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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CentristFiasco 12/20/2011 9:36am
in reply to starwood Oct 28, 2011 9:24am

You’ve been told lies by the bloggers.

cadaverousmob 12/19/2011 11:23pm

DHS and the RIAA have been caught red-handed for illegally downloading music themselves: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-57345342-245/bittorrent-downloads-linked-to-riaa-dhs-ip-addresses/

So it’s okay for them to download illegal stuff but we’re not allowed to? They are always a bunch of freaking hypocrites. Spread the news that the RIAA and DHS says it’s okay for them to download illegal stuff but it’s not okay for us! That should kill this bill real fast!

walker7 12/19/2011 10:06pm

Look at the comparison chart on this page and you’ll see why it is obvious that SOPA and PIPA should not have a chance at become law:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2397826,00.asp

WasMiddleClass 12/19/2011 9:12pm
in reply to walker7 Dec 19, 2011 6:23am

The “internet” will be doing more than just emailing.

But we will do that too…

Thanks

walker7 12/19/2011 6:23am

If we want to get SOPA and PIPA defeated outright, the two people we should try to contact are Darrell Issa and Ron Wyden.

In case you want to send an E-mail to Darrell Issa, go to this address:

http://issa.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=597&Itemid=73

To send an E-mail to Ron Wyden, go to this address:

http://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

It is getting closer to Wednesday’s hearing, so please E-mail them and tell them your thoughts. It could be our opportunity to outright stop SOPA soon.

WasMiddleClass 12/18/2011 7:31pm

The “internet” (We The People) are fighting back on MANY fronts now!

WasMiddleClass 12/18/2011 7:28pm

Just here…

1% Users Support Bill

13 in favor / 1506 opposed

WasMiddleClass 12/18/2011 7:27pm

Wrapping Up a Week Of Action Against SOPA

Yesterday and today, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has hunkered down in the Capitol for markup sessions of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. The basic facts looked bleak: this Internet blacklist bill is a disaster that stands at odds with the Constitution, but the deep pockets of its legacy media backers managed to make it enough friends in committee that its quick passage seemed possible. Judiciary Committee Chairman, author of the bill, and “Hollywood’s Favorite Republican” Lamar Smith scheduled just a single hearing, stacked the deck in his bill’s favor, and rushed it through to markup now, at the end of the legislative session.

But then a funny thing happened: the Internet fought back…

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/wrapping-week-action-against-sopa

CurtisNeeley 12/18/2011 5:03pm

My lawsuit against Google Inc and NameMedia Inc seeking addition of Microsoft Corporation and the FCC makes SOPA completely irrelevant after the FCC begins regulating Internet wire communications as should have happened decades ago.
Reply Brief

walker7 12/18/2011 1:43pm

Here are a few articles about SOPA you could read:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57342716-281/rep-issa-sopa-wont-be-approved-unless-fixed/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2011/12/16/how-sopa-could-ruin-my-life/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/post/the-nightmarish-sopa-hearings/2011/12/15/gIQA47RUwO_blog.html

http://motherboard.vice.com/2011/12/16/dear-congress-it-s-no-longer-ok-to-not-know-how-the-internet-works

And here is another petition to veto SOPA, PIPA, and other similar bills:

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/veto-sopa-bill-and-any-other-future-bills-threaten-diminish-free-flow-information/g3W1BscR?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

hoss9009 12/18/2011 10:36am

Funny how Republicans hate govt. regulations, except when Disney wants them to…

Lyall050287 12/17/2011 2:09am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 17, 2011 12:22am

Interesting….

WasMiddleClass 12/17/2011 12:22am

Well…?

http://www.eurasiareview.com/17122011-anonymous-declares-cyber-war-on-us-congress-over-indefinite-detention-act/

Lyall050287 12/16/2011 6:46pm

Though it may surprise people, even though I studied cyber crime I am opposed to this bill. The issue of people pirating stuff and protecting intellectual property can be handled a lot better then by this. Surprisingly I have a family member in favor of this bill and wanting to see it pass

CurtisNeeley 12/16/2011 2:40pm
in reply to Irisiridescent Dec 16, 2011 1:49pm

PDF APPELLANT BRIEF (56 pgs)
PDF APPELLEE BRIEF OF NAMEMEDIA INC (19 pgs)
PDF APPELLEE BRIEF OF Google Inc (14 pgs)
PDF APPELLANT REPLY BRIEF PDF (16 pgs)

Nothing new magically became illegal. IP theft is made easier to stop.
The illegal actions done via a legit site makes the “legit” site a conspirator. Is that too hard to understand? IP theft is NOT robbing from the rich and giving to the poor or some other redeeming rational.

FRAUD “Saying the word Google and Microsoft, under this law, can make you a felon.” FRAUD
^NOT TRUE^

Irisiridescent 12/16/2011 1:55pm
in reply to Irisiridescent Dec 16, 2011 1:49pm

And yes, the amount of typoes I made in that sentance appauled me before anyone points it out. Sorry about that. It’s what happens when I type too fast.

Irisiridescent 12/16/2011 1:49pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 16, 2011 2:20am

You completely ignored my argument about this bill. What does China using the internet have to do with this? You seem to be forgetting something. We’re NOT China.

Also, China has terrible problems with hackers and viruses. Also, the Constitution has said that they can’t go through our stuff unless they have a Search Warrent. I have worked in the legal field. I know how it goes.

If you want us to become like China so much, why don’t you move there? And you’re suing those companies. Good, don’t expect the government to do it for you. What this bill is doing is allowing any picture, video, music, or even a text word to be censored and shut down an entire site. Saying the word Google and Microsoft, under this law, can make you a felon.

Again, it is sad that you have been burned, but why would you support something that will punish legit sites just to try to catch the bad ones? It’s like imprisoning innocent ten people, just to convict one.

dallasmatt 12/16/2011 10:13am

Europe is waiting with open arms to accept our fleeing technology sector and all the tech jobs will go with it.

How come Lamar Smith is working so hard to pass a Hollywood Liberal bill? I thought he was a Republican? Lamar Smith = Pro-Hollywood Liberal

GamerLEN 12/16/2011 5:52am

Hey guys? One thing we all seem to be forgetting.

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/192349-obama-threatens-to-veto-resolution-repealing-net-neutrality-rules

Obama has promised to strike down any bills that threaten net neutrality. This is an election year coming up. Obama will gain a ton of support AND VOTES if he blocks this thing.

Something tells me this bill has a veto in its future.

FreeRoamer 12/16/2011 5:18am

Wow, look at that, this bill is sponsored by Lamar Smith, the same guy who wrote up the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers act and the same guy who is blocking the legalization of marijuana bill. Go figure, lol man this guy hates civil liberties.

CurtisNeeley 12/16/2011 2:20am
in reply to Irisiridescent Dec 15, 2011 2:50pm

“Also, regulating internet wire communications is an infring[e]ment on a right. I don’t want the FCC peeking into what I’m doing online. I’m not doing anything wrong, but you wouldn’t want anyone going through your drawers in your house, would you?”

Incorrect. accessing anything that is “obscene” already should require that you claim to be an adult. Claiming to be an adult WAIVES the expectation of a right to privacy. This was already ruled by the Supreme Court.

Even viewing artistic nudity will require assertion of being an adult and waiving privacy when my lawsuit against NameMedia Inc, Microsoft Corporation, Google Inc and the FCC inch towards resolving.

CurtisNeeley 12/16/2011 1:46am
in reply to Irisiridescent Dec 15, 2011 11:16pm

There are roughly 212,646,642 MORE users of the Internet in China than in the United States. They easily use the Internet more than any two countries on earth.

The SOPA bill was discharged from the subcommittee yesterday.

Has a political career ever ended because of ONE vote? The SOPA bill is largely irrelevant except to studios or corporations until the copy[rite] act is found unconstitutional since the 1976 vague 4-factor codification of “fair-use”.
See USC 17 §107

CurtisNeeley 12/16/2011 1:21am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 15, 2011 10:02pm

Yes this portion of the law is ENFORCED AS WRITTEN.
Laws that have meanings that change are either modified or apply EXACTLY or are ignored like by FCC UNTIL accused of MALFEASANCE.

Reply Brief PDF

From p. 12 of the PDF above.
3. The sweeping international impact of this case will, no doubt, require further consideration of the relevant issues but several factual issues will require trial. The Supreme Court will eventually be faced with requiring wire communications disguised as the Internet to be regulated by the FCC. This injunctive relief requested currently from the Eighth Circuit will, in fact, increase the Free Speech nature of wire communications as well as making wire communications more internationally accessible.

List just one. And next time as a link please.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/223.html

Stephen89 12/16/2011 12:54am

Lets just adopt North Korea’s internet policies instead and ban the internet, it will have the exact same effect. Welcome to the future, bullshit

Irisiridescent 12/15/2011 11:16pm

To be honest, I’m not going to worry too much about this bill passing. Why?

It has a lot of corporations backing it, but it would be political suicide for EVERYONE if it passed.

If it passes, hackers would have a field day. Guess who they will go for first? The people who signed this into law. Yes, China does have a DNS filter, but guess what? They have problems with hackers and viruses galore. These politicians need to wise up. Their careers will be done and over with if they sign this into law.

WasMiddleClass 12/15/2011 10:02pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 13, 2011 4:23pm

Why do you think a law worded in the days when the situation now was only science fiction should be applied now, and could possibly help anything?

We have tons of arcane federal laws that were never updated to reflect current reality, such as the one that says you can not use any “telecommunication device” to contact anyone anonymously that “annoys” them without being thrown in prison for two years, and fined huge amounts of money.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/223.html

And you want another one?

WasMiddleClass 12/15/2011 9:33pm

Now they want to be able to throw us in jail for posting portions of articles from other sites, or videos online, to inform more people about things we feel are important, with no intention to make a dime off it?

This law will allow them to do that.

This law has nothing to do with protecting individual copyright holders (unless they are rich), no matter what the wording says, and everything to do with censorship.

Just try using any of our existing laws that are supposedly meant to protect the little guy to fight big money, or government. I have many times!

WasMiddleClass 12/15/2011 9:32pm

I believe there is a far bigger picture that needs to be looked at here. There is a war brewing between the overwhelming majority of our people, and huge corporations, huge money, and those they purchased in our government so they can make even more money no matter the cost to the many.

We have seen countless laws, and countless interpretations of laws, and countless attempts on more laws, all taking away the rights of the majority of the American people to use their rights supposedly guaranteed under the first amendment of our constitution to speak their mind, since “terrorists” supposedly became the greatest threat in America, even though there is zero proof that the patriot act, or any of that has made us one bit safer according to the ACLU analysis.

We already are in a situation where about any person in “law enforcement” can give a “letter” to almost anyone else forcing them to expose everything they know about you with no due process.

WasMiddleClass 12/15/2011 8:59pm
in reply to Irisiridescent Dec 15, 2011 2:50pm

Agreed.

WasMiddleClass 12/15/2011 8:58pm

I always find the money trail informative in politics these days.

From a little known resource on this site,

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/money


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