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
    WasMiddleClass 11/21/2011 11:47pm

    Yes, all of those absolutely are.

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    where 11/22/2011 4:36am

    Whoops! hey “Where” am I?? Lol =D

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    WasMiddleClass 11/22/2011 9:13pm

    Behave please…

  • uzumakiclan43 11/22/2011 7:30am

    Several points- First off, instead of fining people who have illegally uploaded songs or movies without the parent company’s permission, use sites like YouTube for free advertising. Every time that a media source comes across as being part of a third party’s property, it will send a link to a site where you can buy the song or movie, like iTunes or Amazon. $.99 × 3,000,000+ hits to send a viewer to a place where they can buy your copyrighted work? That doesn’t sound too bad. Funimation uses YouTube to advertise their products, and companies like Warner Brothers charge $5 for viewing a movie like “The Hangover” on YouTube. All that free revenue would be gone if SOPA is passed.

    Also, being able to blacklist a foreign sight on suspicions that it might infringe on copyright laws? Isn’t that discrimination, and isn’t discrimination against U.S. policy and law?

    Finally, instead of attacking sites under suspicion of copyright infringements, attack the bitTorrents and P2P’s.

  • Kaljinyu 11/22/2011 4:24pm

    How is SOPA different from DMCA in terms of what counts as copyright infringement? People are mostly crying foul about what shouldn’t be illegal, but SOPA doesn’t really make anything that was legal automatically illegal.

    The only thing I think it really affects is safe harbor for websites and ISPs. The shutting down of websites and junk. But I’ve been reading DMCA and SOPA, and at least as far as individual websites, I think the same restrictions and protections still apply.

    SOPA grants immunity to sites who combat copyright infringement and piracy, right? And ONLY those sites. DMCA is the same. It provides immunity to sites who

    “adopt and reasonably implement a policy for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the accounts of subscribers of the provider service who are repeat online infringers of copyright.”

    Just like SOPA. Both acts say “If you help us combat piracy, we’ll leave you alone. Otherwise, we’ll shut you down.” I don’t think anything really changes.

  • Comm_reply
    Kaljinyu 11/28/2011 1:25am

    Anybody wanna help me out with this discrepancy? MiddleClass, you seem to be on the ball about stuff…

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    CurtisNeeley 11/28/2011 6:28pm

    DMCA establishes limitations on the liability for online service providers for copy+right infringement when engaging in certain activities. In other words, the DMCA encourages infringement.

    SOPA encourages enforcement of purchased copy+rights by making advertisers and “monetizing” type vendors subject to injunctions to force no longer conspiring with the infringing sites like they do now. That would be why Google Inc AdSense, Yahoo, Microsoft Corporation etc. are paying so much to defeat this bill.
    SOPA is all about money because it encourages stopping foreign sites from infringing on copy+rights as long as 17 USC § 411 , “license to sue”), are purchased.

    Neeley v NameMedia Inc, et al, (5:09-cv-05151)(11-2558) 8th Cir

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    Kaljinyu 12/02/2011 12:46am

    But doesn’t the DMCA only limit the liability of infringing sites if they don’t make attempts to stop the infringement going on? From what I’ve read, the DMCA says “Hey online service providers, unless you try and stop the copyright infringement happening on your sites, you’re still liable.”

    And isn’t that also what SOPA says? Isn’t the fundamental plank behind each act saying “If you don’t allow infringement, we won’t shut you down in 5 days. But if you do allow it, we will.”? Do I still misunderstand?

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    CurtisNeeley 12/03/2011 12:56pm

    SOPA allows payment processors and advertisers to be REQUIRED to not conspire with infringing sites. This was how Wikileaks.com was shut down. Not by the government but by lack of money. See how GONE Wikileaks is while Assange is prosecuted for sex crimes overseas?
    Assange is an equal opportunity criminal.

    The limitation of liability removed the potential for punitive damages making DMCA a toothless guard-dog or an obvious infringement encourager.

    SOPA accomplishes what DMCA intended to do.

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

    Appellant BRIEF PDF (56 pages)

  • WasMiddleClass 11/22/2011 9:14pm

    After the Hearing: SOPA Down But Not Yet Out

    … More than 6,000 websites participated, including major online destinations like boingboing, Reddit, 4chan, and even Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s home page. Mozillaand the popular blogging platform Tumblr both ran prominent promotions on their start pages as well.
    The results were spectacular. Over a million e-mails sent through the American Censorship Day campaign alone. Our action center has collected another quarter of a million signatures against the bill. And Tumblr users spent a total of 1,293 hours making 87,934 calls to Congress.
    Rep. Darrell Issa said Wednesday that he doesn’t “believe the bill has any chance on the House floor,” but now is not the time to let the guard down. We’ve made some major progress against this bill, but the fight is far from over. If you haven’t yet taken action against SOPA and its Senate counterpart PROTECT IP, now is the time.

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/sopa-down-not-yet-out

  • WasMiddleClass 11/22/2011 9:16pm

    I previously posted about the “secret interpretation” of the patriot act. Our rights to privacy are already gone according to our government.

    Now Canada is trying to do something similar.

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/11/northern-exposure-unmasking-online-spying-canada

    Now some viewers here may think that the censorship of websites has not started yet here, unless this bill passes. That is not true. This bill just adds a felony charge to it, and makes it more… “legal”.

  • WasMiddleClass 11/22/2011 9:17pm

    This is just one of the many stories on it out there, from last years attempt,

    “News of the shutdowns has some observers wondering whether the US really needs COICA, the anti-counterfeiting bill that passed through a Senate committee with unanimous approval last week. That bill would allow the federal government to block access to Web sites that attorneys general deem to have infringed on copyright.”

    “ However, COICA would allow the government to block access to Web sites located anywhere in the world, while Homeland Security’s take-downs are limited to servers inside the United States. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said he would place a hold on COICA, effectively killing the bill at least until the new congressional session next year.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/26/homeland-security-shuts-dozens-sites/

    Read and learn while you still can….

  • WasMiddleClass 11/22/2011 9:23pm

    “would allow the government to block access to Web sites located anywhere in the world”

    Remind you of another country?

  • WasMiddleClass 11/22/2011 10:12pm

    Homeland Security Shuts Down Live Stream Sites. Where Will I Watch My Sports?

    http://www.totalprosports.com/2011/02/02/homeland-security-shuts-down-live-streaming-sites-where-will-i-watch-my-sports/

    So what is this law really for?

  • darknesblade 11/24/2011 1:29pm

    just like the movie jurasic park:
    i would say life (the users) wil find a way to get around this

  • irvinlesh12 11/24/2011 2:50pm

    If this bill passes, we’ll be like China, the people in China don’t have freedom of free speech or expression. The Internet is the only Industry that is growing despite the bad economy. If this bill does indeed pass, people will loose a lot of jobs.

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    CurtisNeeley 11/24/2011 11:03pm

    If this bill does NOT pass, I will sue Google Inc for violating my copyrights as well as Microsoft Corporation. I will sue the FCC for not regulating wire communications as has been their duty since 1934 !
    If this bill DOES pass, I will sue Google Inc for violating my copyrights as well as Microsoft Corporation. I will sue the FCC for not regulating wire communications as has been their duty since 1934.
    WAIT: I already have! Now pending before three judges in the Eighth Circuit Court making SOPA irrelevant!
    -—————————————
    PDF Appellant Brief (56 pages)
    =====
    See 47 USC §153 ¶(52) Wire Communications DEFINED IN LAW = Internet < < < for you hoping that (porn/free speech) will require anything but the FCC being ordered to regulate the net.
    =====

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    IvyLilithe 11/29/2011 1:50pm

    SHUT UP ABOUT YOUR DAMN PORN, NOBODY CARES!

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    CurtisNeeley 11/30/2011 3:12am

    Millions of people care a GREAT deal about wire communications of pornography.

    The United States CENSORS the INTERNET soon… or else!

    IvyLilithe might not care about my fine art figurenudes but SOPA is about copy+right violations. The “right” to exclusively control the moral integrity of visual art was agreed to by Congress in 1988 by treaty and in 1990 accidentally in 17 USC §106A or in order to marginally comply with the Berne Convention.

    THE INTERNET WILL BE CENSORED BEFORE 2015! 100% CERTAIN

    This BLOG explicitly explains why INTERNET CENSORSHIP BY THE FCC is pending NOW before Eighth Circuit Court and is the ONLY LOGICAL RESULT using the common meaning of statutes passed by Congress.
    Anyone can read and see why.

  • Sigrun 11/25/2011 7:12pm

    Wow this gets passed here in America. Well, then i will no longer consider U.S. as “the land of the free”

    What’s the point of even blocking the most popular places on the internet? The internet has proved to become a really important part of our lives, as well as businesses. Shutting down these three great things on the internet would mean shutting down important businesses. Especially for video game companies such as Nintendo. This would surely be a big mistake that the U.S. would make, I would have to agree that it would cause a very big riot to everyone all across America.

  • walker7 11/26/2011 3:26pm

    Everyone who opposes SOPA, PIPA, and bill S.978, please join the massive call-in this coming Tuesday, November 29.

    https://donate.mozilla.org/page/s/commit-to-call-pipa?source=tw-share

    Please tell them we really don’t want our Internet censored, and the general public wants PIPA, SOPA, and S.978 destroyed ASAP.

    There are several reasons that SOPA, PIPA, and S.978 should not get passed:

    1) It should not be a felony to upload anyone singing a pop song on YouTube.
    2) MANY innocent people could be going to jail.
    3) A lot of popular websites could get taken down. (e.g. YouTube, Google, Facebook, Flickr, etc.)
    4) We need our Internet freedom! After all, this IS America, not China.
    5) The bills are TOO broad and too vague.
    6) People deem them “the worst piece(s) of IP legislation.”

    Other websites you should try:

    http://stopcensorship.org/
    http://americancensorship.org/
    http://fightforthefuture.org/
    http://www.avaaz.org/po/save_the_internet/?wYGLYbb

  • Comm_reply
    cdyswain 11/27/2011 10:22pm

    The Whitehouse’s website has a petition as well here is the link

    https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/stop-e-parasite-act/SWBYXX55

    Of course you can also email your Representative and Senators here at OpenCongress.

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    CurtisNeeley 11/27/2011 11:08pm

    DMCA is completely a HOAX. Name ONE site that was shut down? Just one?
    Quick – go sign a petition or right-click-close an ad and try to feel impacting by clicking?
    Copyrite is not properly recognized as existing ANYWHERE in the United States unless purchased. Just wait till the lawsuit against Google Inc is decided. It has been just over three years thus far.
    The Internet wire communications will finally be safe for children without filtration. The budget will gradually start fixing itself too! The definition below is in law NOW and is very obvious. It is almost easy enough for judges to understand…?
    The linked definition of wire communication in US LAW TODAY is more accurate than any definition calling wire communications “the Internet” for disguise.

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:29pm

    You have to be joking? Really? Are you kidding? Do you have Google? Scroogle?

    Here you go,

    US authorities have initiated the largest round of domain name seizures yet as part of their continued crackdown on counterfeit and piracy-related websites. With just a few days to go until “Cyber Monday” more than 100 domain names have been taken over by the feds to protect the commercial interests of US companies. The seizures are disputable, as the SOPA bill which aims to specifically legitimize such actions is still pending in Congress.

    http://torrentfreak.com/feds-seize-130-domain-names-in-mass-crackdown-111125/

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:40pm

    Then we have other stuff…

    In this operation, dubbed “Operation Ghost Click” by the FBI, two data centers in New York City and Chicago were raided and a command & control (C&C) infrastructure consisting of more than 100 servers was taken offline.

    http://blog.trendmicro.com/esthost-taken-down-%E2%80%93-biggest-cybercriminal-takedown-in-history/

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    WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:42pm

    Updated In November, 2011 – On 4/15/2011, the world of online poker was turned upside down. The United States Department of Justice shutdown Pokerstars.com, FulltiltPoker.com, UB.com and AbsolutePoker.com. They shutdown the largest US poker rooms and indicted the CEO’s for each room. It is not illegal to play online poker in the USA so the DOJ found some banking violations to use against the world’s largest poker websites. They didn’t actually shutdown these poker rooms, they seized the domains.

    http://www.pokershutdowns.com/

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    WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:48pm

    And this stuff too…

    Senator joins fight to reopen database website shut down by government

    http://www.kansascity.com/2011/11/03/3247032/senator-joins-fight-to-reopen.html

  • Comm_reply
    WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:32pm

    Oh…and did US LAW TODAY write that definition in 1934 for that law?

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    WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:51pm

    Oh…now we have 130. Shall I post the whole list for you?

    As Cyber Monday in the United States draws near and debate continues about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the U.S. government has again seized a bevy of domain names it says belong to Web sites that deal in counterfeit goods.

    http://www.zdnetasia.com/us-executes-web-site-takedowns-62303033.htm


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