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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    lalbert 11/18/2011 5:07pm

    Bro, I don’t give a flying blue fart about your nude photos. I have about as much use for your nude photos as a fish would have for a toaster. However, I am in school to become an IT professional. This bill threatens everything I’ve worked my entire life for, and I’m not going to take it lying down. Have you considered using a password to protect your files? Just saying, that would cut down on people accessing them without your

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    SuperShaniaX 11/18/2011 11:07pm

    Part of me wants to say troll. But if you really think like that, what the hell is wrong with you? How can you SUPPORT this? It’s not about “porn” or “nude pictures”. It’s about our RIGHTS. There is MUCH more about the internet than porn.

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    pmoore 11/19/2011 2:57pm

    I would just like you to know that you are very ill in the head. Furthermore, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Censorship affects EVERYBODY, not just this weird demographic of porn-addicted activists that you seem to have made up in your spare time. This is especially true when the bill serving as the basis for this censorship is so broadly worded. Imagine clicking on a youtube link thinking it’s legitimate and then BAM! felony charge. That’s very possible given the wording SOPA is currently using. Personally, I don’t give a flying fig newton about your porn collection, but I would like to feel safe browsing the internet without having to mull over for three days as t whether reading somebody else’s facebook post will put me in jail.

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    JungleGirl 11/25/2011 3:04pm

    I would simply like to point out that pornography on the internet will not be eradicated just because we pass this bill.

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    CurtisNeeley 11/25/2011 3:32pm

    No ma’am. The Internet WILL be regulated after the Eighth Circuit Court orders the FCC to regulate “Internet wire communications” just like TV and radio are regulated now by law. It will not eliminate pornography but will no longer allow pornography to be accessed by anonymous persons. POOF!

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    pmoore 11/16/2011 11:38pm

    Blatant theft of people’s work is one thing, but this bill extends beyond that problem and threatens people who are in no way involved in that. Think of it this way: It’s as if every time you left a store, someone could point at you and shout “Hey, he just stole a candy bar!”, and suddenly you’d have security guards pouncing on you and a felony charge waiting just around the bend. SOPA won’t save your precious property, but it will make it possible for anyone who doesn’t like you to royally screw you over for something you haven’t done.

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    zankulong 11/17/2011 12:32am

    think of it this way you paint something that has a relavance to something else. a.k.a a joke or something. you are now a felon.

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    pmoore 11/17/2011 9:10am

    Furthermore, I don’t see any problem with spanking the brats who try to take other people’s work and pass them off as their own, but this is just ridiculous. It’s going to punish more than just the thieves. It will punish the mothers who send home videos to their soldier son overseas with copyrighted materials (properly attributed, mind you) used as the soundtrack (perhaps their son’s favorite song). It will punish documentarians who have no way to block out audio used in PA systems and are thus forced to “infringe on your copyright” with proper attribution in order to make their own free expression possible. Even worse, there is no warning system. If you “get caught infringing copyright”, BOOM, that’s it; you’re a felon.

    I hear you, man, but this is not a bill to win back the “poor artist’s” intellectual property. This is an attempt by the business-oriented producers to ensure that their content is under draconian lock and key.

  • patrickrhodesmartin 11/16/2011 7:29pm

    The Protest Site for this can be found at American Censorship Day

  • zankulong 11/17/2011 12:27am

    I say we should use are constitutional right to fight the government take these money grubbing people out of our government and remake our government to were you have to have a degree to in it and they have to swear a oath to up hold the constitution and if they break that oath they get the death penalty

  • RadioActive 11/17/2011 2:49am

    Its amazing how money can influence anything, even if its so very and utterly wrong.
    If this passes, I’m crossing state lines and going to Canada. No way will I be put in jail just for karaoke-ing a song on Youtube. This is such a joke.

  • saber 11/17/2011 2:55am

    235 years of fighting for freedom slowly going down the drain. It sure would be nice for our elected would represent the people instead of special interest. There is no doubt that this bill was introduced strictly for the monetary gain that will be received by our representatives and no consideration for freedom from censorship.

  • Chunmeista 11/17/2011 3:44am

    As shown, Google opposes this bill. Enough said there.

    I can imagine the Internet as a nation in itself. Its citizenship includes millions, even billions of people from countries across the world. On the internet, people decide what is right and wrong, be it voicing their opinions, or even liking or disliking a comment. It’s simple and true democracy, at its finest. As such, the Internet has an efficient form of self government, where everyone can vote.

    If any nation attempts to censor the internet, I’d say it’s comparable to an act of aggression on another country.

    The Internet is the one true “land of the free and home of the brave,” where the citizens of the world can freely express their ideas and opinions. Let’s keep it that way!

  • 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.

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    patrickrhodesmartin 11/17/2011 5:50pm

    That was just the protest date the bill has been moved to another committee. It has not been voted on yet

  • AWPhilly 11/17/2011 2:18pm

    Copyrights are important, but the mechanisms in this bill, the potential for abuse by right’s holders, and the self-censorship and prior-censorship that would occur will destroy the internet as we know it. It will become less social, less inter-connected, less stable. This bill truly scares me.

  • patrickrhodesmartin 11/17/2011 5:48pm

    I will seriously consider suing the government if this passes.

  • ATTENTIVECITIZEN 11/17/2011 8:28pm

    lets make this simple.
    1. it abridges freedoms including exspression and speech
    2.its a pointles sbill that benifits the country and its real issues in no way shape or form
    3. WHY THE HECK ARE THEY WASTING THEIR TIME ON DISTRACTIONS STILL?

  • walker7 11/17/2011 9:15pm

    Everyone has been doing a great job so far, but SOPA and PIPA are still not dead. Please continue to show your opposition to these bills!

  • papatulle 11/17/2011 10:24pm

    We need to get people out of office that even THINK this is ok, rid us of the few rule the majority attitude they have now..

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  • IvyLilithe 11/18/2011 1:16pm

    1% Users Support Bill

    We elect people to the United States government to represent the wants and need of the American people, not the wants and needs of these elected representatives or the wants and needs of the people with the most money. With only 1% of the people who view this bill actually supporting it, and with all of the opposition that we the people have made to show that this is NOT what we want and NOT what we need, why is it even being considered?
    There are bigger problems they could and should be focusing on, but instead they delay and turn toward frivolous issues such as this. Leave our constitutional rights alone and focus on the important things. Like, oh I don’t know, unemployment and education.

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    WasMiddleClass 11/21/2011 8:05pm

    You are correct.

    The burning question is WHY are they pushing this “bipartisan” bill…

  • WasMiddleClass 11/21/2011 8:03pm

    People should consider that this is one of the types of things they want to be able to censor on the web…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmJmmnMkuEM&feature=player_embedded

    If the web is allowed to be censored in the name of fighting copyright infringement we will likely see the same thing as we got with the patriot act in the name of fighting terrorism:

    ACLU Sues Government to Find Out Secret Interpretation of Patriot Act

    http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/aclu-sues-government-find-out-secret-interpretation-patriot-act

    NYTimes Sues The Federal Government For Refusing To Reveal Its Secret Interpretation Of The PATRIOT Act

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111010/04043716279/nytimes-sues-federal-government-refusing-to-reveal-its-secret-interpretation-patriot-act.shtml

    Their game is all about controlling us, and the web is the one place they don’t have that much of if it…yet…

  • WasMiddleClass 11/21/2011 8:13pm

    Look at the big picture.

    YouTube has copyright infringements: Pull the plug on it…

    Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc: Pull the plug…

    And about all that is left for people to get information from is the main stream media, that is owned by???

  • WasMiddleClass 11/21/2011 8:35pm

    Be sure to read this too all you viewers here.

    Join the Public Mark-up of SOPA

    http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2431-Join-the-Public-Mark-up-of-SOPA

  • 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

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    Liberty1 11/21/2011 11:08pm

    This quote from that site is very troubling

    “H.R. 3261 would promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property”

    I don’t see “Libertarian” there no matter what Cato is supposed to be.

  • Liberty1 11/21/2011 10:39pm

    This video is indeed though provoking

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp9N61YpviA


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