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SOPA/PIPA, ACTA and TPP
« on: October 27, 2011, 02:37:18 AM »
...Would Create The Great Firewall Of America

The PROTECT IP act is not new but now it's been renamed and made even worse. If this bill passes it won't be long before other countries are bullied/cajoled into introducing something similar. If you care about the freedom and functionality of the Internet, now is the time to act, before it's to late.

If you're an American you can write to your congressman/woman and voice your concerns.

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The Bill - E-PARASITES Act

Interesting read:

E-PARASITE Bill: 'The End Of The Internet As We Know It'
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 09:39:51 PM »
Support American Censorship Day against SOPA. If this bill gets passed the Internet will change and not for the good.

http://americancensorship.org/

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/stop-online-piracy-act-blacklist-any-other-name-still-blacklist
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 07:33:04 PM »
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 08:12:20 PM »
Thanks Kail  :-TU
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 05:20:58 AM »
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 02:32:51 PM »
The Copy Culture Survey: Infringement and Enforcement in the US [ssrc.org]

This survey is considered somewhat of an own-goal by many.. mainly since it was funded by Google, who have vocally opposed SOPA from the beginning.

On the upside the entertainment/copyright industry has never.. ever.. accepted, or believed, any survey with such funding origins previously. Of course, this might be a first. :)
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 06:18:22 PM »
Interesting reading, thanks for the link.

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Copying has a modest partisan divide: 24% of Republicans, 31% of independents and 35% of Democrats have copied or downloaded music for free

I new it! It's those 'subversive lefties' responsible for all this rampant piracy  ;D >:-D
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 07:10:22 PM »
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 05:25:47 PM »
Initial supporter of SOPA, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) now seems to be somewhat less supportive and little more tentative, if a recent blog posting of theirs is anything to go by:

        SOPA Needs Work to Address Innovation Considerations [bsa.org]
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 08:34:47 AM »
I missed this one from yesterday..

        US legislators are urged to drop SOPA [theinquirer.net]
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 05:26:32 PM »
Thanks Rad, good articles. :-TU

I do like Techdirt's industry quotes at the bottom of their excellent article and I think they're worth reproducing here..
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The Player Piano

“I foresee a marked deterioration in American Music…and a host of other injuries to music in its artistic manifestations by virtue – or rather by vice – of the multiplication of the various music reproducing machines” -- John Philips Sousa, 1906

The Video Cassette Recorder

"But now we are faced with a new and troubling assault on our fiscal security, on our very economic life, and we are facing it from a thing called the Video Cassette Recorder" -- MPAA President Jack Valenti in 1982

Cassette Tapes

"When the manufacturers hand the public a license to record at home...not only will the songwriter tie a noose around his neck, not only will there be no more records to tape, but the innocent public will be made accessory to the destruction of four industries" -- ASCAP, 1982

Digital Audio Tape

[missing quote]

The Mp3 Player

“Diamond's product Rio was destined to undermine the creation of a legitimate digital distribution marketplace..." -- RIAA President Hillary Rosen in 1998

The Digital Video Recorder

"It's theft...Any time you skip a commercial or watch the button you're actually stealing the programming." Turner Broadcasting CEO Jaime Kellner in 2002
source [techdirt.com]
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Re: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act...
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2011, 04:40:07 PM »
Well, I wish they do more to prevent cyber attacks from China and Russia and other places.

They steal technologies and patents that people in this country worked hard.

The Chinese are building a space station, aircraft carriers, and next generation fighter jets.

All from stolen technologies from the US


 

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