S.968 - PIPA

A bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes. view all titles (7)

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  • Popular: PIPA as .
  • 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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    CurtisNeeley 01/21/2012 1:57pm

    Reno v ACLU was written by Honorable John Paul Stephens. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest member of the Court and the third-longest serving justice in the Court’s history.. He was twenty-five when the first nuclear bomb was dropped. I am sure the Internet was a mysterious “unique and wholly new medium” for him. He and four of the other confused old men/women grew up with no internet and agreed with him and felt the internet was mysterious but have now retired also. The court today still grew up with no internet but internet wire communications are not so new now.
    http://open.salon.com.blog….letter <<< See why its almost over.
    I doubt anyone much reads here and if they do they take the whining with a grain of salt.
    I am sure “free porn” is all that is driving resistance to both bills.
    The bills are irrelevant after the FCC regulates ALL wire communications.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/24/2012 11:17pm

    @"I doubt anyone much reads here"

    So who made that view counter spin up to all those tens of thousands of views per day on these bills?

    I must say Mr Neeley that your posts do meet most of the accepted requirements to be considered a troll by many…

    I can post the standards if you wish.

  • walker7 01/24/2012 5:23pm

    Here’s another petition to sign, which will give back the MPAA’s dirty money:


    And here is a petition to stop ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement):


  • WasMiddleClass 01/24/2012 11:18pm

    SOPA is dead. Long live SOPA!

    So it looks like SOPA and PIPA have both been shelved, for now. Bloggers and forum-goers around the internet are celebrating victory. While the anti-SOPA movement these past few months has been historic and unprecedented, the time to claim victory has not yet come and likely never will. Bad bills like SOPA/PIPA have a way of coming back from the grave. Often times, they are grafted on to other unrelated bills and pushed through with minimal attention. Even if SOPA and PIPA don’t come back, the scumbags who wrote them are still in office (this REALLY needs to change come November) and they areguaranteed to write similar bills in the future. Big Entertainment lobbyists paid a lot of money to buy politicians, and they aren’t happy that they haven’t gotten what they paid for. In fact, the MPAA is overtly threatening to stop giving money to politicians who went against their wishes.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/24/2012 11:19pm

    If this sounds like bribery to you, you’re not alone. Sign this official White House petition to investigate this act of blatant bribery.

    But even if SOPA and PIPA are really dead (which they definitely are not), while we focused all of our attention on them, at least two other bills are being pushed that are as bad if not worse. ACTA (which is actually a treaty, not a bill), and PCIP.


    ACTA stands for “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” (wikipedia article).
    I’ll let this video explain what ACTA does. (see link)

    The worst part is, for years the text of the treaty has been kept secret. According to the wiki article:

    “Both the Bush administration and the Obama administration had rejected requests to make the text of ACTA public, with the White House saying that disclosure would cause ‘damage to the national security.’”


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    WasMiddleClass 01/24/2012 11:20pm


    For more info on PCIP, check open its page on OpenCongress

    PCIP stands for “The Protect Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011.” It was introduced by, surprise surprise, Lamar Smith, the same scumbag who introduced SOPA. Why is he so persistent you ask? Well, according to OpenCongress.org, the largest portion of Lamar Smith’s campaign contributions come from the TV/Movies/Music industry. He’s not really passionate about this issue he’s just been bribed. Sorry, people of Texas district 21, but your Congressman has been bought and no longer represents you…

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    WasMiddleClass 01/24/2012 11:21pm

    So yes, we should take a moment to pat ourselves on the back for what we were able to spontaneously do to “stop” SOPA/PIPA. But don’t think that the fight is over. The fight will never be over. SOPA/PIPA have just been stalled temporarily. And even if they never come back, there are already bills that are just as bad, or worse, right around the corner. ACTA has been around since the Bush years. PCIP has been around since May and hardly anyone has known or cared (including myself). We can’t let this momentum die. Luckily we didn’t need to wait very long for the next bad bill to go through to rile us up again. Let’s just hope we weren’t too late like we were with the Indefinite Detention Bill (NDAA).


  • WasMiddleClass 01/24/2012 11:36pm

    What I saw happen with SOPA and PIPA gave me new hope that We The People can fight back against huge money. People online shutdown those bills that had big bipartisan support, and huge corporate and money support.

    What started with just a few sites and a few people turned into a movement that became over 7000 sites and countless people that convinced former supporters of the bills to drop their support or pay the consequences…

    It became a movement that stopped Congress, and all those paying them millions to pass the bills, dead in their tracks.

    I think we will be seeing more of that in the near future.

  • CurtisNeeley 01/25/2012 8:48pm

    Internet wire communications users think these bills needed to be passed to work. SCOTUS ruled the Berne Convention selected by Congress in 1994 is the authority on copy[rites] and ruled this constitutional and not disturbing free speech or anything else. See Golan v Holder, (10-545)

    p12 REPLY BRIEF <<<<

    “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.”

  • walker7 01/30/2012 6:00pm

    Here’s a petition for Google to quit the Chamber of Commerce:


  • WasMiddleClass 01/31/2012 11:07pm

    I was waiting for a big news outlet to finally talk about this story HuffPost did. It is well known in some places on the web. There was a lot more than just all of the sites that joined together to participated in the blackout that caused Congress, and others, to back down quick on SOPA and PIPA. A little mentioned, but very real cyber war was waged in many ways…

    I also read a very good article today in a CT paper about how former Senator Chris Dodd was hired to push SOPA through, even though that is illegal for him to do until 2013. It is not online yet, but I will post it when it is

    Of course Dodd will not comment to the CT media hammering him now…

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    WasMiddleClass 01/31/2012 11:08pm

    Anonymous And The War Over The Internet

    Late in the afternoon of Jan. 19, the U.S. Department of Justice website vanished from the Internet. Anyone attempting to visit it to report a crime or submit a complaint received a message saying the site was unable to load. More websites disappeared in rapid succession. The Recording Industry Association of America. The Motion Picture Association of America. Universal Music. Warner Brothers. The FBI…


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    CurtisNeeley 02/01/2012 9:52pm

    I doubt that ANY site you mentioned was unable to load. “Anonymous” is just a bunch of unhappy nerds mourning the fact that the utterly unregulated Internet will disappear VERY SOON!

    It has existed unregulated due entirely to malfeasance of the FCC. The FCC is failing to regulate ALL wire communications including subscription cable television as required since 1934.

    After the Supreme Court allows the FCC to fine Fox and CBS for inappropriate television broadcasts by radio the Supreme Court will back an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals order that the FCC regulate ALL wire communications from subscription television by wire communications to internet wire communications.

    The Supreme Court will back the Eighth Circuit Court ruling that the copy[rite] act has been unconstitutional since enacted in 1790 and forbid display of inappropriate art to the unauthenticated or unidentified. The Robots Exclusion Protocol will also be made statutory and required to be used.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/02/2012 9:31pm

    So next time I have to say “look Mr Neeley, it is happening right now” ???

    Is PC Magazine making it up too?


    I find it best to just laugh at your apparent ignorance Mr Neeley…

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    WasMiddleClass 02/02/2012 9:35pm

    How about the Washington Post?

    Anonymous claims credit for crashing FBI, DOJ sites


  • sammybskate 02/01/2012 7:41am

    One of the worst things that this bill does is enable sabatoge. Any site that supports something an interest group doesn’t like can be taken down by a simple comment. Let’s say hamas doesn’t like all the info an anti-terrorist site has on them. They can easily create an account, go to a comment area, and link to copywrighted content, and BAM, the site is down, and looses money.

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    CurtisNeeley 02/01/2012 10:00pm

    sammybskate wrote: “One of the worst things that this bill does is enable sabatoge. Any site that supports something an interest group doesn’t like can be taken down by a simple comment. Let’s say hamas doesn’t like all the info an anti-terrorist site has on them. They can easily create an account, go to a comment area, and link to copywrighted content, and BAM, the site is down, and looses money.”

    That is so unrealistic and such a FRAUD. Taking down the violating material in five days was provided for. Did you NOT read either bill? Maintaining violating links for five days after notified was required.

    They both required an unconstitutional United States Copy[rite] purchase first so both were improper.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/02/2012 9:36pm

    Your ideas seem to require a hell of a lot of unconstitutional things Mr Neeley!

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    CurtisNeeley 02/03/2012 12:07am

    Oh really? You think? “Internet” censorship will be about unregulated display of my nude art by wire communications against my wishes before my Federal lawsuit against GOOG is over. When 47 U.S.C. §151 is obeyed as written, ALL 47 U.S.C. §153 ¶52 wire communications will be regulated by the FCC as required. My nudes will still be allowed by wire but not to the anonymous anymore. POOF!

    The laws that are on the books must be followed as written regardless of past confusion of the Courts and Congress when the obvious is pointed out clearly as has just been done by me in Federal Court filings.

    I may have to do or fight a Supreme Court appeal before it is enforced but it is decided like
    2 + 2 = 4 POOF

    11-2558 Docket mirror

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    WasMiddleClass 02/03/2012 1:00am

    You were replied to for the same post over here, I will not bother on this page…


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    CurtisNeeley 02/03/2012 3:00am

    Reno v ACLU partially set the CDA aside but four of those Justices have since retired. The Justices were too old to understand internet wire communications and most today still are. Most humans over 40 are as well. The Justice who wrote the Reno v ACLU opinion was 25 when the US bombed Hiroshima with the first nuclear bomb at the end of WWII and 48 when man first walked on the moon.

    It is obviously PAST time for regulation of internet and cable TV wire and radio communications as already required by law.
    It might not happen while I am alive but it will occur soon.

    I already rejected offers of more money than ALL OF YOU HAVE COMBINED.

    The need to censor internet wire communications is not secret but maybe I should shut-up and hide?
    I will not post anything else here. Protest and call Congress all you want.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/14/2012 9:06pm

    I never said you should try to hide Mr Neeley…

    Who would you try to hide from anyways?

  • WasMiddleClass 02/02/2012 11:23pm

    Read people!

    Liberate OpenGovData Now


  • WasMiddleClass 02/14/2012 9:03pm

    With SOPA Shelved, Congress Readies its Next Attack on the Internet

    One of the things that became clear in Congress’ push to pass Hollywood’s web censorship bills is that powerful corporations and the federal government do not want the rule of law to apply on the internet. The attitude that our basic freedoms and legal protections are somehow not valid on the internet is partly just the kind of reaction you would expect from entrenched powers whenever new technologies emerge, but it’s also a response to the particular peer-to-peer features of the internet that threaten to make their key sources of power — control of information flow — less relevant.


  • WasMiddleClass 02/14/2012 9:40pm

    The Online-Piracy Mess: How Chris Dodd and Hollywood blew it with SOPA

    A cool $1.5 million a year.

    That’s what the Motion Picture Association of America is reportedly paying Connecticut’s formerU.S. Sen. Chris Doddto slide an anti-Internet-piracy bill through Congress. His insider knowledge, his old-fashioned liberal credentials, and his winning smile were supposed to make it all so very easy.

    Except that Dodd and the MPAA and the hoard of other lobbyists stroking this issue for them now appear to be drowning beneath a tidal wave of Internet opposition. And just maybe Dodd’s sweet salary might have been better spent on someone more in tune with 21st Century technology issues than old-fashioned congressional politics…

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    WasMiddleClass 02/14/2012 9:40pm

    …Dodd isn’t backing away or admitting that he might be to blame for underestimating Internet opposition or the technological fallout from what he and the MPAA have been trying to get through Congress.

    For one thing, he points out that he is forbidden from personally lobbying members of Congress until January 2013. But there’s little doubt that he was hired to orchestrate the MPAA’s lobbying effort and to be the face of the SOPA campaign…


  • WasMiddleClass 02/14/2012 9:47pm

    New Iran internet blocking

    Some days ago the Iranian government has ramped up censorship in three ways: deep packet inspection (dpi) of SSL traffic, selective blocking of IP Address and TCP port combinations, and some keyword filtering.


    Sound familiar??

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