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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cadaverousmob 12/23/2011 2:35pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 23, 2011 12:44pm

Did you fail reading comprehension in middle school? I wrote it as plain as day: no one cares what YOU propose. Last I checked, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! didn’t call CurtisNeeley up to ask for your sage advice or what you propose because again, no one cares what YOU propose. Get it? haha Geez, it’s like talking to a wall.

But of course, Google and the other corps do care about what SOPA will do. Which is why we want to stop it, So again, learn to read: no one cares what YOU propose but we all care to end SOPA. Get it? Now go back to learning how to read before you post.

Your quote: “ALL traffic to violating IPs and POOF; -foreign DNS blocked. Simple.”
My response: No, you’re wrong. As a network engineer, there are lots of others ways to get around firewalls. Hell, how do you think hackers in China get out of their firewalls? Please leave the technical stuff to real experts like me and stop with the bullsh*t OPINIONS. haha

WasMiddleClass 12/15/2011 8:58pm

I always find the money trail informative in politics these days.

From a little known resource on this site,

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/money

CurtisNeeley 12/16/2011 1:21am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 15, 2011 10:02pm

Yes this portion of the law is ENFORCED AS WRITTEN.
Laws that have meanings that change are either modified or apply EXACTLY or are ignored like by FCC UNTIL accused of MALFEASANCE.

Reply Brief PDF

From p. 12 of the PDF above.
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.

List just one. And next time as a link please.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/47/223.html

GamerLEN 01/02/2012 9:46am

http://www.pedestrian.tv/entertainment/news/anti-piracy-movie-ads-caught-using-pirated-music/60075.htm/

Not really news one way or the other on the outcome of SOPA, but it does you good to laugh. X3

GamerLEN 12/16/2011 5:52am

Hey guys? One thing we all seem to be forgetting.

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/192349-obama-threatens-to-veto-resolution-repealing-net-neutrality-rules

Obama has promised to strike down any bills that threaten net neutrality. This is an election year coming up. Obama will gain a ton of support AND VOTES if he blocks this thing.

Something tells me this bill has a veto in its future.

CurtisNeeley 12/16/2011 2:40pm
in reply to Irisiridescent Dec 16, 2011 1:49pm

PDF APPELLANT BRIEF (56 pgs)
PDF APPELLEE BRIEF OF NAMEMEDIA INC (19 pgs)
PDF APPELLEE BRIEF OF Google Inc (14 pgs)
PDF APPELLANT REPLY BRIEF PDF (16 pgs)

Nothing new magically became illegal. IP theft is made easier to stop.
The illegal actions done via a legit site makes the “legit” site a conspirator. Is that too hard to understand? IP theft is NOT robbing from the rich and giving to the poor or some other redeeming rational.

FRAUD “Saying the word Google and Microsoft, under this law, can make you a felon.” FRAUD
^NOT TRUE^

CurtisNeeley 12/16/2011 2:20am
in reply to Irisiridescent Dec 15, 2011 2:50pm

“Also, regulating internet wire communications is an infring[e]ment on a right. I don’t want the FCC peeking into what I’m doing online. I’m not doing anything wrong, but you wouldn’t want anyone going through your drawers in your house, would you?”

Incorrect. accessing anything that is “obscene” already should require that you claim to be an adult. Claiming to be an adult WAIVES the expectation of a right to privacy. This was already ruled by the Supreme Court.

Even viewing artistic nudity will require assertion of being an adult and waiving privacy when my lawsuit against NameMedia Inc, Microsoft Corporation, Google Inc and the FCC inch towards resolving.

CurtisNeeley 12/13/2011 4:23pm

This bill does nothing to address the fact that the Federal Communication has responsibility to regulate ALL interstate and international wire communications. Simply put for those here who are not able to read the law it is The Communications Act where wire communications are defined EXACTLY as follows.
47 USC §153(52) Wire communication
The term “wire communication” or “communication by wire” means the transmission of writing, signs, signals, pictures, and sounds of all kinds by aid of wire, cable, or other like connection between the points of origin and reception of such transmission, including all instrumentalities, facilities, apparatus, and services (among other things, the receipt, forwarding, and delivery of communications) incidental to such transmission.
-———————————————————————————-
Internet wire communications should already be REGULATED by the FCC and I have asked the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to order this done.

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?

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

GamerLEN 01/01/2012 1:50am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 31, 2011 10:06pm

It will soon enough. Its becoming an election issue. Thanks to the efforts of reddit and some younger politicians who do pay attention to the internet several congressional candidates are campaigning as anti-sopa, as well as the republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

FOX, CBS, and the other big boys all support SOPA so they probably want to keep it out of the public eye… But it looks as if that may not be possible anymore.

Eneri 12/21/2011 9:37pm

Well, I just received a smack in the face. I wrote a letter to my reps, and got 3 responses… One to a Dr., a Mr., and a Ms. Each were the exact same message, save for the different titles. Problems?

1) Only the Ms. was correct.
2) I can’t be Mr. and Ms. at the same time, morons.
3) Ha! I knew you wouldn’t read it, anyway… but that’s such an obvious lie, now that I have 3 copies of the same letter.

Argh. :/

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.

GamerLEN 12/23/2011 10:20pm
in reply to cadaverousmob Dec 23, 2011 4:51pm

Well, that and some ordinary people wondering how the hell they wound up on a ship in the first place. :P A lot of these guys are pissed at the Chamber of Commerce because they never did support SOPA in the first place and don’t know why on earth they wound up on that list.

GamerLEN 12/23/2011 10:21pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 23, 2011 10:05pm

THANK you. >_> Seriously. It drives me nuts when some parent says they need to censor television/books/comics/the internet because they’re too damn lazy to do some parenting and police their own children.

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 12/21/2011 7:17am
in reply to retched Dec 21, 2011 4:00am

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.

CurtisNeeley 12/21/2011 9:07am
in reply to retched Dec 21, 2011 3:43am

@retched,
Thank you for the direct question. I understand what the bill does and apparently much more than most here. I assert in United States Court that the copy[rite] Act has been unconstitutional since 1790!

I also assert in United States Court that the Communications Act has required regulation of Internet wire communications since before the Internet was “invented” to replace telegraphs. My case is already briefed and is before three judges who must now invent ways to prevent currently ignored laws from being applied. SOPA is fatally flawed in my opinion. SOPA requires ownership of copy[rites] to be purchased, as is unconstitutional.

I believe adult material should be regulated online just as it is elsewhere. I create a great deal of adult visual art. “Display by wire” of this art should be regulated regardless of where anonymous “collectors” put properly attributed visual art. See how easy it could have been to end?

Go-Oogle.net

cadaverousmob 12/21/2011 9:27pm

No more worries, people, because there’s already a way around SOPA:

Internet circumvents anti-piracy bill before it even passes → http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/20/internet-circumvents-anti-piracy-bill-before-it-even-passes/

Or just use a free proxy like Tor (torproject.org)! :)

WasMiddleClass 12/20/2011 10:38pm
in reply to walker7 Dec 19, 2011 10:06pm

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.

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

retched 12/21/2011 11:42pm
in reply to retched Dec 21, 2011 11:42pm

The only thing that I don’t like about this is the way that the law uses the “bad apple” approach to correcting piracy. That part is just ridiculous. I can’t see how this will receive Obama’s signature… I CAN however see it receiving an override to the veto. And I type too much.

CurtisNeeley 12/22/2011 2:47am
in reply to retched Dec 21, 2011 11:42pm

NameMedia Inc purchased photo.net and started showing all user portfolio and demo images to minors instead of requiring viewers be logged in and assert an age. I asked NameMedia Inc to allow me to remove my nudes and they refused.

Nothing in SOPA bypasses courts. SOPA does permit injunctions with “sureties” paid except for government actions yet inappropriate injunctions must pay damages.

Common law FRAUD is grounds for seizures of domain names. Scores of other laws can be used as well.
CurtisNeeley 12/22/2011 1:39am
in reply to cadaverousmob Dec 21, 2011 9:27pm

“Internet circumvents anti-piracy bill before it even passes → http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/20/internet-circumvents-anti-piracy-bill-before-it-even-passes/”

Really? using an foreign DNS is such an obvious AND ridiculous solution. Some hackers and many like “anonymous” are nothing besides criminals. How do you get to a foreign DNS? The Internet is so easy to regulate! It is technically very TRIVIAL. Plug-ins are simple and I propose REQUIRING an age verification plug-in where all websites are required to either rate content by directory or be fined and be blocked by the plug-in REQUIRED for ALL FCC approved/allowed browsers. Allowing a minor to access the Internet using an non-plug-in updated browser would be grounds for contributing to delinquency.

A non-rated website will be INVISIBLE to everyone. All access of any adult material will be logged by the age checking plug-in for 30 days. A responsible party can then easily check adult material usage. The robots protocol ….

GamerLEN 12/23/2011 10:23pm
in reply to CurtisNeeley Dec 23, 2011 5:44pm

… I knew a guy in high school who was delusional. He would constantly tell people that he’d done things like mastered diamond cutting in three weeks, was a professional alien hunter, and was a former member of N*Sync.

You’re sounding a lot like that guy.

retched 12/21/2011 11:42pm
in reply to retched Dec 21, 2011 11:41pm

As for DMCA being a hoax, hell I think anything which gives the Justice Department carte blanch right to shut down any website on content alone is shenanigans. But I name DMCA because it’s the go to button for legitimate take downs of a site. (Now as for ICE seizures of domain names. (What law gives them that right?)… I haven’t been a victim of this and I do everything I can to make sure I keep it that way. But with laws like this….) Also it’s how Google and Microsoft’s BING limits their results. Heck, if you REALLY read the results when DMCA is involved on Google, you can IGNORE IT. (Yay for weak enforcement.)

So I can see the reasoning for Google, haven’t used Bing as much so I can’t say them, and I don’t know much about NameMedia.

retched 12/21/2011 11:41pm
in reply to retched Dec 21, 2011 11:41pm

As for adult material, there are already (some) regulations regarding it. Such as that the subject of such material is above the age of 18 (as it should be) and that the viewing of such materials must also be above the age of 18 (or the majority where applicable). The owner of such material is responsible for ensuring that safeguards are in place to make sure no one under 18 can view it. (This is sadly moot point nowadays since kids can get credit card company branded debit cards from working with summer jobs as well as checking accounts and so forth.)

GamerLEN 01/01/2012 1:50am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 31, 2011 10:06pm

It will soon enough. Its becoming an election issue. Thanks to the efforts of reddit and some younger politicians who do pay attention to the internet several congressional candidates are campaigning as anti-sopa, as well as the republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

FOX, CBS, and the other big boys all support SOPA so they probably want to keep it out of the public eye… But it looks as if that may not be possible anymore.

CurtisNeeley 12/23/2011 12:44pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Dec 22, 2011 9:34pm

@WasMiddleClass,

Finally a question worth answering among the anonymous whining…

When you buy a cable package that includes movie channels like Cinemax You make sure kids don’t watch MA rated stuff now and are “legally” responsible for “regulating” the PURCHASED porn-lite.

@cadaverousmob,

“Who the hell cares what you propose? haha No one cares!”

Google Inc cares a great deal! Microsoft Corporation, NameMedia Inc, FCC, and the Attorney General care. 2000-3000 anonymous whiners here;- so what? ISPs will be ordered to block ALL traffic to violating IPs and POOF; -foreign DNS blocked. Simple. The Internet is high powered telegraph lines for trafficking in indecent wire communications without requiring responsibility. That ENDS VERY soon.

Neeley v NameMedia Inc, et al, (5:09-cv-05151)(11-2558)


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