To assist the U.S. Justice Department in the event that SOPA becomes law in the United States, here is a list of some of the things I have written for this blog that could violate the proposed SOPA regulations. I'll start with the most recent and work backwards.
1. 10 Myths about Canada - I didn't get permission to use that mountie picture, and the whole post is a parody based very closely on an about.com article.
2. Amazing Highlight Video - This post is nothing more than a clip from the movie The Ring, which I don't own the rights to as far as I know.
3. Wikipeg - Five Awful Things about Winnipeg I learned from Wikipedia - The main picture on this post is a movie poster, so that's no good. I also used a picture from Marvel Comics, a photo of Muddy Waters, and a reader-submitted image of Kyle Wellwood's head on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's body.
4. Interview with Brent Burns and Owen Nolan - My little graduating-Shark picture is from the cover of a children's book.
5. Sharks Gameday: Still - I captioned a picture with a quote from the movie Office Space. Is that allowed? Man, I wish the law were a bit more clear.
6. Sharks Gameday: Coulumbous - Includes the trailer for Inglourious Basterds. That's probably not okay.
7. Bram Stoker's Gameday - Clip of Keanu Reeves trying to sound British in Dracula.
8. What is Luck? Part 2 - A picture of some dude's fat gut with a tattoo of Buddha on it. I didn't take the picture or apply the tattoo, thank god.
9. What is Luck? Part 1 - At least three pictures of Greek stuff that could get me in trouble.
10. Introducing the SONA Index - A shaky-cam clip from Knocked Up.
11. Sharks Gameday: Rear Window - A picture of Antero Niittymaki's head on the body of Jimmy Stewart from Rear Window.
Okay, you know what? Let's stop there. This list only goes back to the beginning of December 2011.
Apparently violating SOPA is basically all I do around here.
I guess international music sensation Wing was right about SOPA:
All joking aside I've probably violated one of SOPA's vague provisions with about ninety percent of everything I've ever written for Battle of California. If it were to become law then I would have to be WAY more careful about the stuff I posted - which would make everything less funny and would probably make me want to quit.
Don't worry about Earl's cartoons though. Those are all probably fine.