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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:58 PM
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Rep. On 'Disastrous' Stop Online Piracy Act: "This Would Mean End Of Internet As We Know It."
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 02:25 PM by Hissyspit
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20126590-281/rep-lofg...

Rep. Lofgren: Copyright bill is the 'end of the Internet'

by Declan McCullagh October 27, 2011 11:25 AM PDT

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The antipiracy legislation, introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives to the applause of lobbyists for Hollywood and other large content holders, is designed to make allegedly copyright-infringing Web sites, sometimes called "rogue" Web sites, virtually disappear from the Internet.

"I'm still reviewing the legislation, but from what I've already read, this would mean the end of the Internet as we know it," Lofgren told CNET.

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So far, at least, they're outnumbered, outspent, and outgunned. SOPA's backers include the Republican or Democratic heads of all the relevant House and Senate committees, and groups as varied as the Teamsters have embraced the measure on the theory that it will protect and create U.S. jobs.

SOPA is so controversial -- the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls it "disastrous" -- because it would force changes to the Domain Name System and effectively create a blacklist of Internet domains suspected of intellectual property violations.

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newfie11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:03 PM
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1. A censored internet is like MSM
We will be fed only what they want us to know. We are closer to becoming old Russia than expected.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:25 PM
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2. It would simply change it--some genius would find a way to
communicate using new technology that can't be read as a copyright infringement.

The real danger, though, is that if we can't rip off "THEIR SHIT," we just might start making BETTER SHIT of our own.

Now that would screw up the paradigm, but good!
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:27 PM
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3. Talk about something tipping over the boat - I wonder how this will be accepted. n/t
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 02:28 PM by 1776Forever
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:54 PM
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4. I support the Electronic Frontier Foundation. NT
NT
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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:58 PM
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5. BTW, you are not forced to use the conventional domain name system...
you can use alternate DNS root servers.

See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_DNS_root
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:48 PM
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6. Characterizing this bill and the Protect IP Act as benefiting....
only large content holders is an easy way to turn people against it.

No less than six major entertainment unions support the passage of this bill co-authored by Democrat John Conyers.

(American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) )

Oh...but everybody wants their shit for free...so...nevermind.
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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:13 AM
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7. Sure, everyone that opposes this is a dirty pirate that wants to steal.
And you accuse others of dishonest framing?
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:37 AM
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8. yes and who makes the black list
they are trying to seize the internet

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