S.968 - PIPA

A bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes. view all titles (6)

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  • 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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  • stanbsmith 01/12/2012 12:54pm

    Opposing this bill is tantamount to opposition to private property rights.

    Support the Protect IP Act of 2011 if it is changed to be enforceable and to define theft of IP as a crime that requires the thief to pay restitution for each violation to each citizen/victim of the theft. The analogy I would offer is similar to the theft and sale of credit card information. If someone comes into a place of business and transacts business, the business is entitled to use the credit card information only for purposes of the current transaction. If it collects and sells that information to another party, that is treated as theft. The same should hold for any information disclosed by one party to another party.

    Further, in the Protect IP Act of 2011, the very definition of those who are subject to the act – an entity “dedicated to the infringement of IP” puts an unreasonable burden on enforcement to prove that the entity is “dedicated” to infringement.

  • mgdesmond13 01/12/2012 5:20pm

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

  • 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!

  • 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 01/14/2012 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

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    CurtisNeeley 01/15/2012 7:04pm

    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

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    CurtisNeeley 01/15/2012 7:05pm

    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

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    WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 10:35pm

    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?

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    CurtisNeeley 01/20/2012 10:34am

    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

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    CurtisNeeley 01/20/2012 6:33pm

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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”

  • 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.”

  • 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…

  • 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 9:36pm

    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.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/18/2012 9:37pm

    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 9:37pm

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

  • 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 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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/

  • 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 8:35pm

    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 8:56pm

    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 9:37pm

    All you new people are free to post your thoughts here too…

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    WasMiddleClass 01/20/2012 9:39pm

    People in Congress read here…


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