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November 23, 2011, 09:37:27 PM

Offline Marak

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It will take you 5 minutes to sign both of these petitions, a small investment of your time to protect your freedoms.

What started out, as a genuine bill to quickly and safely remove child pornography from the internet, (something I could agree too), was twisted by lobbyists and has now become something completely different.

The IP Act (S.968 - PROTECT IP Act of 2011) establishes a system for taking down websites that the Justice Department determines to be "dedicated to infringing activities." The DoJ or the copyright owner would be able to commence a legal action against the alleged infringer and the DoJ would be allowed to demand that search engines, social networking sites and domain name services block access to the targeted site. In some cases, action could be taken to block sites without first allowing the alleged infringer to defend themselves in court. The PROTECT IP Act would allow copyright owners – movie studios and other content providers – simply to accuse a website of infringement, which could lead to that site being shut down by court order and entire links to the site being wiped clean from the Internet. The bill is so poorly written that it would allow any copyright owner to shut down a legitimate retail website, such as Amazon or Best Buy, by alleging that one product being sold on the site could “enable or facilitate” an infringement. It could even allow any content owner to block access to the Patent Office website if it receives and posts a patent application for a product that is believed to use content without permission. The PROTECT IP Act will hurt American innovation. This bill will give one side the power to put the other side out of business and this is dangerous beyond words.


https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/stop-e-parasite-act/SWBYXX55

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-internet-control-bill-now
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November 27, 2011, 12:39:43 PM
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- Marak / Greebo / Cavindra / IzzyTheFool

"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die".

December 04, 2011, 06:53:37 PM
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Yeah this is a nasty one.  When even M$ is against it you know it must be bad...