatisfied with SOPA and how it would affect the exposure of his music.
He says “If SOPA passed it would be bad for any small town Dj producer.” With a loss of websites willing to display copyrighted materials many signed and unsigned musicians would have difficulty exposing their work to the public.
Dylan Conner is a signed recording artist and a teacher at Bunnell High school that would have been affected by SOPA. He said “The way that you get fans a lot of the time now is through Youtube through Facebook posting videos of yourself doing cover songs and stuff like that.”
Also he gave some examples of how it would personally effect him, for example he said “It would greatly affect the turnout to any of my shows around the country and the ability to market myself.”
For those artists who appreciate SOPA they will be gratefully because it will stop piracy of their work, which means more profit for them and music companies.