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S.2029 Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 17, 2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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  • 68% of users support S.2029

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  • S.2029 has been viewed 10,470 times

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    • Google

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    • Motion Picture Association of America

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 06, 2012, by okwolffcub - This bill eliminates free trade, and hampers free trade/free speech and other such rights! It will continue to be shot down, REGARDLESS of what names or how many bills you people try to send it through under! Enough is ENOUGH already!

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      As noted by okwolffcub, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 06, 2012, "This bill eliminates free trade, and hampers free trade/free speech and other such rights! It will continue to be shot down, REGARDLESS of what names or how many bills you people try to send it through under! Enough is ENOUGH already!"
    • On February 01, 2012, by rory_haynie - I have read over the OPEN Act and I agree with the general direction of the BILL. It seems to be geared towards going after those that are making money on pirated software (Advertisers and Transaction Gateways) and those that are registered under the domain name of the piracy sites rather than bystanders, websites and forums that basically shared or received information on the site. However I saw one section of the Bill that raised concern: “The Commission (A)may investigate an alleged violation of subsection (b) on its own initiative;“ This section worries me that the government will be left with the power to begin the investigation process without even contacting the copyright owners. This would make a loophole to the complaint process. I would suggest that at the very least the copyright owners consent would have to be given for this type of investigation to begin. Please let me know what you think and whether you agree.

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      As noted by rory_haynie, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 01, 2012, "I have read over the OPEN Act and I agree with the general direction of the BILL. It seems to be geared towards going after those that are making money on pirated software (Advertisers and Transaction Gateways) and those that are registered under the domain name of the piracy sites rather than bystanders, websites and forums that basically shared or received information on the site. However I saw one section of the Bill that raised concern: “The Commission (A)may investigate an alleged violation of subsection (b) on its own initiative;“ This section worries me that the government will be left with the power to begin the investigation process without even contacting the copyright owners. This would make a loophole to the complaint process. I would suggest that at the very least the copyright owners consent would have to be given for this type of investigation to begin. Please let me know what you think and whether you agree. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Repost: DECEMBER LEGISLATIVE TRACKING | IAN International - April 04, 2012 by Howie - Senate Bill S. 2029: A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to deter unfair imports that infringe United States intellectual property rights, and for other purposes. The bill was introduced on 12/17/2011 by Mr. Wyden. The bill was ...

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      As noted by Howie on April 04, 2012, "Senate Bill S. 2029: A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to deter unfair imports that infringe United States intellectual property rights, and for other purposes. The bill was introduced on 12/17/2011 by Mr. Wyden. The bill was ..." (/url?q=http://033ddb9.netsolhost.com/wordpress/repost-december-legislative-tracking&sa=U&ei=7TmET7G8Eqjo2QXRrZHkCA&ved=0CC4QmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNF7jeo5OEp4EdwQcZS-3UL7n5bL6w)
    • Repost: DECEMBER LEGISLATIVE TRACKING | IAN International - April 04, 2012 by Howie - Senate Bill S. 2029: A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to deter unfair imports that infringe United States intellectual property rights, and for other purposes. The bill was introduced on 12/17/2011 by Mr. Wyden. The bill was ...

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      As noted by Howie on April 04, 2012, "Senate Bill S. 2029: A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to deter unfair imports that infringe United States intellectual property rights, and for other purposes. The bill was introduced on 12/17/2011 by Mr. Wyden. The bill was ..." (/url?q=http://033ddb9.netsolhost.com/wordpress/repost-december-legislative-tracking&sa=U&ei=D_CCT_eUFci-2gX_1uz8Bg&ved=0CC4QmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHvAB-SYQlppbvlnSihNbwah1pCZw)
    • Repost: DECEMBER LEGISLATIVE TRACKING | IAN International - April 04, 2012 by Howie - Senate Bill S. 2029: A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to deter unfair imports that infringe United States intellectual property rights, and for other purposes. The bill was introduced on 12/17/2011 by Mr. Wyden. The bill was ...

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      As noted by Howie on April 04, 2012, "Senate Bill S. 2029: A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to deter unfair imports that infringe United States intellectual property rights, and for other purposes. The bill was introduced on 12/17/2011 by Mr. Wyden. The bill was ..." (/url?q=http://033ddb9.netsolhost.com/wordpress/repost-december-legislative-tracking&sa=U&ei=aJSBT52GAuTq2QXkm_XwBg&ved=0CC4QmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHWGjhLelt3BRQXQSEimi_lQLeOwg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Default Concerns Make Belize Bonds Worst in Emerging Markets - July 31, 2012 by Businessweek - The yield on Belize’s 2029 bond rose 2 basis points to 20.10 percent at 9:15 a.m. in New York. Belize’s economy will probably expand 2.8 percent this year after growing 2 percent in 2011 and compared with 4 percent growth for Central America ...

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      As noted by Businessweek on July 31, 2012, "The yield on Belize’s 2029 bond rose 2 basis points to 20.10 percent at 9:15 a.m. in New York. Belize’s economy will probably expand 2.8 percent this year after growing 2 percent in 2011 and compared with 4 percent growth for Central America ..." (http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-07-31/default-concerns-make-belize-s-bonds-worst-in-emerging-markets)
    • World’s Highest Debt Yields Signal Buy Belize Bonds to TCW - June 21, 2012 by Bloomberg - TCW’s bet may be paying off. Belize’s 2029 bonds have returned about 15 percent since February, compared with 1.6 percent for Latin American debt, according to JPMorgan indexes and data collected by Bloomberg. The yield on the bonds fell 67 ...

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      As noted by Bloomberg on June 21, 2012, "TCW’s bet may be paying off. Belize’s 2029 bonds have returned about 15 percent since February, compared with 1.6 percent for Latin American debt, according to JPMorgan indexes and data collected by Bloomberg. The yield on the bonds fell 67 ..." (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-21/world-s-highest-yields-signal-buy-belize-to-tcw-on-restructuring.html)
    • The Life of Julia” - May 03, 2012 by Commentary Magazine - According to Obama’s chart, publicly held debt is roughly 80 percent of the GDP. Age 17: It’s 2029, and publicly held debt is now nearly 90 percent of the GDP. Fortunately, Obama’s Race to the Top program means that Julia can “take the ...

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      As noted by Commentary Magazine on May 03, 2012, "According to Obama’s chart, publicly held debt is roughly 80 percent of the GDP. Age 17: It’s 2029, and publicly held debt is now nearly 90 percent of the GDP. Fortunately, Obama’s Race to the Top program means that Julia can “take the ..." (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/05/03/the-life-of-julia-chart/)
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