Dear Big Media Companies: It is not up to the taxpayers to protect you.
Dear Big Media Companies:
It is not up to the taxpayers to protect your copyrights, trademarks, and patents; it is yours. You are responsible for hiring your own investigators and lawyers to take on those pirating your material. If you are unwilling to take responsibility for protecting and pay the price to protect your copyrights, trademarks, and patents; why should the taxpayers care? The government grants you certain rights with the copyrights, trademarks, and patents. It is up to you to enforce those rights.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations should not have to investigate on your behalf. Federal prosecutors should not have to litigate on your behalf. The Federal government has done enough by giving you the rights to investigate and litigate against those who are pirating your copyrighted, trademarked, and patented materials.
It is not the fault or concern of the United States government and its people if you forgot or just plain failed to protect your rights to your materials in other countries. Sure there are nearly 200 countries worth of laws to wade through to protect your rights, but again not the responsibility of the United States government or people. Laws like Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act are just ways to force the United States taxpayers to pay for your mistakes.
The above is just my opinion. I do not expect you to share it. If your opinion differs, I’m willing to discuss it further. If you do share it, please let me know and possibly share it with others.