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 9:52am

I support this bill in all its entirely!

aegold 09/17/2013 7:34am
in reply to thomsonjeff123 Feb 16, 2012 1:07am

Thank you so much for the information you have shared with us!
I am impressed!

WasMiddleClass 11/21/2011 10:14pm

I ask all viewers here to make your voices heard over here also.

I am a little dismayed by the fact that the site was “supposedly” Libertarian, being related to the Cato institute somewhat… but as you can see from the comment section…?

Anyways…it is an additional platform to be heard from.

http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/show/112_HR_3261.html

walker7 12/11/2011 6:47pm

Here’s an update on SOPA:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/11/1044328/-Update-On-Stop-Online-Piracy-Act:-This-Weeks-Activism-Plan-In-Front-Of-Thursday-Vote?via=siderecent

This Thursday will be the opportunity to get rid of this bill. Don’t forget that Ron Wyden will choose to do that filibuster if the bill does come up for a vote.

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

You’ve been told lies by the bloggers.

Irisiridescent 12/21/2011 1:28am

I can’t believe some of these people! They make me want to scream!

They are willing to allow the government to yank away our rights for the sake of ‘anti-piracy’? I read the bill, and guess who else does something like that? China, where you will be arrested for protesting, or talking bad about the government, the government decides minimum wages, and it is a communist country. Uh, I actually paid attention in history class, and I know that is not what America was founded on!

Yes, stealing is bad, but this bill is not going about it the right way. There are already laws in place to hit the pirates. This is going to be like hanging 10 men in the name of making sure you get a guilty one!

Why can’t the people who support this bill get that through their heads?

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.

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

GamerLEN 12/28/2011 2:43am
in reply to walker7 Dec 27, 2011 9:18pm

Will do. :D

WasMiddleClass 12/22/2011 9:34pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 22, 2011 12:30pm

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?

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?

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.

pavementends42 12/07/2011 2:37pm

This is an anti-competition law and shouldn’t pass committee, let alone come to a vote. It discourages new businesses, despite claims, and tries to solidify existing businesses as the only sources for licensed content. This law favors big entertainment so they no longer have to change their business models to suit the market; instead this law tries to shape the market to suit these entertainment conglomerates. It is a subsidy for the entertainment industry, at it’s highest, most ruthlessly capitalist levels. It is bad for the internet, users, web entrepreneurial upstarts and the artists themselves! That and there are ALREADY LAWS THAT PROTECT COPYRIGHTS!

walker7 12/27/2011 9:18pm
in reply to GamerLEN Dec 27, 2011 2:15pm

Keep those support-droppers coming.

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.

GamerLEN 12/27/2011 2:15pm

There goes another one. Graphic Artists Guild is against SOPA now. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111227/00454417194/graphic-artists-guild-changes-mind-withdraws-sopa-support.shtml

cabankelvin 12/06/2011 1:13pm

This bill or proposed law is wrong.The internet will not be an entertaining vehicle if this bill is approved.Many companies try to project something and influence people in a way.This while they see their same material used by Internet users for entertaining purposes on the world wide web but with a different kind of educational focus or role.The owners of those companies forget that those people are citizens who in some cases have their own internet pages that they economically maintain and that those people are not looking to have any lucrative interest because of that property.If this is approved the freedom of speech by regular citizens will be affected as people will not be able to use photos,videos or any material owned by the big interest companies because of copyrights.Citizens will have to pay jail for that.It seems that there is a Government concern on how the internet continues to influence the people by using the same freedom of speech used in other communications vehicles.

raichu 12/08/2011 9:19pm

This bill has been completely overhyped by the media. The bill does not in anyway take down the Internet. It very specifically states that the bill only applies to sites that are solely for the purpose of illegal actions. These sites are already illegal and this bill just makes it easier to prosecute them. It again differentiates between them and normal websites. This not apply to the vast majority of the Internet. Businesses like Google are against it simply because they would be too lazy to adjust their search engines.
These websites are again already illegal and do not have a right to exist. The bill is therefore not at all that bad. I feel it should be divided into separate bills for its many sections for better detail, but it is not a censorship bill. Its wording is not vague at all but actually very specific.

walker7 12/20/2011 6:22pm

Wednesday’s hearing has been postponed, but still, it is always a good time to show your opposition to SOPA.

walker7 12/29/2011 7:25am

Here’s another article:

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/28/morning-bell-the-unintended-consequences-of-internet-regulation/

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.

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

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?

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?

ZeltraxMillenium 11/17/2011 1:00pm

Well, it’s the 17th and sites like YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook, and DeviantArt haven’t gotten blocked yet so, can anyone find out more info about this thing?

I am really AGAINST this bill as it would pretty much CRIPPLE the internet as we know it.

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

SHUT UP ABOUT YOUR DAMN PORN, NOBODY CARES!

CurtisNeeley 11/04/2011 11:40pm
in reply to molonlabe Nov 04, 2011 7:39pm

The “natural rights” rational v “utilitarian rights” rational are mutually exclusive rationals for IP that is very obvious but apparently was over N. Stephan Kinsella’s logical abilities? This may have came from the incorrect claim on page fifteen.

“Only A has the right to copy the book (hence, ‘copyright’”

N. Stephan Kinsella therein reveals a fundamental logical error. There are no “natural rights” involved whatsoever in United States copy[]right or IP laws. The rite of printing a book was initially called a “right” when Queen Anne allowed one printer to control all printing unless another party was given permission to print. The first copyrite statute in about 1710 or Statute of Anne. I agree with the claim that a personal right can not last longer than a person lives.
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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.

Artrimil 01/20/2012 3:09pm

I hope that Congress realizes that the MPAA and all of their affiliates got started because they committed copyright infringement. Video recording was patented by Edison then after that they basically said “Screw you we want to make movies without having to pay you for your world-changing technology!”. If they are going to support something like SOPA and PIPA, they should at least get their facts straight and not be complete hypocrites. Oh wait, everyone in Congress, the White House staff, the Supreme Court, and the Federal Reserve(which isn’t even affiliated with the government, they are a privately owned sector that the government loves because they can get money from them for free) are all hypocrites already. Don’t worry about the election, it won’t change anything. If you want to do something about the corruption that’s trying to control us, then take action. Don’t vote, protest(peacefully). Don’t take their crap any more.

PS: You should have expected us.

walker7 01/19/2012 8:11pm

IMPORTANT: Here is a petition that you should definitely sign.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/megaupload_seizure/?akid=1155.585444.PHZzk0&rd=1&t=2

In case you don’t know already, Megaupload was seized shortly after yesterday’s PIPA protest. This is just a preview of what could happen if PIPA or SOPA were to pass. Please do not let this happen again. I hope that a lot of people sign this petition.

OperationBoobiesForFreedom 01/20/2012 3:52pm

My name is Jennifer, and I think that SOPA is a terrible idea, puts the very fabric of our free speech in jeopardy, and we should do everything we feel we can to fight it.

Thanks in advance for your help, I hope that if enough of us stick together and make enough noise, we can beat this thing!

Jennifer Sulkin

OPERATION BOOBIES FOR FREEDOM

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Please at least repost it, we could really use your help! Thanks, see ya there!


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