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 (6)

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  • 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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  • Lyall050287 12/16/2011 6:46pm

    Though it may surprise people, even though I studied cyber crime I am opposed to this bill. The issue of people pirating stuff and protecting intellectual property can be handled a lot better then by this. Surprisingly I have a family member in favor of this bill and wanting to see it pass

  • WasMiddleClass 12/17/2011 12:22am

    Well…?

    http://www.eurasiareview.com/17122011-anonymous-declares-cyber-war-on-us-congress-over-indefinite-detention-act/

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    Lyall050287 12/17/2011 2:09am

    Interesting….

  • hoss9009 12/18/2011 10:36am

    Funny how Republicans hate govt. regulations, except when Disney wants them to…

  • 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

  • CurtisNeeley 12/18/2011 5:03pm

    My lawsuit against Google Inc and NameMedia Inc seeking addition of Microsoft Corporation and the FCC makes SOPA completely irrelevant after the FCC begins regulating Internet wire communications as should have happened decades ago.
    Reply Brief

  • WasMiddleClass 12/18/2011 7:27pm

    Wrapping Up a Week Of Action Against SOPA

    Yesterday and today, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has hunkered down in the Capitol for markup sessions of SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. The basic facts looked bleak: this Internet blacklist bill is a disaster that stands at odds with the Constitution, but the deep pockets of its legacy media backers managed to make it enough friends in committee that its quick passage seemed possible. Judiciary Committee Chairman, author of the bill, and “Hollywood’s Favorite Republican” Lamar Smith scheduled just a single hearing, stacked the deck in his bill’s favor, and rushed it through to markup now, at the end of the legislative session.

    But then a funny thing happened: the Internet fought back…

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/wrapping-week-action-against-sopa

  • WasMiddleClass 12/18/2011 7:28pm

    Just here…

    1% Users Support Bill

    13 in favor / 1506 opposed

  • WasMiddleClass 12/18/2011 7:31pm

    The “internet” (We The People) are fighting back on MANY fronts now!

  • 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.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/19/2011 9:12pm

    The “internet” will be doing more than just emailing.

    But we will do that too…

    Thanks

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    CentristFiasco 12/20/2011 9:55am

    I’ll fight it by backing Speaker Boehner and Eric Cantor in the House, buddy!

    Internet Revolution Shall Begin! Support SOPA!

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    WasMiddleClass 12/20/2011 10:19pm

    And my army will eat them for a snack…

    You will see.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/20/2011 11:39pm

    And how does it feel to be part of the tiny minority that supports Congress now, never mind the far smaller one that supports the Republicans?

  • walker7 12/19/2011 10:06pm

    Look at the comparison chart on this page and you’ll see why it is obvious that SOPA and PIPA should not have a chance at become law:

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2397826,00.asp

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    WasMiddleClass 12/20/2011 10:38pm

    Thanks for that link.

    It was very informative.

    I don’t have as much time as I want on this issue with the others I am involved in now.

  • cadaverousmob 12/19/2011 11:23pm

    DHS and the RIAA have been caught red-handed for illegally downloading music themselves: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-57345342-245/bittorrent-downloads-linked-to-riaa-dhs-ip-addresses/

    So it’s okay for them to download illegal stuff but we’re not allowed to? They are always a bunch of freaking hypocrites. Spread the news that the RIAA and DHS says it’s okay for them to download illegal stuff but it’s not okay for us! That should kill this bill real fast!

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    CentristFiasco 12/20/2011 9:54am

    It’s called testing if the site actually has their content, dummy to provide proof that if website is in violation of a law or not.

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    cadaverousmob 12/20/2011 12:19pm

    No, it’s called if your IP is caught downloading illegal music then you are caught red-handed downloading illegal music! That’s exactly how DHS and the RIAA catch people who download illegal content: by IP address—duh! Whether you delete the content later or not doesn’t matter because you have already downloaded it. That’s like stealing a cell phone from the store then later returning it but it doesn’t matter because you already stole it—duh! It ain’t rocket science! hahaha

    So if the RIAA and DHS are caught the same way (IP addresses directly linked to downloading illegal music), then they should be punished, too! But it’s obvious you support this bill because you work for them or are associated with them. As of this moment, only 14 favor this bill while 1557 do not! That tells you right there that you are a tr011. haha

  • CentristFiasco 12/20/2011 9:52am

    I support this bill in all its entirely!

  • CurtisNeeley 12/20/2011 3:45pm

    SOPA will pass by the end of 2012 and will result in very little compared to the order that the FCC regulate wire commerce. How interactive can reading wire communications be?

    One example can be seen HERE

    The PENDING Eighth Circuit Federal Appeals Court ruling is explained on the page linked above.

    The linked page helps illustrate why SOPA does nothing as written now!
    QUICK go protest SOPA by email or by phone. The SOPA bill does absolutely nothing and makes absolutely nothing different than now but makes what can already be done easier to do.
    2 + 2 = 4
    2 X 2 = 4
    2^2…= 4
    Wikileaks is almost GONE now. Go protest that “cyber-death-sentence” to further vent frustration.

    Pirates were all criminals but don’t “piracy” SOUND romantic?

  • GamerLEN 12/20/2011 4:13pm

    Well, looks like it won’t be happening tomorrow after all.

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111220/11175317144/lamar-smith-says-just-joking-about-tomorrow-sopa-markup-postponed.shtml

    Personally I think that’s about the most boneheaded move that Smith could’ve made. Next year is an election year and nobody is going to want to go anywhere near a bill as controversial as this one during an election year. Even if it does go through Obama would probably veto it for the same reason in reverse, to get every single net-geek, techie, and so on voting for him in November (because, y’know, Gingrich or Romney stood a chance in hell anyways).

    Looks like the internet may be safe after all.

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    retched 12/21/2011 4:00am

    Don’t forget that vetos can be overridden.

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    GamerLEN 12/21/2011 7:17am

    For a veto to be overridden the bill in question has to have at least 2/3rds support from both the House AND Senate. If either one has less than that it can be vetoed.

  • 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 12/20/2011 7:38pm

    Demand Progress has set up a PayPal donation form that will work toward defeating SOPA. The more you donate, the better chances that SOPA will be defeated soon. If you are interested in donation, go to:

    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=mGPSlYjQqXyHzAubeUDL6Iydkw5kZjHCHB4QTWmamD3sdaxWVUUGvKO7N-K&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8db2b24f7b84f1819343fd6c338b1d9d60

    We just defeated the robocall bill (H.R. 3035). The House leadership just killed it and chose not to advance it. Let’s hope the same thing happens with SOPA, PIPA, and S.978.

  • WasMiddleClass 12/20/2011 10:44pm

    Some more links to those fighting this… disastrous bill.

    http://blogs.ft.com/fttechhub/2011/12/story-of-the-week-the-internet-fights-sopa/#axzz1h1PU8Rxt

  • WasMiddleClass 12/20/2011 10:53pm

    I’ll post this article here because it actually does have a lot to do with this bill in the big picture of things…

    The Defining Issue: Not Government’s Size, But Who It’s For

    The defining political issue of 2012 won’t be the government’s size. It will be who government is for.

    Americans have never much liked government. After all, the nation was conceived in a revolution against government.
    But the surge of cynicism now engulfing America isn’t about government’s size. It’s the growing perception that government isn’t working for average people. It’s for big business, Wall Street, and the very rich instead.
    In a recent Pew Foundation poll, 77 percent of respondents said too much power is in the hands of a few rich people and corporations.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/the-defining-issue-not-go_b_1159294.html?ref=yahoo&ir=Yahoo

  • 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?

  • retched 12/21/2011 3:43am

    I have a question for CurtisNeeley who is seemingly intent on shutting down the “Pornternet” and the passage of this bill.

    You seem to be comparing the China, Iran like clauses of the SOPA and PIPA bills to the actual regulation of China and Iran. So to you I ask, have you read the bill and do you understand what the bill does? Because I’m sure if you did, you can see why the bill literally cripples the internet, ruins innocent people’s works, and does nothing but creates a confuddled mess of things.

    So before I go raging on about why this bill is bad… I wanted to know where you stand or if you’re bandwagoning onto this bill because your case in the Appeals Circuit Court would also be subsequently affected.

    Furthermore, I will also say piracy is also bad and while a measure should be enacted… wait, we have the DMCA already… Why is this bill being considered again?


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