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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WasMiddleClass 01/05/2012 9:06pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Jan 05, 2012 8:54pm

You are always here? Hmmm…

Anyways…

Do you really believe the FCC could ever regulate the Internet? Do you think declaring war on people that DOD, and every other three letter name, already worries about is a good idea?

CurtisNeeley 01/05/2012 8:54pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 05, 2012 8:15pm

http://futureofmedia.uservoice.com/forums/38396-what-government-policies-could-improve-the-news-an/suggestions/2155461-regulate-wire-communications-as-is-the-fcc-mission

Yes, things have changed since 1934. Nuclear weapons were created and used by the United States. Telegraph machine speeds increased into the gigahertz and were then called computers instead. A wire-line for unregulated communications developed and was called a unique and wholly new medium in error. See ACLU v. Reno, United States Supreme Court (June 1997) This common wire-line was finally regulated by the FCC just as television and telephones.

The last sentence has not happened yet but pends before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals since Sept 19, 2011.

WasMiddleClass 01/05/2012 8:15pm

All this talk of 1934 is making me feel old (older)!

There have been a few changes since then.

http://it.ojp.gov/default.aspx?area=privacy&page=1288

WasMiddleClass 01/05/2012 7:39pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Jan 05, 2012 5:58am

You’re so tricky! We better research what you say better. Lol

WasMiddleClass 01/05/2012 7:36pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Jan 05, 2012 5:58am

Gee…who would have guessed…

Thank God I don’t have to pay for my CB licence anymore. That used to suck.

walker7 01/05/2012 9:50am

Another article, saying that Congress resists SOPA:

http://www.salon.com/2012/01/03/left_and_right_congress_resists_the_stop_online_piracy_act/

CurtisNeeley 01/05/2012 5:58am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 04, 2012 10:19pm

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.

WasMiddleClass 01/04/2012 10:45pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 04, 2012 10:42pm

And remember they were elected to supposedly represent us, the people.

WasMiddleClass 01/04/2012 10:42pm

Let ’s take this one step further.

If we use the internet to send a email to our elected representatives in DC because we are upset about this bill, or anything, and we either don’t put our name on it, or simply put our first name on it, and the content of that email annoys the person we sent it to, should we be arrested and fined lots of money by law?

WasMiddleClass 01/04/2012 10:26pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 04, 2012 10:22pm

How about if I use a walkie-talkie to talk to someone and it has wires inside?

WasMiddleClass 01/04/2012 10:22pm

I wonder if wired and wireless mean the same thing too…?

WasMiddleClass 01/04/2012 10:19pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Jan 04, 2012 9:07pm

@ 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”.

“Commerce” is all they could regulate under that even if the internet is considered wired.

If I surf to other countries am I going on a “wire” to them?

Then there is that old “commerce clause” in the constitution that was so perverted to give federal government so much power…

CurtisNeeley 01/04/2012 9:07pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Jan 04, 2012 9:03pm

(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?

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.

WasMiddleClass 01/04/2012 8:34pm
in reply to GamerLEN Jan 04, 2012 4:35pm

There is far more involved this time, such as the DNS servers I am using right now that would become illegal under this bill because they are not from any ISP, and could bypass the blockade.

GamerLEN 01/04/2012 4:35pm
in reply to B3nj4m1n Jan 04, 2012 10:58am

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.

B3nj4m1n 01/04/2012 10:58am
in reply to GamerLEN Jan 04, 2012 8:53am

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

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.

GamerLEN 01/04/2012 8:50am
in reply to CaptainStar Jan 03, 2012 2:15pm

O RLY? OvO

WasMiddleClass 01/03/2012 9:32pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 03, 2012 9:30pm

Many sites of all kinds out there have been telling their viewers to do that for a long time now…

WasMiddleClass 01/03/2012 9:30pm

How to bypass #SOPA if/when it passes.

What SOPA would do to censor the internet is force internet companies to block their DNS servers from sending you to the sites you want. When you type in donttreadonmike.com, your request is sent to a DNS server which then sends you to the website’s true address, or IP address, which just looks like a bunch of numbers. Under SOPA, if a site is blocked or blacklisted, it will still be there, but DNS servers will no longer process your request. The site can still be accessed directly through it’s IP address.

You may want to start building a list of your favorite site’s IP addresses just in case SOPA passes so that you’ll still be able to visit them.

http://donttreadonmike.com/2012/01/03/how-to-bypass-sopa-ifwhen-it-passes/

CaptainStar 01/03/2012 2:15pm

This bill is stupid!

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!

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.

CurtisNeeley 01/02/2012 7:24pm
in reply to GamerLEN Jan 02, 2012 12:16pm

@gamerLEN
“You do realize nobody is paying attention to you anymore right?”

Did they EVER pay attention? Online and offline pornography will soon require authenticated adult viewership and that viewership dates/times be stored local to the computer used to display adult art.

Did you catch the online and offline part of the above? It is already technically trivial and has been trivial for twenty years or more.

Michael Henri Page Esq misled the Western District of Arkansas Magistrate Judge Honorable Erin L Setser and described the Google Inc search engine as, “For one thing, search is completely automated. It goes out, it crawls the web, it sees what’s there, and it reports it back. The machine has no way of knowing whether a picture is nude…”, as is totally incorrect and malicious. See Dkt 216 pp(71-75) and read the fairytale told by Google Inc in open Court.

GamerLEN 01/02/2012 1:40pm
in reply to B3nj4m1n Jan 02, 2012 11:30am

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.

GamerLEN 01/02/2012 12:16pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 29, 2011 12:19pm

You do realize nobody is paying attention to you anymore right?

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.

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

GamerLEN 01/02/2012 9:46am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 01, 2012 10:26pm

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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