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Internet Censorship Bill

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:08 am

I have no idea if this is a lot of grandstanding, but there's a site about it, and here's their case:
On 11/16, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system.
This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same.
Join all of us on the 16th to stop this bill.

Website Blocking
The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users
It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet
Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.
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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby Tavish » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:42 pm

This is an extremely dangerous bill that is going to very likely pass without much resistance. This is pretty much a PATRIOT Act for the internet,, but instead of being propped up as a way to prevent terrorism, it is there to give the MAFIAA and those that ride their coat-tails more copyright protection. It's too bad that the government couldn't spend as much time fixing the total collapse of the economy as they do making sure that the corporate lobbyists are happy.
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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby RedHopeful » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:29 pm

Read THIS yesterday.
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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:01 pm

I didn't catch any of the SOPA congressional hearing webcast yesterday, but it seems like the powers that be who want SOPA enacted aren't that keen on listening intently to the opposition case.

Needless to say, SOPA is bad news. I'm unsure what the total consequences of the bill would be for software, the Internet, and innovation to a larger extent since patent acquisition and infringement defenses are commonplace anyway (like Apple vs. HTC/Samsung). I'd say the companies that do sell licenses such as Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, etc. see this as more of an anti-counterfeiting bill than anything that would potentially fatten their bottom lines again.
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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby bigken117 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:42 pm

I think the question we all want to know the answer to is "will this affect my porn?"
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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby knapplc » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:52 pm

I am against this bill.
Keep wreves in General Talk in 2011!
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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:34 pm

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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby zepfan » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:32 pm

Wikipedia to black out Wednesday in protest of anti-piracy legislation

U.S. online piracy bill headed for major makeover

First article is just fluff. Second one too? I'm not sure how much of a difference those proposed changes would make. If they even came to pass...
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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby Metroid » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:44 pm

bigken117 wrote:I think the question we all want to know the answer to is "will this affect my porn?"

Haha....was just going to ask this. :-b


Buuuuuut.....will it? O:-)
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Re: Internet Censorship Bill

Postby lastingsgriller » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:23 pm

Metroid wrote:
bigken117 wrote:I think the question we all want to know the answer to is "will this affect my porn?"

Haha....was just going to ask this. :-b


Buuuuuut.....will it? O:-)


no, seriously.. will it?
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