We recently spoke with an expert about the new Blackout Law that is being introduced in Congress.
The new law is aimed at making sure that United States citizens can no longer own, go to, or even remotely talk about, websites that support online piracy. The experts claim that it is their hope to end the suffering that piracy causes those who come up with the ideas for movies, books, etc. (e.g. since most authors of books are only given five cents for each one of their books that is sold, piracy really eats into their bottom line, and not the publishers, obviously).
One expert on the law agreed to speak with us on this matter.
Reporter: "So what you are telling us is that trade restrictions will now be put back into place for anything imported from China, is that correct?"
Expert: "I'm sorry, you are going to have to start over again, I didn't catch all of that."
Reporter: "I was asking, once this Blackout Law is in place, import trade restrictions will also be put back into place so that China will have to stop selling the material is has pirated from Americans, back to Americans. Correct?"
Expert: "I'm sorry, I don't know anything about that. What I wanted to tell you about is that this new law will make it so that piracy will have to stop, because the government will be censoring all Americans. If they even talk about it, we will know about it, and they will be arrested. It is our way of making sure that American remains a free country."
Reporter: "Wow. Okay, thank you for your time, then."
We tried to make contact with someone, anyone, in China, but all we got was histerical laughter coming from the other end.