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Bill Would Give Justice Department Power to Shutter Piracy Sites Worldwide

 

* By David Kravets Email Author

* September 20, 2010 |

* 3:33 pm |

* Categories: Yo Ho Ho

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Lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would let the Justice Department seek U.S. court orders against piracy websites anywhere in the world, and shut them down through the sites’ domain registration.

 

The bipartisan legislation, dubbed the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, (.pdf) amounts to the Holy Grail of intellectual-property enforcement. The recording industry and movie studios have been clamoring for such a capability since the George W. Bush administration. If passed, the Justice Department could ask a federal court for an injunction that would order a U.S. domain registrar or registry to stop resolving an infringing site’s domain name, so that visitors to PirateBay.org, for example, would an error.

 

“In today’s global economy the internet has become the glue of international commerce –- connecting consumers with a wide array of products and services worldwide,” said Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah) in a statement announcing the bill. “But it’s also become a tool for online thieves to sell counterfeit and pirated goods, making hundreds of millions of dollars off of stolen American intellectual property.”

 

The bill would direct injunctions at a piracy site’s domain registrar, if the registration was through a U.S. company. If not, the Justice Department could serve the court order at the registry for the site’s top-level domain. Registry’s for the dot-com, dot-net and dot-org domains are all U.S.-based, and thus within the courts’ jurisdiction. For domains not under U.S. control, the bill would demand that internet service providers in the United States block resolution of the address upon a court order, but overseas users would not be impacted.

 

If history is a guide, though, the bill might fail in Congress and might not even be necessary.

 

The Bush administration in 2008 threatened to veto the legislation that created the nation’s first copyright czar until similar, less expansive Justice Department powers were removed. At the time, the White House complained that directing the attorney general to sue copyright infringers “could result in Department of Justice prosecutors serving as pro bono lawyers for private copyright holders regardless of their resources. In effect, taxpayer-supported department lawyers would pursue lawsuits for copyright holders, with monetary recovery going to industry.”

 

Things may be different under President Barack Obama. The president has tapped five former Recording Industry Association of America lawyers to key Justice Department positions. And the government, under the code name Operation in Our Sites, has recently seized the domains of at least two first-run movie sites under a process similar to the one outlined in Monday’s proposed legislation.

 

Bob Pisano, the Motion Picture Association of America chief executive, applauded the measure’s introduction.

 

“These sites, whose content is hosted and whose operators are located throughout the world, take many forms. But they have in common the simple fact that they all materially contribute to, facilitate and/or induce the illegal distribution of copyrighted works, such as movies and television programs,” Pisano said.

 

Mitch Bainwol, the RIAA’s chairman, welcomed the proposal.

 

“The trafficking of pirated American movies and music from rogue websites outside our borders is a big business,” Bainwol said. “This bill is a welcome first step toward cutting off the financial lifeline that sustains these illegal operations and threatens the livelihoods of countless members of the American music community.”

 

Websites eligible for Justice Department targeting — if the measure is approved — must be “dedicated to infringing activities,” according to the text’s language. A site can be “subject to civil forfeiture” if it’s “primarily designed” as a pirate site with “no demonstrable, commercially significant purpose or use” other than to distribute pirated or counterfeited wares.

 

The measure’s other sponsors include Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), and committee members Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin), Arlen Specter (D-Pennsylvania), Chuck Schumer (D-New York), Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota). Sens. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) are also co-sponsors.

 

 

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I don't know when people started think that music and movies were entitled to them for free...get your money up and pay for shit like your parents did- a cd/dvd gonna break you? sad...

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she calls him a melanzana, means eggplant in daygo talk.

 

 

Yeah, there's a bunch if different variations of the word eggplant, but most people know mulignan, or "moolinyan"

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my oh my, how 12 oz has become the hub for some straight ignorance ....

 

besides that though, shit like this amazes me. there are tons of things that i could think of that need legislation, but this out of all the things is on the top pedestal?

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THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY MAKES BIG CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, THE POLITICIANS THEY SUPPORT VOTE TO PROTECT THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. WHY ARE YOU SURPRISED.

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how come she didnt say "moolie president"?

 

Yeah, there's a bunch if different variations of the word eggplant, but most people know mulignan, or "moolinyan"

 

It's been my experience that only guido retards that watch too many mob movies use those terms to try and front like they're involved with Italian culture. My friend's FOB grandparents steady used the word "nigger" to refer to all spooks.

 

 

I don't know when people started think that music and movies were entitled to them for free...get your money up and pay for shit like your parents did- a cd/dvd gonna break you? sad...

 

My parents didn't pay for shit unless they had to, you faggot spade.

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It's been my experience that only guido retards that watch too many mob movies use those terms to try and front like they're involved with Italian culture. My friend's FOB grandparents steady used the word "nigger" to refer to all spooks.

 

That's because it's an Italian-American thing, not an Italian thing. But I can agree that most people who use it are definitely forcing it to try and look cool

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All I picture when i hear dudes use that word is this faggot fuck. Not the actual fat fag, but the guido fag that gets shot, deservedly so.

 

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I DID IT OUTTA' RESPEK...FA' MY FAWTHA!

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I prefer the Raging Bull era dialect of Italian cursing and anger to this post Sopranos stuff.

The entire scene where they're fighting over the steak is comedy gold.

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monkey presidents only mad cos his gorilla fingers wont let him searh for pronz and free movies.

 

you so dumb homie.

 

seriously though people have just realised theres honestly not a lot of music worth buying or movies worth paying for..make better movies/albums etc people will give more of a shit as to how much the maintenence of you're fucking pool and personal trainer cost you talentless brats.

 

and gritteeth bitching on the net wont make you're uber hip hop album sell any more copies .

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If this goes through its going to seriously cripple the internet and begin to destroy net neutrality. We're on the fast track back to 95.

 

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I prefer the Raging Bull era dialect of Italian cursing and anger to this post Sopranos stuff.

The entire scene where they're fighting over the steak is comedy gold.

 

 

I totally agree, but-- you guys ever seen a Sopranos pinball machine? It's awesome. It's the only game I've ever played that will literally shout the word "fuck" loudly enough to turn heads at the bar.

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