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.
I do like Techdirt’s industry quotes at the bottom of their excellent article and I think they’re worth reproducing here…
[i]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
“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
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 [/i]
Its not like your country had never taken from others…
basically it took everything from others, ask the indians, or the africans.
I just wanted to mention this.
And you will find some technology of this kind to.
Its not allways the others.
Is china for you, that theres a place where people are building things for you for cheap? And only u.s. people are able to invent planes, ships and space stations, so everyone else who builts things like that, MUST HAVE STOLEN IT???
In china has been the first official notified rocket start in history. And in romania there was the first 3 step rocket that was noted in the books.
Do you think, if others built a plane carrier, china will built wood boats?
About the plans.
They can go ahead with censorship for profit, and they will lose profit. They will never see how people learn about new music on youtube, how they hear a song on the cassette player of a friend and get interested. They would not have as many customers as they have, if no one would have access. Even more, they WOULDNT HAVE SOLD A SINGLE RECORD, IF RECORDS HAD BEEN FORBIDDEN (how they have wished back then), right when this technology has been invented (by the devil ) .
Sure & you were few min in front of me with your post … therefore I decided “not to…”, but now when there are few posts after that
this is redundant within this thread because sure it may go way ! !ot!
… since, some people are not reading things in the 1st place and are too much brain washed whether it’s government or (some known ) Security Suites involved
The above message is to christarzan
1st, few latest post of yours here & in different threads (you know what I mean) are worth reading
Enough said… otherwise …. No I have to stop … hoping this thread will not go completely !ot!