First Topic - Online Piracy and SOPA: Beware of Unintended Consequences
It is one of the most contentious but least understood issues now before Congress-one that does not align neatly along party lines and has split the business community. The issue is online piracy, the illegal sale of copyrighted and trademarked products on rogue pirate websites. Since last week, the House Judiciary Committee has been struggling with legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The bill would strengthen restrictions on foreign-based rogue websites, while imposing new obligations on U.S.-based firms that facilitate their operation. The legislation addresses a legitimate problem, but it may have unintended negative consequences for the operation of the Internet and free speech. Congress should carefully consider these factors before moving forward with any legislation. That's the opinion of James Gattuso who joins us today.
Second Topic - "Out of the Darkness"
"Out of the Darkness" tells the stories of Shelley Lubben and Mark Houck; both victims of the sexual revolution and sexual utilitarian philosophy. Shelley Lubben is a former porn actress who spent 8 years in the sex industry and suffered terribly at its hands. Mark Houck is one of the millions of men who became addicted to pornography and suffered for years under its yoke. World-renowned experts Dr. Judith Reisman and Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons provide important insights and their own moving stories to this compelling and important film. Their years of experience and study allow them to see more clearly what has happened to our society and why. And perhaps more importantly, they are able to point people towards the road out. We discuss the film with Executive Producer John Saffian.
Third Topic - Oscar Noms Are Out: Steven Greydanus Reacts
The 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday, with Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" leading the way with 11 nominations and the silent, black-and-white film "The Artist" collecting 10. First-time nominees included Jonah Hill as best supporting actor for "Moneyball," Gary Oldman as best actor for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Demian Bichir for "A Better Life." Steven Greydanus has the analysis.