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Old 11-16-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
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American Censorship Day

the fight against piracy could fundamentally change how we use the internet-

"Today, 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."

"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."





http://americancensorship.org/


unfortunately theres not too much i can quote, its a graph/video based site.

note:i have zero connection to this group. this is just something that affects all of us.

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Old 11-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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And they call it the land of the free ...
Sad day indeed.

Well, let's see if the "world's greatest democracy" will take into account the corporations' interests and their lobbies or the citizens a.k.a. the people for their final decision.

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Old 11-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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I finally got around to watching that video... And I'm at a loss. I have no words for to properly express my displeasure with what is proposed.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:13 PM   #4
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This stinks!

Became aware of it when I did a Google search and there was a info balloon link under the text search box.

I do not know about anyone else, but they had a nifty letter ready to send too the local Washington critters. All that was needed was your info/address.

I hope there servers choke!

But this will not be the first or last attempt to curb freedoms.

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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I would imagine there has been a great deal of money from RIAA and the MPAA channelled into politicians private and campaign funds to get whole sordid affair off the ground.

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:10 AM   #6
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I thought you guys had some piece of paper that protected free speech?
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:13 AM   #7
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I thought you guys had some piece of paper that protected free speech?
It got seized in an unreasonable search.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:46 AM   #8
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I thought you guys had some piece of paper that protected free speech?
Freedom of speech is all nice and well, as long as the ones on top aren't harmed by it. And those aren't only the politicians, but also the ones with the money...
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:03 AM   #9
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:09 AM   #10
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Like so many of our mindless laws, this one will be virtually impossible to enforce due to the abundance of violations and inevitable funding cuts to government organizations and employees needed to enforce it. Look at the effectiveness of Wall Street regulations ...
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:28 AM   #11
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:01 AM   #12
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Wouldn't this make internet companies move their base out of the US?
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Like so many of our mindless laws, this one will be virtually impossible to enforce due to the abundance of violations and inevitable funding cuts to government organizations and employees needed to enforce it. Look at the effectiveness of Wall Street regulations ...
Wall Street regulations are ineffective because that would harm those who own the politicians. This legislation (potentially) opens up additional revenue streams for capital and has chilling effects that capital may find useful. It also may provide a model for policing intellectual property abroad, which is part of the long term strategy of Western capital for maintaining its hegemony.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:46 PM   #15
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Oh you mean that piece of paper with a hard to read writing that begins by "We the people ..." ?
It turns out it was written on April the 1st and was nothing more than an April's fools joke.

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