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 12/28/2011 10:15pm

One last thought for the day.

All the privacy software I am running right now can bypass the Great Firewall Of China with no problem, totally illegal to them.

So now we are going to make that illegal here in the name of so called safety?

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”

Benjamin Franklin

WasMiddleClass 12/28/2011 9:34pm

This whole thing reminds my way too much of why some say we need more laws to restrict legal gun ownership to prevent crimes by criminals that already cant legally own a gun in the first place.

The same old song they sing about how we need more laws to restrict law abiding peoples rights so they can stop the criminals from doing things that are already illegal by existing laws…

WasMiddleClass 12/28/2011 8:53pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 28, 2011 8:51pm

I’m not going to state what the Constitution says here, but how would everyone feel if a law was passed that said you could only have glass walls in your house now so you can be watched, and you had to carry a camera that transmitted everywhere you went and what you did with you at all times?

Without software that is capable of bypassing that DOJ “blockade” also that is what you will be forced to live with.

And did you ever wonder why government cant just go arrest those supposed criminals instead of trying to block us from accessing them???????

WasMiddleClass 12/28/2011 8:51pm

@SOPA is not an infringement against anything, and these internet kids need to stop bringing up the First Amendment.

Well thank you for that compliment. I still remember playing Gunship on my C64… when I was somewhere around 30.


This part could take away any privacy available to anyone in America.

“knowingly and willfully provides or offers to provide a product or service designed or marketed by such entity…for the circumvention or bypassing of a Justice Department-erected blockade.”

Now I assume most of us know we are walking on the entire planet while we are online, and there are many predators out there, both official and unofficial, that don’t have our best intentions at heart. And most know your standard browser and web connection track and record every step you make, for eternity.

WasMiddleClass 12/28/2011 8:23pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 28, 2011 9:55am

You TOO.

Yeah right…

What about this part?


Wouldn’t some just love that is all privacy software was made illegal…

WasMiddleClass 12/28/2011 8:22pm
in reply to WeAreButler Dec 27, 2011 10:43pm

Yeah right…

What about this part?


Wouldn’t some just love that is all privacy software was made illegal…

ToBeContinued 12/28/2011 2:44pm

Dear Congress

You hate to know all the details of this bill BEFORE voting for it.
Here are some facts for you…


CurtisNeeley 12/28/2011 9:55am

SOPA does NOTHING but make it easier to ENFORCE EXISTING LAW and gives the DOJ another tool to enforce laws.

The Supreme Court Justice who called internet wire communications the, unique and wholly new medium of worldwide human communication ,was twenty-five when the first WMD was used to terrorize Japan into surrendering in WWII. The United States did NOT enter WWII to stop Hitler from exterminating Jews but to punish Japan for bombing Pearl Harbor.

Internet wire communications are nothing more than the logical progression of 47 USC §153 ¶(52) communications by wire and not the unique and wholly new medium of worldwide human communication called in OBVIOUS error by a Justice who was 77 and past the age for retiring and drawing Social Security at the time.


No judge grew up with internet wire communications!

GamerLEN 12/28/2011 7:47am
in reply to GamerLEN Dec 28, 2011 7:44am

Whoops, missed one. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/12/sopa-faces-growing-opposition-among-conservatives.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

GamerLEN 12/28/2011 7:44am


GamerLEN 12/28/2011 2:45am


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

Will do. :D

WeAreButler 12/27/2011 10:43pm

SOPA in itself is NOT a violation of any amendments or an invasion of privacy — get that through your heads! Copyright infringement is terrible and should be removed. The premise of this bill is perfect, however I disagree with the means.

SOPA is great in it’s premise, however it gives OTHER PEOPLE the power to limit our civil rights. I firmly believe this will culminate into destruction — as if they have the power they will certainly abuse it.

SOPA is not an infringement against anything, and these internet kids need to stop bringing up the First Amendment.

I oppose it SOPA, and hope you do too, but don’t argue with these terrible arguments.
Logically it should pass as the only issue is our ideology and lack of trust in the government, which I believe is correct, but the government will pass it, as they want power and will assure you they will not abuse their power.

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with SOPA.
Again I am against it, as I distrust the government.

WasMiddleClass 12/27/2011 10:28pm

It seems there is a lot more going on here than meets the eye.


Maybe look into it?

I did the flag.

WasMiddleClass 12/27/2011 10:12pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 27, 2011 10:12pm


WasMiddleClass 12/27/2011 10:12pm

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit that sends trained volunteers to the site of severe accidents, suicides, fires, and violent theft. The volunteers comfort family members, witnesses, and bystanders—traumatized people who can’t be helped by anything found in an ambulance.

TIP might seem an unlikely target for a federal copyright lawsuit, but it found itself hauled into court last week for posting 14 local newspaper articles about TIP and its volunteers to the group’s website.

The lawsuit was filed by a company named Righthaven, an entrepreneurial venture formed by a Vegas attorney and the publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It was filed without warning or notice, and it seeks more than just statutory damages and attorneys’ fees; it asks the court to “direct GoDaddy and any successor domain name registrar for the Domain to lock the Domain and transfer control of the Domain to Righthaven.”

WasMiddleClass 12/27/2011 10:07pm

Jut ran across this… Hmmmm…

Copyright troll Righthaven’s domain name now up for auction


Interesting indeed.

I have not read up on it yet…

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

Keep those support-droppers coming.

CurtisNeeley 12/27/2011 8:44pm
in reply to GamerLEN Dec 27, 2011 2:15pm

Graphics Artists Guild becomes a conspirator of GOOG in another fraud like the one disguised as a class-action where Graphics Artists Guild “sued” Google Inc and hope to conspire with Google Books to create an alternative to the unconstitutional US copy[rite]. They all say it is settled although it is NOT. I opposed the unfair and dishonest conspiracy in NY as did the DOJ and thousands of others.

Not paying attention to BACKWARDS US copy[rite] law whatsoever are you GamerLen? That is OK. Apparently nobody here or in the copy[rite] BACKWARDS USA is either. That will change very soon.

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

CurtisNeeley 12/26/2011 2:00am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 25, 2011 9:04pm

In the UN-democratic United States corporations are treated as people but have not been given the rights of individuals as far as I have learned. An individual right may only be asserted by an individual. An individual has rights that can’t be purchased or sold. These rights are impossible to transfer and cease upon death of the individual. The Berne Convention protocol allows an individual’s right to be maintained for fifty years by heirs or others for preservation of the reputation of the recently deceased.

The BACKWARDS United States’ copy[rite] or the created corporate ritual for controlling copying will now develop into both a corporate copy[rite] ritual and exclusively an individual HUMAN RIGHT.

WasMiddleClass 12/25/2011 9:04pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 25, 2011 4:02pm

“A corporation can’t have an individual right!”

Then how can they buy elections, and put so much money behind this bill???

Merry Christmas

WasMiddleClass 12/25/2011 9:01pm

I hope everyone here had a good Christmas.

WasMiddleClass 12/25/2011 8:59pm
in reply to GamerLEN Dec 24, 2011 5:41am

Hey…why are you sticking your tongue out at me :Þ

cadaverousmob 12/25/2011 5:09pm

Wikipedia Gives Middle-Finger to SOPA: http://image.bayimg.com/dalaeaadj.jpg

CurtisNeeley 12/25/2011 4:02pm

The Copy[rite] Act was unconstitutional when writen by a school book publisher, Noel Webster, and a judge, Benjamin Huntington in 1789 and was unconstitutional when signed by George Washinton.

This has been obvious for centuries but is still propogated as the United States’ legal HOAX. Regardless; I am one of the 15 supporters. I believe SOPA is a good idea after copy[rite] is recognized as an INDIVIDUAL personal right and limited to author’s life plus fifty years.

A movie won’t have just one copy[rite] but is group’s artistic production and movies need protection by a law very much like SOPA but NOT like USC Title 17.

Internet wire communications should already be regulated by the FCC.

Have a merry christmas and remember the Supreme Court addresses cases brought to it but otherwise is silent.

A corporation can’t have an individual right!

GamerLEN 12/25/2011 2:52pm


There goes another one~ Just like the other ones~ :D

Also, something that just occurred to me. The supreme court will probably just strike these down as unconstitutional anyways unless they’re amended A LOT.

The Justices are all in a job until retirement or death and all live in mansions. Trying to bribe them is like spitting in the ocean so the MPAA will have to rely on justification… which they don’t have.

Without the mountain of dollar signs infront of their eyes they’ll be able to tell just how full of shit SOPA and PIPA are.

cadaverousmob 12/24/2011 11:05pm

Go Daddy lost 21,054 domains in 1 day because of SOPA: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/12/24/go-daddy-lost-21054-domains-yesterday-in-wake-of-sopa-pr-disaster/?awesm=tnw.to_1CMq1&utm_campaign=social+media&utm_medium=Spreadus&utm_source=Twitter&utm_content=Go+Daddy+lost+21%2C054+domains+yesterday+in+wake+of+SOPA+PR+disaster

walker7 12/24/2011 9:27pm
in reply to walker7 Dec 24, 2011 9:16pm

In addition, on this site, you can boycott GoDaddy:


You don’t have to transfer any domains, but you can do so if you so choose. Remember that you want GoDaddy to stop support of BOTH the SOPA and PIPA bills.

walker7 12/24/2011 9:16pm

This is a list of SOPA supporters and their E-mail addresses:


If you strongly oppose SOPA, you could E-mail any of these and tell them why you think SOPA should be destroyed.

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