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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Kaljinyu 12/02/2011 12:46am
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 28, 2011 6:28pm

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?

AllanTreen 12/01/2011 10:29pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 01, 2011 10:01pm

Regulation is a terrible idea. It should not be the governments job to decide whats offensive, Not to mention Unconstitutional. The damage that could be done by censorship of social media would be catastrophic. Even if they censor the US you cant censor the rest of the world.

walker7 12/01/2011 10:26pm

The following sites talk about a reasonable alternative to SOPA and PIPA:


We are getting there. I really hope that both the too-dangerous SOPA and PIPA will be eliminated in favor of this new alternative.

WasMiddleClass 12/01/2011 10:18pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 01, 2011 10:01pm

I see rape, murder, and every other imaginable crime on plain old network TV every day. I can but a video game in Toys R’ Us and chop peoples heads off all day…

So what needs to be censored on the internet?

If it is copyright infringements why is it that the government is already shutting down any site they want to for that at will now?

I say it is the peoples voice they want to censor.

WasMiddleClass 12/01/2011 10:11pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 01, 2011 12:47am

So you are saying you do not have to subscribe (pay) for the internet in America?

Are not children ALWAYS supposed to monitored by an adult?

CurtisNeeley 12/01/2011 10:01pm
in reply to AllanTreen Dec 01, 2011 4:03pm

Humanity has never been able to disclose information regardless of the effect it has on others. Anonymous international communication that is offensive is illegal already but the FCC has not regulated wire communications by calling them instead some mysterious new medium. I agree that it is generally good, but there MUST be regulation as required by law already.
Censor the UnReguLated Internet wires

Game over in a month or two…
Appellant Brief

AllanTreen 12/01/2011 4:03pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 01, 2011 12:47am

The Internet is one of the last places for people to freely speak their mind without any recourse or persecution. Controlling the free exchange of idea’s and opinions will only slow man kinds ability to perceive the ever changing world around them. For those who support this bill i will remind you that because of the internet, and the way it works. Humanity has never been closer then it is right now……

CurtisNeeley 12/01/2011 12:47am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 30, 2011 10:37pm

Thanks, I see the similarity. Adult material is NOT available on publicly accessible cable unless the cable has Internet wire communications. Adult material is generally subscription and the TV with adult material access by cable is assumed to be monitored by an adult.

Leaving adult material available and accessible on television via cable where a minor may view it is contributing to the delinquency of minors in most US jurisdictions.

The FCC regulates most cable television communications as you can note from the fines that CBS was given for Ms Jackson’s 2004 Superbowl wardrobe malfunction .


WasMiddleClass 11/30/2011 10:37pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 29, 2011 12:57am

Cable channels….

Who decides what minors view adult material on cable? The government?

CurtisNeeley 11/30/2011 3:12am
in reply to IvyLilithe Nov 29, 2011 1:50pm

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.


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.

johnmarkfoley 11/30/2011 12:15am
in reply to jonez734 Nov 16, 2011 6:32pm

actually, every signal intended for human ears eventually becomes an analog signal. after it leaves the device into a wire leading to a speaker or headphones it becomes as recordable as any old school radio signal.

IvyLilithe 11/29/2011 1:50pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 24, 2011 11:03pm


CurtisNeeley 11/29/2011 12:57am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 28, 2011 11:57pm


The United States has signed this treaty including Article6bis.

“…(1) Independently of the author’s economic rights, and even after the transfer of the said rights, the author shall have the right to claim authorship of the work and to object to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of, or other derogatory action in relation to, the said work, which would be prejudicial to his honor or reputation…”

Simple explanation approved by Congress making US copyrite law unconstitutional for violating the Fifth Amendment and the intentions of the Ninth Amendment. Unconstitutional besides being vague and unenforceable since 1976 when over-broad/vague fair-use exceptions were established.

US Courts will decide by 2012.
Cable Channels?

WasMiddleClass 11/28/2011 11:57pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 28, 2011 12:10am

I have to ask about this one too:

“All visual artist should have the right to control where their visual art is displayed to minors WITHOUT relying on filtration!”

What about all those cable channels?

WasMiddleClass 11/28/2011 10:44pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 28, 2011 2:54pm

So you are a big supporter of censorship by the government apparently.

“Anything pertaining to a foreign website applies domestically.- BTW”

Maybe we need a “great firewall” like China too?

CurtisNeeley 11/28/2011 6:28pm
in reply to Kaljinyu Nov 28, 2011 1:25am

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

z3ro 11/28/2011 5:07pm

From what I’ve read, this will unfortunately seriously hurt the only sector in the U.S. economy that is experiencing major growth. I can only see more harm than good in this bill. 1984 much?

CurtisNeeley 11/28/2011 2:54pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 28, 2011 12:10am

Thanks to the info. Child pornography is not what I was referring to. Adult pornography production and consumption like with Teri Weigel was the copy+right portion I am referring to.

The Internet will be as censored as television and radio are censored when shown to anonymous people before I cease my lawsuit against GOOG, MSFT, and the FCC.

Copy+rights will be a personal “right” in the United States just as the right recognized in the rest of the Berne Convention Countries of the world.

All visual artist should have the right to control where their visual art is displayed to minors WITHOUT relying on filtration! Anything pertaining to a foreign website applies domestically.- BTW

PDF Appellant Brief (56 pages)

Kaljinyu 11/28/2011 1:25am
in reply to Kaljinyu Nov 22, 2011 4:24pm

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

WasMiddleClass 11/28/2011 12:10am

And just to comment on your “The Internet wire communications will finally be safe for children” comment Curtis:


Though it has absolutely nothing to do with this bill…

WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:51pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 27, 2011 11:08pm

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.


WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:48pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 27, 2011 11:42pm

And this stuff too…

Senator joins fight to reopen database website shut down by government


WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:42pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 27, 2011 11:40pm

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.


WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:40pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 27, 2011 11:29pm

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.


WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:32pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 27, 2011 11:08pm

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

WasMiddleClass 11/27/2011 11:29pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 27, 2011 11:08pm

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.


CurtisNeeley 11/27/2011 11:08pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 27, 2011 8:28pm

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.

cdyswain 11/27/2011 10:22pm
in reply to walker7 Nov 26, 2011 3:26pm

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


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

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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.


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.”

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