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Stop Internet Censorship: COICA/SOPA et al

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well, i always knew the wild west days of the internet would end eventually. any place where you can have a random chat with a penis or upload your ex-girlfriend's boobs was bound to get censored eventually. now there is actual legislation in place, and no one seems to care.

 

i wonder what could happen if this passed, if 12oz for example, is such a threat to nat'l security it might get taken down forever. seems paranoid but i wont put much past authority.

 

http://demandprogress.org/blacklist/

 

What bill are we talking about?

 

It's S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). It's currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

What exactly does it do?

 

The bill creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. The first can be added to by a court, the second by the Attorney General. Internet service providers (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the first list. They would also receive immunity (and presumably the government's gratitude) for blocking domains on the second list.

 

What kind of domains can go on the list?

 

The list is for domains "dedicated to infringing activity," which is defined very broadly — any site where counterfeit goods or copyrighted material are "central to the activity of the Internet site" would be blocked.

 

What's so bad about that?

 

Well, it means sites like YouTube could get censored in the US. Copyright holders like Viacom argue that copyrighted material is central to activity of YouTube. But under current US law, YouTube is perfectly legal as long as they take down copyrighted material when they're informed about it -- which is why Viacom lost their case in court. If this bill passes, Viacom doesn't even need to prove YouTube is doing anything illegal -- as long as they can persuade a court that enough other people are using it for copyright infringement, that's enough to get the whole site censored.

 

And even without a court order, sites can get blacklisted just by order of the Attorney General -- and the bill encourages ISPs to block those sites as well. ISPs have plenty of reason to obey a government blacklist even when they're not legally required.

 

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so beyond signing the petition, take 2 minutes out of your hectic day and look up your state senators. they pretty much all have websites now, with 'contact' links where you can pound out an email about this crap. i don't expect much response on here but i will give it a go.

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it doesnt let non us citezens vote which i think is fucking rediculous as it effects more than just the fuckin yanks.

 

fuck you onigera.

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i agree armand hammer.

feel free to look up some US senators, like the ones that started the bill, and send them email

and thanks

 

or just make a name up, fuck it.

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Orrin Hatch contact form

http://hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Offices.Home

 

Patrick Leahy contact form

http://leahy.senate.gov/contact/

 

damn that leahy. he should be more fucking progressive than this. horrendous disappointment.

i sent him an email. it wasn't laced with expletives so hopefully the govt won't raid my house.

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it doesnt let non us citezens vote which i think is fucking rediculous as it effects more than just the fuckin yanks.

 

fuck you onigera.

 

I actually agree with armand for once haha.

 

seriously though, the whole world is gonna get fucked based on the fact that the American government is seriously flawed, paranoid and very non-trusting of it's citizens.

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and don't forget the fact that lots of people in this country are too apathetic.

 

consumers by and large, still hold all the cards. but consumers have become uninformed and greedy.

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hey symbols sweetie..

 

can you do me a huge over due favor..

 

go to duty free and do a major clean up..

 

its a breeding ground of spam post..

 

i dont think any mod pays attention to it..

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word pffft, i'm on it

can you sign the petition for me?

 

thanks

 

.......ok i laid down a banhammer and some deletes. lemme know if i forgot bunches

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When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

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download all the porn you can

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I actually agree with armand for once haha.

 

seriously though, the whole world is gonna get fucked based on the fact that the American government is seriously flawed, paranoid and very non-trusting of it's citizens.

 

Seems awkward coming from someone who lives in the most surveilled country in the world...

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thats true but i think both america and the uk are fucked the governments are free to do what they want and the public just doesnt care to say shit..like i previously said:make better music and film and the public may start buying you're shit..not me but people would appreciate it.

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and don't forget the fact that lots of people in this country are too apathetic.

 

consumers by and large, still hold all the cards. but consumers have become uninformed and greedy.

 

Well, the consumer is also by and large narrow sighted and self serving.

 

We lower prices.

 

Who cares how we get them.

 

Oh shit, we have no more jobs to buy the cheaper products we demanded.

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i think crush videos are what did it

and i hate that shit, but i don't want the govt to start censoring whatever they want, we know they wn't draw the line.

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bounce your ip address in a different country and you wont get blocked? sound about rite?

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download all the porn you can

 

this. plus music, movies, programs....all that good illegal shit. torrents were a god send but they'll be gone just as quick

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this. plus music, movies, programs....all that good illegal shit. torrents were a god send but they'll be gone just as quick

 

Oh shit, I didn't think of that. So down with Megadownload and Rapidshare? WOW. The internet is going to suck worse then mainstream rap from the 90's to present time!

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How horrible you pay for anything at all...?

 

I mean if you made, produced or played anything at all.. You would give it away for free right?

 

I don't want the government all over our privacy, but a lot of our behavior brought this shit down in the first place.

 

But yeah, send the negs cuz I know how much you hate being part of a consumer society you hard core fucks.

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Seems awkward coming from someone who lives in the most surveilled country in the world...

 

true...but at least we riot when we are pushed too far.

 

but that means there is less cctv in YOUR country and YOU LOT are still doing fuck all about it...

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i still pay for some of my media.

and while it may not be relevant, i'm out there working to contribute as well. people take pics of my shit all the time, i do public art! haha you'll never see me trying to copyright my panels.

seriously, as much as musicians make from touring what does it matter? that's where they always made their money anyway, since the labels take the vast majority of profit from CD sales. and studios clearly still fill theaters and make reams of cash on their films.

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