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sarahbrand : "companies limit searches all the time for all kinds of reasons"
The very portion of the bill you quoted specifically says that businesses only have to report filters that are implemented to comply with government restrictions on Internet freedoms. Reporting those filters should not be terribly difficult.
bluethunder : I wrote a diary urging people to support the bill:
Anonymous : good job keep up a good work
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donnyshaw : The new numbers from the MPAA may help the cause of getting the p2p provision out of this bill:
"Yesterday, the Motion Picture Association of America admitted something that many of us had suspected all along – an MPAA-funded study showing that 44% of the industry’s losses came from illegal downloading of movies by college students using campus networks was overstated by a factor of 3. The MPAA now says that only 15% of its losses come from campus activity."
dragonfly777 : Not even the government of the United States should operate with all immunity. There must remain a system of checks and balances. There must be a system that everyone has to answer to to keep abuse of power under control. Too bad on this date 6/30/09 that the government of the Unitied States thinks it no longer answers to the people. That will change soon.
Anonymous : We have just witnessed multiple felonies committed by Herr Bush to cover up multiple felonies that the Telecoms committed. But if it were you or I that did it, they would hound us and get some whore prosecutor to hang us. Ahhh, Amerika!
Anonymous : CongressCritter, I believe you are missing the point.
I don't think anyone is saying it is okay to steal music or sell music.
The problem is many people don't consider their activities to be 'stealing' while the industry does.
If I buy a CD and rip it to my computer so I can put it on my ipod, or a DVD I bought to watch on my nice LCD monitor, I see nothing wrong. Most people won't. But I have read papers saying that ripping the information is illegal as it bypasses copyright protection. Even if I don't plan to distribute and the files simply sit on the hard drive, its illegal.
While no one wants to admit it, this concept of 'stealing' by making copies of something has existed for quite a long time. The RIAA and MPAA never went after people who made mix tapes or used VCRs to record their favorite shows to the best of my knowledge. The only difference now is that this copying is very easy to do. Before someone could make a few copies of a tape or CD at a time before it got too expensive and time consuming. Now only one person needs to have the file to make 1000s of copies almost instantly.
Anonymous : @ CongressCritter: please be a troll.
I don't see how the duplication of copyrighted material is equivalent to stealing, but whatever. Money doesn't make talent, so I don't see why musicians complain about this crap.
Last time I checked, ripping CDs for private and archival use isn't illegal. If it was, I don't think Microsoft would put a feature to rip CDs inside one of their own programs.
"Hey maybe I should still your bike, car etc. after all I don't have enough of them !", "Free Mercedes for everyone !". First of all, you're comparing almost 2 completely different things, and secondly, you're clearly using the word "stealing" in a completely irrelevant way.
"Go book some studio time, market the record, front all the costs and then have your CD ripped and spun to the World for free. Then when you're holding YOUR ASS in YOUR HANDS come crying to me about how bad the "mean business people suck.", if I was a professional artist, I wouldn't give two god damn shits about one of my songs appearing on LimeWire or something.
"Don't support the Artists and Artisans that create the product...Steal It !", haha, still using "stealing" in a completely irrelevant way.
I hope you die in a fire. Feel free to respond, too.
ddillyd : Where is the beef? To quote that old lady of the past. Great idea but the content is very limited.
DJJ : It's time to foreclose, pay the "piper" and start over, and be accountable for our poor stewartship. Maybe we can clean it up before our children are left holding the bag.
The other matter: Read information I found on the below websites. Is thias true? If it is how can we trust Mr. Obama and you guys(SCOTUS, House, Senate, FBI,CIA, etc) with something as massive as this when you and he can't cleanup simple matters from like simply providing a righteous response for a simple request to confirm Mr. Obama's natural born US citizenship status. Ratherthan simply put this to rest by sending the information requested, I understand Mr. Obama and others named in lawsuits around the country have hired several powerful law firms requesting dismissal and to seal access to all of Mr. Obama's records(vault copy of BC, college records, immigration records, medical records, ect.). I bet that costs lots money. Why not spend a few bucks and just provide the information? Would that clear the matter up amnd build trust in everyone.
Before you say it, let me ask: Since when was "FactCheck.org." Appointed offical vetting agency for the election process?
In Texas, I understand the plaintiff's request for dismissal used was that they have "Official Immunity."
This gives me great faith and trust in my President & everyone that did not demand his accountability!
I understand Pelosi, Howard Dean and the DNC are responsible to make sure these matters are properly perfomed? HAs anyone asked them? I also understand a Phil Berg of the Democratic Party advised Mr. Obaqma he was not elligible way back when he first considered entering the race? Then why are there still lawsuits and hush by the Mainstream media? And the Subpoena from Occidental(see below)?
Mr. Obama can very simply put this to rest as he did the concerns of Rev. Wright. He didn't get attorny's to resolve that matters? Is he hiding something?
A new lawsuit is being prepared by a California attorney who already has four cases pending over the issue of President Barack Obama’s eligibility to occupy to Oval Office, and this one will include a demand from state lawmakers who forward state funds to Washington for documentation of his qualifications.
Orly Taitz told WND today that she’s preparing the complaint but is holding onto it and will file it shortly to give state legislators a chance to join the action as plaintiffs.
Four already have signed up, including state Rep. Eric Swafford of Tennessee, who agreed to be a plaintiff “for a Writ of Mandamus to obtain original birth certificate, immigration records, passports and other vital records for Barry Soetero aka Barack Hussein Obama.”
Taitz told WND the case also probably will include members of the military as plaintiffs, since both state lawmakers and military officers are obliged to follow orders from the president of the United States and both have a need to know those orders are legitimate.
“In the military, those would be unlawful orders, and [following them] would subject the officers to courts-martial,” she said. “In the legislatures, they cannot follow any of his bills or orders … they don’t know who he is.
“As far as we know he is a foreign national … Why should state legislators send any funds from the state to a foreign national?” she said.
“While we are working on the complaint, I’m gathering support from different states,” she said.
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