S.968 - PIPA

A bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes. view all titles (7)

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  • Popular: PIPA as .
  • Official: A bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: PROTECT IP Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 as reported to senate.
  • Short: PROTECT IP Act of 2011 as reported to senate.
  • Popular: PIPA.

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WasMiddleClass 01/20/2012 8:56pm

And to all the new viewers here, please be sure to read the latest blog posts over there on the right side of the page.

SOPA/PIPA Dead …For Now.

http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2464-SOPA-PIPA-Dead-For-Now-

WasMiddleClass 01/20/2012 8:35pm

A Comprehensive Look at Those For and Against SOPA

The battle lines have been drawn

http://www.webpronews.com/a-comprehensive-look-at-those-for-and-against-sopa-2011-12

WasMiddleClass 01/20/2012 8:34pm

Good job everyone!!!

I wish I could give a medal of honor to all those that helped win this battle!

That goes to show what We The People can do when we come together on a common cause.

The war is far from over though…

Now…if we can just take our country back from big money…

WasMiddleClass 01/20/2012 8:33pm

SOPA and PIPA postponed indefinitely after protests

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When the entire Internet gets angry, Congress takes notice. Both the House and the Senate on Friday backed away from a pair of controversial anti-piracy bills, tossing them into limbo and throwing doubt on their future viability.

The Senate had been scheduled to hold a proceedural vote next week on whether to take up the Protect IP Act (PIPA) — a bill that once had widespread, bipartisan support. But on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was postponing the vote “in light of recent events.”
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives said it is putting on hold its version of the bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The House will “postpone consideration of the legislation until there is wider agreement on a solution,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said in a written statement.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/20/technology/SOPA_PIPA_postponed/

CurtisNeeley 01/20/2012 6:33pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Jan 20, 2012 10:34am

http://open.salon.com/blog/curtisneeley/2012/01/20/11-2558_curtis_neeley_jr_v_namemedia_inc_et_al_letter

“et al” is currently Google Inc and they will lose this case very soon and PIPI and SOPA will both be very irrelevant. United States’ Copy[rite] Act will be found unconstitutional as could not be more obvious to the common photographer or citizen. Copy[rite] has been unconstitutional since the HOAX was signed by George Washington in 1790.

Wire communication regulation is one of the reasons the FCC exists and regulating analog broadcast transmissions is a tiny portion of their statutory authority.
Cable subscription television and internet wire communication regulations are now demanded begun!
It is trivial to regulate display of adult material to adults and will be required within months. I hope a Supreme Court petition is not required but am ready if so.

CurtisNeeley 01/20/2012 10:34am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 18, 2012 10:35pm

sure @WasMiddleClass- you guys have lost already so post whatever makes you feel better. Did the Justice who wrote the ruling graduate HS before the first nuclear bomb existed. Probably so…

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20120120/D9SCIR5O1.html

CurtisNeeley 01/20/2012 10:27am

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20120120/D9SCIR5O1.html

Bill or no bill, these “pirates” may go to jail for life.

walker7 01/19/2012 8:10pm

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.

uzumakiclan43 01/19/2012 4:00pm

All I have to say is that Censorship is a double-edged sword. While, in the past with censors like the Comics Code, Hays Code, and the FCC putting almost as ridiculous regulations and restrictions on what an author, producer or director could or could not do, it spawned several generations of very innovative and clever minds who came up with very unique ideas on how they wanted to get their vision past the censors, while making it seem as though they were conforming to the “oppressive” rules of the era. Yet, with SOPA and PIPA, there is no chance for honest men and women with brilliant ideas, computer or otherwise, to get past these outrageous zealots who would soon accuse a child trying to post his own fanart on Photobucket in the United Kingdom for stealing their intellectual property rather than going after an actual pirater in their own backyard who loves to tell stories of his own crimes. With SOPA and PIPA, there is no double-edged sword. Just the hangman’s noose.

shadowAaron34 01/19/2012 11:05am
in reply to sanityscraps Jun 09, 2011 1:56am

Have you not been reading ANY of the comments on this page? There are even Senetors in congress right now who KNOW that this Bill would be nothing but an absolute obstruction to the flow of information on the internet. If it is passed, then we wont even be able to fgiht back at all! say if this bill does get passed, and theres an internet website made to oppose it, the componies who are in favor of this bill and dont want it down will just send some lowrate employeee to post some sort of piracy on it and poof! no more website because its blocked by the bill. do you really want that? no, i dont think so. It goes against the freedom of speech/Information laws that are already up and passed now!

WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 11:05pm

To all those out there fighting these bills:

As I watched CBS national news on my TV tonight report the blackout all I could think was WTF when Scott Pelley reported that CBS supports these bills!

What the hell happened to fair and impartial news!? That is not impartial reporting!!!

I will NEVER watch CBS news again!

WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 10:35pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Jan 15, 2012 7:05pm

What about the rulings by the Supreme Court a few years back that struck down most of another law that tried to do the same thing because it violated the First Amendment ?

Shall I post it again, over here?

WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 9:43pm

PIPA Protest Roundup and Whip Count Summary

OpenCongress is back online – as of a bit after 8pm ET, our anti-PIPAstrike action has come to a close. Thank you everyone for helping to spread the word and understanding why we joined a huge, huge, sprawling, informed, diverse, public-spirited, energetic, entrepreneurial, reality-based, passionate, design-richcoalition to protest PIPA & SOPA, the worst Internet bills in history and together the most-opposed legislation by the OC user community in the past year.

First, a piece of big site news (which unfortunately still pales in light of the fact that the #PIPA & #SOPA net censorship bills are still very alive & terribly dangerous)  Today’s #PIPAprotest has already blown away our record for most web traffic in a day. That’s tops since we launched way back in 2007,…

http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2463-PIPA-Protest-Roundup-and-Whip-Count-Summary

WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 9:37pm

Over 80,000 views on SOPA and 56,000 on PIPA so far here today! Damn!

WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 9:37pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 18, 2012 9:36pm

Is that possible? Yes, Indeed, in at one remarkable case, the message has already been sent—and received.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/165717/heres-how-force-congress-block-sopa-and-save-internet

WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 9:36pm

Here’s How to Force Congress to Block SOPA and Save the Internet

The American Civil Liberties Union, Free Press and the Save the Internet campaign have made it clear that the Stop Online Piracy Act poses a genuine threat to human rights advocacy and whistleblowing on the web.
Yet, the measure continues to advance in the US House, even as a Senate variation on it, the Protect IP Act, has been put on hold by Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden.

That’s why Internet sites have been going dark in protest today.

If the bill is stopped, it will be by political action. But that won’t be easy. Powerful lobbies, including Rupert Murdoch’s still considerable and influential DC operations, are backing it.

The only way that members of Congress, especially top Republicans in the US House who tend to defer to Murdoch and Fox News, will oppose SOPA is if they recognize that they could be threatened politically if they take the wrong position on the further of the Internet.

WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 9:35pm

SOPA, PIPA lose support from lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid blackout

Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) — Six U.S. lawmakers dropped their support for Hollywood-backed anti-piracy legislation as Google Inc., Wikipedia and other websites protest the measures.
Co-sponsors who say they can no longer support their own legislation include Senators Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, and Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat. Republican Representatives Ben Quayle of Arizona, Lee Terry of Nebraska, and Dennis Ross of Florida also said they would withdraw their backing of the House bill.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/six-us-lawmakers-abandon-anti-piracy-bills-as-google-protests/2012/01/18/gIQAzBHz8P_story.html

WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 9:34pm

I am very happy to see how many sites joined the web armada today in this first big battle. Every news outlet in the country seemed to be reporting it, even local TV news.

Some serious damaged was done to support on these bills today, but it is not over yet. FOX and the Murdock Newscorp empire is backing it… along with other networks.

If these bills continue to move ahead the “web” will hit even harder next time…

Some sites will even be putting up a blockade against all IP’s from Congress, and all other supporters, if necessary…

I read some of the…black ops kind…have some plans ready if needed too…

Politicians, and their rich masters, are in way over their head in this one I think…

x37cloud 01/18/2012 9:40am
in reply to kab13820 Jan 12, 2012 9:21am

Yup, but that is not it, eventually theyll see any website against them as a threat or find some stupid way to censor it to, infact we might not be able to post anything on our mind at all on the internet.

BMXbringer 01/18/2012 9:31am
in reply to matth35 Jul 09, 2011 2:16pm

Walmart might not be supporting this bill since any of the Walmart brand items being sold from their online site might get them in a legal bind since some of their items have been changed in a way to where they still fall in place of a name brand item with their logo on the label. Or does the bill not pertain to that?

uzumakiclan43 01/18/2012 9:00am

Know what’s severely hypocritical about this? The MPAA, along with several major motion picture companies like Warner Brothers support this deal, yet the same companies lease their intellectual properties for streaming (paid or otherwise) on sites like Netflix and Youtube. And Warner Brothers just signed a deal to allow paid rentals to stream their movies on Facebook, all websites that would be taken down if both bills were to be passed, as well as all that potential revenue per hit, and hit through linking it to another person’s profile. If someone finally realizes the gravity of the two bills and decides to kill them, I hope they use this line from a classic Sherlock Holmes movie: “Remind me to congratulate you on that brilliant piece of deduction.”

Mirium34 01/18/2012 6:41am

2 Corinthians 3:17: “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (New King James version)

Ecclesiastes 3:17: "God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

Matthew 12:36-37: "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

1 Peter 4:5: “They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead”

Rev 11:18: "….And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”

John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”

walker7 01/17/2012 9:13pm

Here’s a place where you can pledge to congresspeople who stand for Internet freedom, and won’t support censorship.

http://voteforthenet.com/

Don’t forget that Blackout Day is tomorrow! Please E-mail your state’s senators about destroying PIPA if you haven’t already. I have E-mailed a lot of them today.

A full list of senator contacts can be found here:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Good luck on destroying PIPA tomorrow! SOPA is on life support, so let’s do the same with PIPA.

walker7 01/16/2012 1:49pm

Congress ready to drop Sopa vote after White House says it would not support legislation that threatens openness of Internet:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/16/sopa-shelved-obama-piracy-legislation?CMP=twt_gu

Eric Cantor (R-VA) in House will probably kill SOPA (OMG!!!!!):

http://www.examiner.com/computers-in-denver/house-kills-sopa

This looks great! Now, don’t forget about killing PIPA this week!

CurtisNeeley 01/15/2012 7:05pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Jan 15, 2012 7:04pm

from p12 in conclusion of REPLY BRIEF linked<<<<

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.

http://www.curtisneeley.com/NameMedia/2011-2558/2558_DocketPDFs/2558%20REPLY%20BRIEF_stamped.pdf

CurtisNeeley 01/15/2012 7:04pm
in reply to walker7 Jan 14, 2012 4:27pm

from p12 in conclusion of *"REPLY BRIEF":http://www.curtisneeley.com/NameMedia/2011-2558/2558_DocketPDFs/2558%20REPLY%20BRIEF_stamped.pdf linked<<<<

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.

http://www.curtisneeley.com/NameMedia/2011-2558/2558_DocketPDFs/2558%20REPLY%20BRIEF_stamped.pdf

walker7 01/14/2012 4:27pm

More Big News: White House Will Not Support SOPA & PIPA:

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petition-tool/response/combating-online-piracy-while-protecting-open-and-innovative-internet

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/14/white-house-sopa-pipa_n_1206347.html

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120114/09513217409/white-house-comes-out-against-approach-sopapipa-response-to-online-petition.shtml?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

HildaSuf 01/14/2012 4:17pm

Regulations are going too far – EPA/special interests; car mfg.; loans; health care; this administration is taking over personal and private interests at super speed.
- cnsnews-com FCC Moves to Regulate Internet—Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be ‘Unfettered by Federal or State Regulation’ , June 18, 2010

walker7 01/13/2012 7:40pm

Have I got news for you!

Here is a list of the 61 senators that still need to meet with their constituents before the critical vote on January 24:
http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/oe3mf/these_61_senators_are_refusing_to_meet_with_their/

PIPA’s own sponsors ask Senate to hold off on cloture voting:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120113/15120617405/pipas-own-sponsors-backing-off-bill-ask-senate-to-hold-off-voting.shtml
http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2461-Six-GOP-Co-Sponsors-of-PIPA-Ask-Reid-to-Cancel-Vote

Ben Cardin says he’ll vote no on PIPA:
http://cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/cardin-statement-on-protect-ip-act

SOPA & PIPA Watered Down:
http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/01/13/sopa-and-pipa-watered-down/

DNS provisions pulled from SOPA (YES!):
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-57358947-261/dns-provision-pulled-from-sopa-victory-for-opponents/

It looks like we will be winning after all. But still, think positive!

mgdesmond13 01/12/2012 5:20pm

this is what due process is for. this shouldn’t be in congress. same with PIPA and SOPA.


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