H.R.3261 - Stop Online Piracy Act

To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes. view all titles (7)

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  • Popular: SOPA as .
  • Popular: Stop Online Piracy Act as introduced.
  • Short: Stop Online Piracy Act as introduced.
  • Official: To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation Act as introduced.
  • Popular: E-PARASITE Act as introduced.
  • Popular: SOPA.

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  • Comm_reply
    CurtisNeeley 12/21/2011 9:07am

    @retched,
    Thank you for the direct question. I understand what the bill does and apparently much more than most here. I assert in United States Court that the copy[rite] Act has been unconstitutional since 1790!

    I also assert in United States Court that the Communications Act has required regulation of Internet wire communications since before the Internet was “invented” to replace telegraphs. My case is already briefed and is before three judges who must now invent ways to prevent currently ignored laws from being applied. SOPA is fatally flawed in my opinion. SOPA requires ownership of copy[rites] to be purchased, as is unconstitutional.

    I believe adult material should be regulated online just as it is elsewhere. I create a great deal of adult visual art. “Display by wire” of this art should be regulated regardless of where anonymous “collectors” put properly attributed visual art. See how easy it could have been to end?

    Go-Oogle.net

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    CurtisNeeley 12/21/2011 9:16am

    The DMCA is a ridiculous HOAX. I notified Google Inc, NameMedia Inc, and the Microsoft Corporation DMCA agents as well as the US Attorney General and the FCC. I have been ignored by everyone thus far except NameMedia Inc but only after nine months in court.

    GOOG and MSFT image search engines fundamentally violate International law and could be fixed to not do so easily.

  • Comm_reply
    retched 12/21/2011 11:41pm

    To both posts:
    - Technically speaking, and I mean technically since no one in any house of the government attempted to address the Internet since its inception in 1996 (and maybe 2001 with DMCA), any document that’s posted or published online is considered copyrighted automatically. Much like these posts and comments, they’re considered copyrighted. So as far as forcing everyone to own a copyright, they technically already own it. As for the filing of the paperwork in the office, per the US Copyright Office: " You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work." Meaning, you must pay the filing fee and provide the documents to protect it and give yourself the right to sue. It’s not mandatory, just a pain in the ass to file complaints on infringement in criminal or civil courts.

  • Comm_reply
    retched 12/21/2011 11:41pm

    As for adult material, there are already (some) regulations regarding it. Such as that the subject of such material is above the age of 18 (as it should be) and that the viewing of such materials must also be above the age of 18 (or the majority where applicable). The owner of such material is responsible for ensuring that safeguards are in place to make sure no one under 18 can view it. (This is sadly moot point nowadays since kids can get credit card company branded debit cards from working with summer jobs as well as checking accounts and so forth.)

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    retched 12/21/2011 11:42pm

    As for DMCA being a hoax, hell I think anything which gives the Justice Department carte blanch right to shut down any website on content alone is shenanigans. But I name DMCA because it’s the go to button for legitimate take downs of a site. (Now as for ICE seizures of domain names. (What law gives them that right?)… I haven’t been a victim of this and I do everything I can to make sure I keep it that way. But with laws like this….) Also it’s how Google and Microsoft’s BING limits their results. Heck, if you REALLY read the results when DMCA is involved on Google, you can IGNORE IT. (Yay for weak enforcement.)

    So I can see the reasoning for Google, haven’t used Bing as much so I can’t say them, and I don’t know much about NameMedia.

  • Comm_reply
    retched 12/21/2011 11:42pm

    The only thing that I don’t like about this is the way that the law uses the “bad apple” approach to correcting piracy. That part is just ridiculous. I can’t see how this will receive Obama’s signature… I CAN however see it receiving an override to the veto. And I type too much.

  • Comm_reply
    CurtisNeeley 12/22/2011 2:47am

    NameMedia Inc purchased photo.net and started showing all user portfolio and demo images to minors instead of requiring viewers be logged in and assert an age. I asked NameMedia Inc to allow me to remove my nudes and they refused.

    Nothing in SOPA bypasses courts. SOPA does permit injunctions with “sureties” paid except for government actions yet inappropriate injunctions must pay damages.

    Common law FRAUD is grounds for seizures of domain names. Scores of other laws can be used as well.
  • cadaverousmob 12/21/2011 9:27pm

    No more worries, people, because there’s already a way around SOPA:

    Internet circumvents anti-piracy bill before it even passes → http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/20/internet-circumvents-anti-piracy-bill-before-it-even-passes/

    Or just use a free proxy like Tor (torproject.org)! :)

  • Comm_reply
    CurtisNeeley 12/22/2011 1:39am

    “Internet circumvents anti-piracy bill before it even passes → http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/20/internet-circumvents-anti-piracy-bill-before-it-even-passes/”

    Really? using an foreign DNS is such an obvious AND ridiculous solution. Some hackers and many like “anonymous” are nothing besides criminals. How do you get to a foreign DNS? The Internet is so easy to regulate! It is technically very TRIVIAL. Plug-ins are simple and I propose REQUIRING an age verification plug-in where all websites are required to either rate content by directory or be fined and be blocked by the plug-in REQUIRED for ALL FCC approved/allowed browsers. Allowing a minor to access the Internet using an non-plug-in updated browser would be grounds for contributing to delinquency.

    A non-rated website will be INVISIBLE to everyone. All access of any adult material will be logged by the age checking plug-in for 30 days. A responsible party can then easily check adult material usage. The robots protocol ….

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    CurtisNeeley 12/22/2011 2:25am

    … GOOG asserted the unused REP as rational for continued display of thumbnails that violate copy[rite] overseas. GOOG, however, has not followed my request to NOT be indexed for OVER THREE YEARS! GOOG will claim no robots.txt file existed or was done incorrectly. I have HUNDREDS of witnesses and raw log files detailing records of hundreds of accesses by GOOG. A matter for trial! My site returned in over 18,000 searches at GOOG last month. I know the search terms that resulted in appearances … I requested NOT to be indexed OVER THREE YEARS GO!

    GOOG scanned 17 million PLUS books in NY and are serial violators of copy[rite]. They scanned a book there with my nude images inside and re-published three more nudes by me WHILE FACING ME IN COURT FOR THE SAME! (Author’s Guild, et al v Google Inc) is nothing but conspiring with publishers to stretch “fair-use” around CRIME-scans

    Non-profit search engine exceeding GOOG with user definable algorithms will soon be sought.

  • Comm_reply
    cadaverousmob 12/22/2011 5:11pm

    Your quote: “I propose…”
    Who the hell cares what you propose? haha No one cares! All you’ve been doing is spouting opinion after opinion and no one cares! haha Also, your OPINION about using a foreign DNS is your opinion and no one cares! You don’t seem to get that. Millions of people use VPNs and proxies like Tor, MegaProxy, and Anomos and they find them just fine so the only ridiculous solution is yours!!!!

    Again no one gives a d@mn what you propose or what you think. We only care about stopping this heinous and corrupt bill. As of right now, I have 1638 people who agree with me while you only have 14. So go cry a river somewhere else.

  • Eneri 12/21/2011 9:37pm

    Well, I just received a smack in the face. I wrote a letter to my reps, and got 3 responses… One to a Dr., a Mr., and a Ms. Each were the exact same message, save for the different titles. Problems?

    1) Only the Ms. was correct.
    2) I can’t be Mr. and Ms. at the same time, morons.
    3) Ha! I knew you wouldn’t read it, anyway… but that’s such an obvious lie, now that I have 3 copies of the same letter.

    Argh. :/

  • CurtisNeeley 12/22/2011 12:30pm

    This draft will soon join SOPA as the “favorite hated” proposed statute.
    Millions MORE will wonder why it was never already done.

    More than 1000 characters…
    USC 47 §232 proposed

    Makes SOPA completely irrelevant and makes Internet wire communications as safe for children as TV.

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 12/22/2011 9:34pm

    If you buy a cable package that includes movie channels like Cinemax who makes sure kids don’t watch MA rated stuff now? A federal agent in your living room?

  • Comm_reply
    CurtisNeeley 12/23/2011 12:44pm

    @WasMiddleClass,

    Finally a question worth answering among the anonymous whining…

    When you buy a cable package that includes movie channels like Cinemax You make sure kids don’t watch MA rated stuff now and are “legally” responsible for “regulating” the PURCHASED porn-lite.

    @cadaverousmob,

    “Who the hell cares what you propose? haha No one cares!”

    Google Inc cares a great deal! Microsoft Corporation, NameMedia Inc, FCC, and the Attorney General care. 2000-3000 anonymous whiners here;- so what? ISPs will be ordered to block ALL traffic to violating IPs and POOF; -foreign DNS blocked. Simple. The Internet is high powered telegraph lines for trafficking in indecent wire communications without requiring responsibility. That ENDS VERY soon.

    Neeley v NameMedia Inc, et al, (5:09-cv-05151)(11-2558)

  • Comm_reply
    cadaverousmob 12/23/2011 2:35pm

    Did you fail reading comprehension in middle school? I wrote it as plain as day: no one cares what YOU propose. Last I checked, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! didn’t call CurtisNeeley up to ask for your sage advice or what you propose because again, no one cares what YOU propose. Get it? haha Geez, it’s like talking to a wall.

    But of course, Google and the other corps do care about what SOPA will do. Which is why we want to stop it, So again, learn to read: no one cares what YOU propose but we all care to end SOPA. Get it? Now go back to learning how to read before you post.

    Your quote: “ALL traffic to violating IPs and POOF; -foreign DNS blocked. Simple.”
    My response: No, you’re wrong. As a network engineer, there are lots of others ways to get around firewalls. Hell, how do you think hackers in China get out of their firewalls? Please leave the technical stuff to real experts like me and stop with the bullsh*t OPINIONS. haha

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    CurtisNeeley 12/23/2011 5:44pm

    Google Inc and others have faced me in United States District Court and now face me before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Google Inc will face me before the Supreme Court eventually. I have talked to Senators and Representatives already. SOPA will be entirely irrelevant once my federal lawsuit resolves and the FCC begins to REGULATE Internet wire communications content.

    I already declined settling and will NOT settle and allow unregulated Internet wire communications to exist! Absolutely no amount of money will buy me off and if I die there are others who will continue my lawsuit.

    Went to school before “middle schools” were invented though not in the days of one-room schools. Yahoo does not have an image search and is FOR SALE as lost cause.

    I could build a search engine easily surpassing GOOG with user-definable search algorithms and will if needed and give it away! Have a Merry Christmas and celebrate the LAST Christmas with unregulated Internet wire communicatopms.

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    cadaverousmob 12/23/2011 7:30pm

    Your—very insane—quotes: “I could build a search engine easily surpassing GOOG[LE],” “Google Inc will face me before the Supreme Court,” and “SOPA will be entirely irrelevant once my federal lawsuit resolves.”

    Dude, whatever you’re smoking, I want none. haha You are so delusional it’s really not even funny. And with your last statement, you revealed that you are: A) working for the RIAA; B) working for the government; C) in bed with either; D) all of the above. Any answer is the right one. :)

    The simple overarching fact is that this bill is already sinking to the bottom of the metaphorical ocean. You’ve got previous supporters like GoDaddy and Gibson Guitar who are jumping ship so maybe you should jump ship, too. But please, for our sake, DON’T wear a life vest. hahaha

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    GamerLEN 12/23/2011 10:23pm

    … I knew a guy in high school who was delusional. He would constantly tell people that he’d done things like mastered diamond cutting in three weeks, was a professional alien hunter, and was a former member of N*Sync.

    You’re sounding a lot like that guy.

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 12/23/2011 10:02pm

    And who is responsible for regulating the PURCHASED internet service?

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 12/23/2011 10:05pm

    And further, who is responsible for regulating children in any place, anywhere?

    A federal agent?

  • Comm_reply
    GamerLEN 12/23/2011 10:21pm

    THANK you. >_> Seriously. It drives me nuts when some parent says they need to censor television/books/comics/the internet because they’re too damn lazy to do some parenting and police their own children.

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 12/23/2011 10:56pm

    I know. It’s like they want a cop to sit in front of their house all day to make sure their kids dont run out into traffic…

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 12/23/2011 11:18pm

    Maybe we should file a lawsuit to enforce this too (^_~)

    http://www.dumblaws.com/law/1

  • walker7 12/22/2011 5:44pm

    You can donate some money to FreePress.net using the form at this link:

    https://freepress.actionkit.com/donate/year_end/?akid=3156.9932533.YC2Gcg&rd=1&t=3

    Please try to donate if you can. This is another step toward getting rid of SOPA, PIPA, and S.978.

  • WasMiddleClass 12/22/2011 9:27pm

    A little-noticed section of the Stop Online Piracy Act could make it illegal to distribute Tor and other software that can “circumvent” attempts by the U.S. government to block pirate Web sites

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57346592-281/how-sopas-circumvention-ban-could-put-a-target-on-tor/

    THERE is a HUGE threat people! It would make all software that protects your privacy illegal! No more VPNs, no more stopping the government, and big corporations from watching everything you do online! No more privacy period!

  • Comm_reply
    retched 12/23/2011 2:08am

    Okay… so I am seriously contemplating putting my name on the ballot for the House in 2012… just to stop this.

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 12/24/2011 12:04am

    I bet you would be better than what we have now :)

  • ijack222 12/23/2011 4:10am

    Here is a link to a video on YouTube, http://youtu.be/WJIuYgIvKsc .Up-loaded by jeepersmedia.
    Who is doing what here, this video tells me that the people that want this bill are the one that put the sharing software out there two begin with and helped user’s learn how two use it even put copy writhed files on there sites for user’s two download. So that is what the video charges.
    Please go see it send it two others.

  • Comm_reply
    GamerLEN 12/23/2011 7:35am

    Well shit. I was about to post this myself. :P Beat me to it.


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