Internet Censorhip and Protect IP Act

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  1. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Just found this on my Facebook wall.



    So after hunting the talibanis united states wants to act like them when it comes to freedom of speech ? Anti-piracy is one thing and sneaking 'anti-freedom of speech' tricks into bill is another thing.


    Hail Mary.

    1. SiddSingh profile image60
      SiddSinghposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If the "blocking" is done against copyright and trademark violations, why should that be stopped?

      One solution could be moving the hosting etc outside of the US - if you fear the clampdown. But that assumes that the government of your new host country would be more tolerant - which may not be true.

      Even if that government is more tolerant and open, can it resist US when push comes to shove? Refer the Julian Assange case.



      I doubt if "world opinion" could sway the US legislators.

      Disclosure - I am not aware of the provisions of the Act etc - I am just commenting on Skyfire's post.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    If it makes you feel better, the Vice President is against it. smile

    1. skyfire profile image71
      skyfireposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nice.

    2. Hound Cat profile image59
      Hound Catposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That does make me feel somewhat better.  I received an email from Hub Pages that there is a high likelyhood that if this bill and another bill called SOPA passes Hub Pages could get shut down.  As for the use of copywrited material, I could be guilty by my use of copywrited photographs.  I am a writer, not a photographer.

  3. SunSeven profile image66
    SunSevenposted 6 years ago

    I saw it too. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/opini … peech.html

    China already have it in place, I guess.

  4. Reality Bytes profile image78
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    Well they unsuccessfully tested the new FEMA Emergency awareness System.  With that the Government could take over all air waves.   No news for you. You would have to believe whatever the little robotic voice says.

    For your own safety, of course!


    If you believe that then just lay down when it happens, there are beds for you in your new prison.

    Prisoners are more productive workers, we need more prisoners.   Darn it, It's not prisoners,  someone might report me to DHS   you will be refugees, yeah just keep saying that over and over.  I am not being put in prison.  I am a refugee and these nice men with guns are going to get me a nice warm place to live.

    Just one piece of advice "DO NOT GET ON THE BUSES!!!!!!!"

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The sky is falling, the sky is falling

      1. Reality Bytes profile image78
        Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        No, everything is fine.   Do not listen to the ramblings of a lunatic.  Get on the bus, you will be fine.


        Your Canadian eh?  I might see you up there when the ultimate calamity and crisis forces our Government to take extreme measures to PROTECT its citizens.


        You guys are doing a good job with your deficit
        .

  5. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    This bill is basically a mix of RIAA demands, Anti-freedom of speech agenda and ultimately allows more control to government against any US hosted website. It's exactly like Chinese internet usage policies. Only difference is that in united states it can be abused by big-pocket corps to control content on the internet. So tell me if it's worth to let it pass ?

    I agree that offshore hosting is one good choice for it but as you pointed it out, not a single government on earth can stand action against US.

    1. SiddSingh profile image60
      SiddSinghposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe it is not worth it.

      But whether the US government will heed "world opinion" is very much doubtful. It has rarely, if ever happened in the past.

      I saw the petition - but of course I did not sign it. Even if I have an opinion about that, I do not expect US government to respect or respond to it - especially  when framing a US law.

  6. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    True.

    Petition is just another social media stuff. Non-US folks have nothing to do on this matter.

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I read this and it is not good at all.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/opini … .html?_r=1

    1. Reality Bytes profile image78
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Everything is fine.  They are only doing this for your own protection!


      Yeah right!

  8. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I found this from the Atlantic on my FB wall. The video explains it well.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/a … re/248612/

 
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