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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  • GamerLEN 12/30/2011 1:22pm

    http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/12/30/nintendo.and.sony.rethink.unpopular.sopa.bill/

    Speaking as a gamer nods to his screenname this is damn fine news for me. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft (which withdrew their support a while back) are no longer supporting SOPA.

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  • MadreGato 12/31/2011 7:40pm

    Do they even check this site to see what the public wants???

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    GamerLEN 01/01/2012 1:50am

    It will soon enough. Its becoming an election issue. Thanks to the efforts of reddit and some younger politicians who do pay attention to the internet several congressional candidates are campaigning as anti-sopa, as well as the republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

    FOX, CBS, and the other big boys all support SOPA so they probably want to keep it out of the public eye… But it looks as if that may not be possible anymore.

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    GamerLEN 01/01/2012 1:50am

    It will soon enough. Its becoming an election issue. Thanks to the efforts of reddit and some younger politicians who do pay attention to the internet several congressional candidates are campaigning as anti-sopa, as well as the republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

    FOX, CBS, and the other big boys all support SOPA so they probably want to keep it out of the public eye… But it looks as if that may not be possible anymore.

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    GamerLEN 01/01/2012 1:51am

    Ack. Cell phone double-post. XD

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    WasMiddleClass 01/01/2012 10:26pm

    Someone like Romney, who goes whatever way the political winds blow to benefit himself, does not give me any hope on the outcome of this…

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    GamerLEN 01/02/2012 9:46am

    But it does mean that the wind is blowing against SOPA, don’t forget.

    He’s not the only one either, a lot of politicians are going against it too.

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  • GamerLEN 01/02/2012 9:46am

    http://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/news/anti-piracy-movie-ads-caught-using-pirated-music/60075.htm/

    Not really news one way or the other on the outcome of SOPA, but it does you good to laugh. X3

  • B3nj4m1n 01/02/2012 11:30am

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2011/12/23/the-great-sopa-conspiracy-theory/

    While I’m not too sure about the conspiracy angle I found it surprising that most of the top supporters of SOPA were ten years ago distributing the software that people used to download copyrighted material.

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    GamerLEN 01/02/2012 1:40pm

    Oh yeah. I laughed myself silly when I saw that. CBS is basically the modern day Dr. Frankenstein in that they created their own worst enemy. :P

    I don’t buy the conspiracy theory either, unless CEOs get psychic powers as part of their promotion package and can see the future, but it is funny.

  • CurtisNeeley 01/02/2012 8:28pm

    ALL DIGITAL PHOTO FILES OR WEBSITES CAN HAVE "META-DATA” DESCRIBING THE BINARY MACHINE-READABLE DATA INCLUDED RESULTING IN DISPLAY OF ART.

    This has been true since before internet wire communications were developed to generally replace telegraph wire communications internationally. See 47 USC §153 ¶(52)

    All photo files can be marked as to the binary content resulting in the photograph being displayed by the application whether that be a web browser or offline application. These are similar to the optional alt tags in HTML. Most internet wire communication are illegal already and this will soon be addressed.

    The obvious definition is linked above from law.cornell.edu.

    SOPA and EVERY other IP bill will soon become entirely insignificant in comparison to enforcing laws already passed and ignored.

    FREE SPEECH will finally occur online and “rights” to exclusively control attribution & copies will occur.

  • cadaverousmob 01/03/2012 1:45pm

    Belarus Bans Browsing of All Foreign Websites: http://torrentfreak.com/belarus-bans-browsing-of-all-foreign-websites-120103/

    This is what SOPA will do in the USA!

  • CaptainStar 01/03/2012 2:15pm

    This bill is stupid!

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    GamerLEN 01/04/2012 8:50am

    O RLY? OvO

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  • GamerLEN 01/04/2012 8:53am

    Y’know, one thing that I noticed… this isn’t the first time the MPAA and the RIAA have pulled a stunt like this.

    They did the same thing when the VCR was first invented in the 70s, and again with the CD burner in the 90s, and again with the DVD player and the first Mp3 players.

    Yet each time we wound up with things like Blockbuster Video and iTunes and what they tried never went anywhere. Something tells me this will wind up more of the same.

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    B3nj4m1n 01/04/2012 10:58am

    We can only hope it turns out to be nothing but unfortunately money talks

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    GamerLEN 01/04/2012 4:35pm

    They threw around just as much money all those times too I’m betting. In fact, they even tried pushing legislation just like SOPA, as in the same damn internet business, before and it fell flat on it’s face.

    That and we’ve got twenty days as of posting to drum up more support against it. Keep at it people.

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  • CurtisNeeley 01/04/2012 9:03pm

    For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire []so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire []communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, for the purpose of the national defense, for the purpose of promoting safety of life and property through the use of wire []communications, and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority heretofore granted by law to several agencies and by granting additional authority with respect to interstate and foreign commerce in wire []communication, there is created a commission to be known as the “Federal Communications Commission”, which shall be constituted as hereinafter provided, and which shall execute and enforce the provisions of this chapter.

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    CurtisNeeley 01/04/2012 9:07pm

    (52) Wire Communications

    The term “wire communication” or “communication by wire” means the transmission of writing, signs, signals, pictures, and sounds of all kinds by aid of wire, cable, or other like connection between the points of origin and reception of such transmission, including all instrumentalities, facilities, apparatus, and services (among other things, the receipt, forwarding, and delivery of communications) incidental to such transmission.

    Hmmm why are internet wire communications not regulated by the FCC?

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    CurtisNeeley 01/05/2012 5:58am

    or radio” was removed at each “__” so you anonymous SOPA whiners would recognize the malfeasant FCC but “or radio” would cover the walkie-talkie AND wireless.

    “… a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire __ communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable charges, for the purpose of the national defense, for the purpose of promoting safety of life and property through the use of wire __ communications, and for the purpose of securing a more effective execution of this policy by centralizing authority heretofore granted by law to several agencies and by granting additional authority with respect to interstate and foreign commerce in wire __ communication , …” 47 USC §151

    The laws ALREADY PASSED have been clear since 1934.
    Telecommunications by wire or radio is all the Internet ever was.


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