Recently, one of the internet's top bloggers, Miami's Matt Drudge (I'm still a better and cuter blogger than you - deal with it LOL), who is the owner and author of the news aggregation website, Drudge Report, stated he fears his site will soon be shut down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Congress is reviewing copyright law and Drudge fears it may negatively impact his site. Drudge stated, "I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me. They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines."
This unwarranted attack on Drudge has nothing to do with protecting the rights of copyright holders. This attack on Drudge is politically motivated, as he has broken stories in that realm and posts links on Drudge Report the establishment fears sways voters in congressional and presidential elections.
As a copyright holder of over 23-years, who has written and copyrighted thousands of (published and unpublished) songs, many film scripts and synopses, music video treatments, books and photographs, as well as being a blogger who has authored and published over 14,000 articles online that broke many stories that turned into global scandals, I am not in favor of the Supreme Court enacting new laws to shut down sites like the Drudge Report.
I don't agree with all the links Drudge posts, but find many of them quite useful. Drudge Report also drives traffic to sites, increasing ad revenue for website holders he links, putting money in their pockets. The problem is the narcissistic, thin-skinned Obama administration, who are Democrats, have desperately tried to control the press and failed to completely do so.
Drudge's site is a widely read page that posts story links that also include the Republican point of view, which Democrats dislike. Drudge also posts links to articles that excoriate Democrats (and Republicans) politicians and the former are not used to that (the Republicans are used to being bashed by the mainstream media and Hollywood, who are liberals). However, Democrats in office are used to glowing articles from the left leaning mainstream media and Hollywood, with their lips firmly planted on their backsides.
So when Drudge posts links to articles that do not kiss the administration's backside, they throw a temper tantrum and their toys out the crib in protest. Drudge Report is also read by many bloggers, who write stories about the contents in the links he posts. The fact Drudge is one of the bloggers helping to shape the national discourse, is also ticking off some in the establishment.
It is an established precept of U.S. intellectual property law that titles cannot be copyrighted. This means you cannot copyright a book, movie or song title ect. Therefore, it stands to reason, Drudge who posts article titles containing hyperlinks, is not in violation of existing copyright law. To change the law to silence a popular voice online, whose work is read by millions in America and around the world, is petty, juvenile and spiteful. Not to mention, it would also criminally violate the U.S. Constitution that guarantees free speech and free press.
Not to mention changing the law could also burn Hollywood, full of criminals the U.S. court system keeps corrupting the law for and bringing the Judiciary into domestic and global disrepute over. This would mean Hollywood would have one heck of a time trying to secure titles for their projects.
I've spent thousands on copyright fees since I was 15-years-old. I've written more songs than any living human being, in what was and continues to be a labor intensive job. However, I can attest it made me a target of thieves in Hollywood and due to that disgusting experience, I've found registering one's copyrights with the Library of Congress, is a worthless process, as Hollywood routines steals copyrights from people all over America and the world, then bribes judges in U.S. courts to get away with it, via quietly issuing jurists corporate stocks, cash and other assets to throw out valid cases. They have disgraced the U.S. judiciary to the watching world with this appalling conduct.
America is signatory to the international Berne Convention (Treaty) which established the global law that a copyright is automatically created the moment a person authors an item. No payment or additional protection is need. However, Congress enacted the Copyright Act in America in what has become a money making scam that states you must pay the Library of Congress/US Copyright Office a fee to register your work and they will issue you a copyright certificate. If you fail to do so and Hollywood steals your work (and make no mistake those dirty criminals will) you will not be able to sue in an American court to recoup your financial losses and obtain credit for your work, regarding the illegally made infringing items.
However, as stated above, U.S. copyrights are worthless trash, because Hollywood routinely bribes federal judges into dismissing cases, in what is ugly, foul, vile, corrupt criminal conduct. The U.S. federal court system has shown itself to be irredeemably corrupt in matters of copyright cases to the point litigants and lawyers are foregoing suing in America, opting for other places in the world.
I have done a thorough study of copyright infringement cases in America for a forthcoming movie and book ("Justice And Truth") and these cases do not make it to trial 99% of the time, as Hollywood bribes federal judges to throw them out. In 2005, I experienced this myself, where a Miami federal judge, Cecilia Altonaga, had to admit in a ruling regarding me formally requesting she recuse herself for corruption, that her child was given stock in the defendant's company (and she corrupted the case due to that and the fact her husband's law firm makes a fortune in legal fees from the defendants as well).
In another case in 2009 where I tried to obtain Freedom of Information Act files from the FBI/DOJ regarding the aforementioned stolen copyrights, the judge, a former employee of the FBI/DOJ with current ties to them, sat on the case, did not recuse himself though judicial cannons indicate he should have, then gave the FBI/DOJ "sovereign immunity" in what was a massive criminal cover up of theft of property worth billions (that idiots in Hollywood managed to devalue with their incompetence).
I've had lawyers tells me that federal judges are busy accepting bribes left, right and center and suing is U.S. court is an exercise in futility and they are right. I've seen it with my own eyes and the paper trail proves it. However, here's where this mess is going. The public is fed up with Hollywood's stealing and have greatly withdrawn their support from Hollywood's music industry that is collapsing with record low sales that keep getting worse. The public is also spending significantly less money on the film industry.
So this unmitigated greed, bribery and corruption is headed in the direction of more and more Hollywood music and film companies closing down (which is happening now), while others will merge and merge and merge until there's just one left and it will financially struggle. You've ripped off copyright holders and gouged the public with crazy prices and it is leading towards something very terrible.
So continue with the arrogant stealing and corruption (sarcasm) and see where it is going to take you. The future is not looking good at all for Hollywood and you brought it on yourselves by being so damned evil, abominable, greedy and disgraceful. I've never encountered a group of people so evil and sick in all my life, willing to "rob, kill, steal and destroy" to get what they want...even if it doesn't belong to them.
Regarding the Supreme Court, they keep rendering decisions poll show the American people overwhelmingly do not approve of and here's where that's going. Less and less people will petition the Supreme Court and it is on the road to becoming an antiquated, outdated, unpopular model very few people will use in the future. So, continue with the corruption (sarcasm) and see where it is going to take you. This so-called power you think you wield and keep abusing will be gone. State Courts will become more popular, where judges can be voted out at regular intervals, when found to be corrupt. Mediation services will also rise in popularity, as people find alternate ways of resolving legal disputes.
You are wrecking America and damaging the world with this corruption and the American people and the world will never forget it or forgive it when all is said and done. You've gone too far.
Congressional Review Of Copyright Law May Threaten Drudge Report
5:20 PM 10/13/2015 - WASHINGTON — Congress may update digital copyright law affecting aggregator sites, like the Drudge Report and Real Clear Politics, along with news sites in the near future. “Two years ago, the House Judiciary Committee launched a comprehensive review of our nation’s copyright laws, which have not been updated since 1976. As technology continues to rapidly advance, we have a responsibility to ensure that our laws are keeping pace with these developments,” Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a statement.
Since March of 2013, the House Judiciary Committee has conducted 20 hearings, which included testimony from 100 witnesses on the subject of copyright law in the digital age. The topics range from fair use to scope of copyright protection to music licensing.
“The committee has been conducting a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law to ensure that the law keeps pace with the digital age in which we live. The goal of the listening tour is to step out of Washington, D.C. to hear from creators and innovators in terms of what is and is not working for them in their various fields,” a committee staffer told The Daily Caller.
The committee staffer would not say how the laws would affect aggregators and news sites and said that only “all stakeholders are invited to come in and meet with staff in order to give their thoughts or express concerns. Those meetings are ongoing.”
Drudge Report site owner Matt Drudge told Alex Jones of InfoWars last week that copyright laws could very well end his popular site. I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said Drudge. “They’ve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, you’re out of there. They’re going to make it so you can’t even use headlines.”
He explained, “To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over, they’ve got the votes, which means time is limited,” he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an independent website could be outlawed. That will end [it] for me – fine – I’ve had a hell of a run,” said Drudge, adding that web users were being pushed into the cyber ‘ghettos’ of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.” Drudge added, “This is ghetto, this is corporate, they’re taking your energy and you’re getting nothing in return – nothing!"...