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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WasMiddleClass 12/15/2011 10:02pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 13, 2011 4:23pm

Why do you think a law worded in the days when the situation now was only science fiction should be applied now, and could possibly help anything?

We have tons of arcane federal laws that were never updated to reflect current reality, such as the one that says you can not use any “telecommunication device” to contact anyone anonymously that “annoys” them without being thrown in prison for two years, and fined huge amounts of money.


And you want another one?

WasMiddleClass 12/30/2011 11:08pm

Boston D.A. Subpoenas Twitter Over Occupy Boston, Anonymous

On December 14, Twitter received a bizarre subpoena from the District Attorney of Suffolk County, which includes Boston.

It requested “All available subscriber information, for the account or accounts associated with the following information, including IP address logs for account creation and for the period December 8, 2011 to December 13, 2011


Yeah…we need more regulation…

WasMiddleClass 12/28/2011 8:23pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 28, 2011 9:55am

You TOO.

Yeah right…

What about this part?


Wouldn’t some just love that is all privacy software was made illegal…

CurtisNeeley 12/28/2011 9:55am

SOPA does NOTHING but make it easier to ENFORCE EXISTING LAW and gives the DOJ another tool to enforce laws.

The Supreme Court Justice who called internet wire communications the, unique and wholly new medium of worldwide human communication ,was twenty-five when the first WMD was used to terrorize Japan into surrendering in WWII. The United States did NOT enter WWII to stop Hitler from exterminating Jews but to punish Japan for bombing Pearl Harbor.

Internet wire communications are nothing more than the logical progression of 47 USC §153 ¶(52) communications by wire and not the unique and wholly new medium of worldwide human communication called in OBVIOUS error by a Justice who was 77 and past the age for retiring and drawing Social Security at the time.


No judge grew up with internet wire communications!

CurtisNeeley 12/30/2011 6:40am

Internet wire communications will be AS REGULATED AS TELEVISION when my Federal Court case(s) resolve(s).


This comment thread has become too domainer and become useless.

How does one find a website when uses of even “snippits” by GOOG et al requires a license fee like it will SOON?

Why won’t GOOG et al follow the robot.txt protocol on my website?

jpg site:curtisneeley.com GOOG MSFT

WasMiddleClass 11/22/2011 10:12pm

Homeland Security Shuts Down Live Stream Sites. Where Will I Watch My Sports?


So what is this law really for?

irvinlesh12 11/24/2011 2:50pm

If this bill passes, we’ll be like China, the people in China don’t have freedom of free speech or expression. The Internet is the only Industry that is growing despite the bad economy. If this bill does indeed pass, people will loose a lot of jobs.

WasMiddleClass 12/17/2011 12:22am



AllanTreen 12/01/2011 4:03pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 01, 2011 12:47am

The Internet is one of the last places for people to freely speak their mind without any recourse or persecution. Controlling the free exchange of idea’s and opinions will only slow man kinds ability to perceive the ever changing world around them. For those who support this bill i will remind you that because of the internet, and the way it works. Humanity has never been closer then it is right now……

WasMiddleClass 12/31/2011 10:06pm

This bill never even made the main stream media, but hit #1 here thanks to the internet.

CurtisNeeley 12/29/2011 12:19pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 28, 2011 10:15pm

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”

Benjamin Franklin gave us this worthless but neat-sounding drivel long before setting any of the slaves free this Founding-Father owned. NOT the life qualities ideal for an authority to cite regarding liberties? Mr Franklin granted his slaves liberty before death on April 17, 1790. Oddly enough, Benjamin Franklin died ONE month and 13 days before the initial copy[rite] FRAUD passed on May 31, 1790

Internet wire communications will be AS REGULATED AS TELEVISION when my Federal Court case(s) resolve(s).

SOPA is not the ideal way to end copy[rite] violation by wire. Making copy[rite] violation by wire a crime with MANDATORY prison time, – period.

Copy[rite] in the USA must be rewritten with the international Berne Convention personal copy rights entirely removed from the existing USA corporate copy ritual.


WasMiddleClass 11/30/2011 10:37pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 29, 2011 12:57am

Cable channels….

Who decides what minors view adult material on cable? The government?

Kaljinyu 12/02/2011 12:46am
in reply to CurtisNeeley Nov 28, 2011 6:28pm

But doesn’t the DMCA only limit the liability of infringing sites if they don’t make attempts to stop the infringement going on? From what I’ve read, the DMCA says “Hey online service providers, unless you try and stop the copyright infringement happening on your sites, you’re still liable.”

And isn’t that also what SOPA says? Isn’t the fundamental plank behind each act saying “If you don’t allow infringement, we won’t shut you down in 5 days. But if you do allow it, we will.”? Do I still misunderstand?

AllanTreen 12/01/2011 10:29pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 01, 2011 10:01pm

Regulation is a terrible idea. It should not be the governments job to decide whats offensive, Not to mention Unconstitutional. The damage that could be done by censorship of social media would be catastrophic. Even if they censor the US you cant censor the rest of the world.

AllanTreen 12/05/2011 1:32am
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 03, 2011 12:21pm

Considering the internet is world wide, One government should not have the power to censor what it feels as its share of domain names. I mean Honestly man do you really want to live in a world where you post a video that includes a popular song in the backround. It gets a couple thousand hits and all the sudden your being sued by a multi million company? I fail to see your side of the argument and how we will all benefit by this act.

CurtisNeeley 12/01/2011 12:47am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Nov 30, 2011 10:37pm

Thanks, I see the similarity. Adult material is NOT available on publicly accessible cable unless the cable has Internet wire communications. Adult material is generally subscription and the TV with adult material access by cable is assumed to be monitored by an adult.

Leaving adult material available and accessible on television via cable where a minor may view it is contributing to the delinquency of minors in most US jurisdictions.

The FCC regulates most cable television communications as you can note from the fines that CBS was given for Ms Jackson’s 2004 Superbowl wardrobe malfunction .


WasMiddleClass 12/04/2011 11:13pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 03, 2011 2:35pm

What do you think you will actually accomplish by giving the government more power over the internet?

Many of my friends sites have been publishing their actual IP for a while now just in case they are erased from DNS by .gov with no due process, like so many sites already have been .

And there is a reason why many avoid Google as much as possible.

Research what info Google gives government on request…

CurtisNeeley 12/05/2011 10:40pm
in reply to AllanTreen Dec 05, 2011 1:32am

I have heard this outrageous claim and it is ludicrous. The video of the dancing baby should have faced the complainant in court or ignored them. Once in the United States people would stand up for what they felt was right and not just back away and become the wire venue’s viral complaint.
Sounds like that is EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING!

I am sick of the whining about the dancing baby. ANYONE ELSE?

The case involved idiotic claims by Universal Music and these claims will steer clients away from Universal Music. Oops Well; Appears they are too big to fail just like Chevy et al?


COPYRITES should be limited to the artist’s life and 50 years.


CurtisNeeley 12/03/2011 12:21pm
in reply to AllanTreen Dec 01, 2011 10:29pm

It is NOT unconstitutional to regulate the Internet anymore than it is to censor daytime television shows or the Superbowl halftime. An industry-wide five second delay of all live performances ALLOWS CENSORING. It is EXACTLY the government’s job to censor according to the Communications Act.

The laws requiring “censorship of the Internet” are not hidden or unconstitutional.
See USC 47 §§ 151,152, 230, 231.

The public will see the Internet is nothing but a high-powered telegraph wire that the FCC fails to regulate due to a confused, seventy-seven-year-old Supreme Court Justice who called the Internet a mysterious, unique and wholly new medium in ridiculous error.
ACLU v. Reno, United States Supreme Court No. (96-511) (June 1997)
Computer wire communications were neat when unregulated?

CurtisNeeley 12/01/2011 10:01pm
in reply to AllanTreen Dec 01, 2011 4:03pm

Humanity has never been able to disclose information regardless of the effect it has on others. Anonymous international communication that is offensive is illegal already but the FCC has not regulated wire communications by calling them instead some mysterious new medium. I agree that it is generally good, but there MUST be regulation as required by law already.
Censor the UnReguLated Internet wires

Game over in a month or two…
Appellant Brief

CentristFiasco 12/20/2011 10:00am
in reply to Irisiridescent Dec 15, 2011 11:16pm

No it wouldn’t be political suicide if passed because if you actually read the bill and gain an understanding on what’s going in then you would know that this bill is needed.

WasMiddleClass 12/07/2011 12:19pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 06, 2011 6:02pm

I think the problem most people, including myself, have with these bills is that it gives the government even more power. It is obvious that they already have the power to shut down websites they deem offensive at will now seeing as how they have already shut down hundreds, without any due process mind you. We have witnessed what more government power under the guise of protecting people has gotten us. Take the Patriot Act for example. Out of all the billions of dollars spent to spy on US what was the result?

CurtisNeeley 12/07/2011 4:58pm
in reply to pavementends42 Dec 07, 2011 2:37pm

@pavementends42 Ummm – THERE ARE NO US LAWS THAT PROTECT COPY RIGHTS There are artists rights tenuously protected in USC 17 §106A. In the United States USC 17 or the Copy[rite] Act, enshrines the United States government sanctioned copying RITUAL. SOPA is NOT bad for artists although most content is owned by corporations. Please explain your rational for that claim. – if there is one?

It is PRECISELY anti-competition in that keeps content thieves from competing with purchasers of the government sanctioned copy[rite] holders.

I understand your claim and semi-agree with it. The government sanctioned copy[rite] is unconstitutional since 1790 and has fooled most United States citizens and judges into thinking the IP backwards United States recognized the personal right to exclusively control created art.

@pavementends42 it appears you need to read the bill here then comment.

@WasMiddleClass I have served the Attorney General and the Federal Communications Commission.

cadaverousmob 12/20/2011 12:19pm
in reply to CentristFiasco Dec 20, 2011 9:54am

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

WasMiddleClass 12/07/2011 6:24pm


I have no interest in getting into the finer points of copyright law now.

There are far bigger issues facing most of us now…

I wish you the best on taking on the powers that be. I have done it several times myself.

Many of us are more worried about our voices being silenced, to speak out about our jobs/money/rights/lives being stolen…

Maybe copyrights is yours above…

But no new law will help most now…and probably not you either.

I must say some lawyer friends of mine find it “interesting”…

CurtisNeeley 12/29/2011 12:54pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 29, 2011 12:19pm

I believe unregulated internet wire communications have been illegal since begun. There is no option besides enforcing laws already passed.

SOPA makes absolutely no difference after existing but ignored laws are required to be followed. I wrote wire communication software BEFORE Google existed. Ten years ago it was archived.

I am severely brain damaged but can write and deploy a Google Inc search interface today. I suspect most “programers” can too. My reservation software, see archived above, was so much above search engines in complexity.

Unregulated internet wire communications have been illegal since begun. No option remains besides enforcing laws already passed.

47 USC §151

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.


WasMiddleClass 12/20/2011 11:39pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 20, 2011 10:19pm

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?

CurtisNeeley 12/09/2011 7:13pm

Pending since September 19, 2011
To be “affirmed” violating common laws interpreted using grammar as explained plainly in the REPLY BRIEF free below. BUT HOW?

Neeley v NameMedia Inc, et al, (5:09-cv-05151)(11-2558 )<< See three years in court.


GamerLEN 12/11/2011 4:10am
in reply to raichu Dec 08, 2011 9:19pm

Funny. I thought the media were the guys backing the bill… I know the Motion Picture Association of America is one of the main ones. Pity none of them know how computers work otherwise they’d see that it’ll be like throwing a snowball into a furnace for stopping piracy.

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