DHS begins to eradicate Free Speech!

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  1. Reality Bytes profile image85
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago


    Homeland Security Issuing Its Own DMCA Takedowns On YouTube To Stifle Speech

    Having a government agency directly using a copyright claim to take down a video? Especially when that group is DHS — in which national internet censor ICE exists. Giving it the power to censor videos too just seems like it’s going way too far. It’s not as if Homeland Security is going to bring the work “to market” to make money, so it’s not like there’s an “impact on the market” for the work. The only reason to issue the takedown — no matter how accurate the claim is — is to silence speech

    http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/08/04 … le-speech/

    Step by step, the system of fascism takes control!

  2. Reality Bytes profile image85
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    I have seen this notice on two vids on my hubs, so far!

  3. profile image0
    rickyliceaposted 6 years ago

    Could you post a link to a video that has been taken down?

    1. Reality Bytes profile image85
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I removed the ones on my hubs, did not really think about it until I saw the article this morning.  This one is from this article:

      Homeland Security Issuing Its Own DMCA Takedowns On YouTube To Stifle Speech

      http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201207 … eech.shtml

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation … CV8Xt2VWvc

      Takedown by;
      Revolution Pac
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh4JHB3y … re=related

      It appears that you tube is being scrubbed by takedowns from many sources.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    It's called copyright infringement...

    1. Reality Bytes profile image85
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Copyright and Other Rights Pertaining to U.S. Government Works
      What is a U.S. government work?

      A United States government work is prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties.

      It is not subject to copyright in the United States and there are no copyright restrictions on reproduction, derivative works, distribution, performance, or display of the work. Anyone may, without restriction under U.S. copyright laws:

      reproduce the work in print or digital form;
      create derivative works;
      perform the work publicly;
      display the work;
      distribute copies or digitally transfer the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.


  5. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Well, if they are stealing content from CBS, that's a problem. You can't really call it fascism when a content creator like CBS has an issue with someone repeatedly stealing their stuff. I'm starting to get my novels stolen by pirate websites. Does it make me a fascist for demanding they take them down?

    Also, a government agency can't claim copyrights on anything created for and paid for by the public, so they can't shut anything down on those grounds. So, that whole argument up there seems like it's probably just more B.S. of the sort that keeps driving moderates to the left, despite how stupid most of the crap coming out of the left is.

    1. Reality Bytes profile image85
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      CBS has every Right to protect their work, as does any private entity that produces content in all forms.  It is government censorship which is alarming.

  6. KT Banks profile image61
    KT Banksposted 6 years ago

    Before I ever heard of Occupy Wallstreet, before it ever became a Nationwide protest, I read a hub by Peter Lumeta about the first protest, in New York city. I had not heard anything about it on our country's news channels at all. Peter found out about if first ---- because he was in Thailand!

    I'm not stating here whether or not I agree with that whole protest or not, that is a totally different discussion. I am just saying that I don't like to have to find out about news regarding my own country, from a foreign country. Censorship is not a good thing.


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