Internet legislation is coming closer and will set a dangerous precedent

Discussion in 'The Real World' started by jimpeel, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    Between SOPA and the Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade Act we are all screwed. There is nothing that will kill a good thing faster than government interference and regulation. It looks like we will get one or the other of these equally bad proposals.

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  2. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    Even the Federal Communications Commissioner has weighed in on this piece of shit.

    There is a video at the link.

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  3. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    you lack adaptability.
     
  4. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    There is already talk of a means to bypass the Internet completely. I read something about that; but I can't remember what it was called.
     
  5. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    Support is falling for these pieces of legislation.

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  6. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

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    On Eve of Net Boycott, Dump GoDaddy Exodus Begins

    By Perry Chiaramonte

    Published December 28, 2011 | FoxNews.com

    It’s a boycott of viral proportions.

    GoDaddy.com, one of the largest domain registrars on the Internet, stands to potentially lose thousands of customers on Thursday, Dec. 29, after the company gave and then repealed its support for a controversial bill before Congress that many fear could heavily restrict the web.

    On the eve of what has been dubbed “Dump Go Daddy Day,” imgur.com -- pronounced "imager," it's one of the largest image hosting sites in the world, responsible for an astonishing 28 terabytes of bandwidth and nearly 200 million page views today alone -- has already changed its registry entries, foreshadowing the potential negative effect of a boycott set to begin Thursday morning.

    GoDaddy.com originally supported the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) -- which opponents say will hinder free speech and infringe on first amendment rights -- but quickly recanted its position when the call of a boycott circulated.

    “The outcry kind of forced our hand,” imgur founder and owner Alan Schaaf told FoxNews.com. “I’m against the SOPA act and imgur as a company is against it. We just feel it is terrible that GoDaddy.com would support this legislation.”

    SOPA would make websites responsible for illegal copyright content uploaded by any user, making it difficult if not impossible for companies like Imgur, YouTube, and Facebook to operate.

    “If SOPA were to pass, Imgur would not be able to exist,” Schaaf said, “We survive on user-generated content. It would be impossible for us to police the amount of traffic we get for what is or isn’t copyrighted material. It’s just not possible.”

    The photo site is run by a skeleton crew of just three employees, yet the massive site is responsible for putting about 200 million cute cat pictures, skateboarding slip-ups and girls in bikinis on computer monitors every day -- and nearly 11 billion per month.

    The call to dump Go Daddy started when one user of popular link-sharing site reddit.com was unhappy with the response he got from the company after writing a letter expressing how uneasy he felt about their support for the legislation.

    “My heart was broken. I’ve used them for years,” the reddit poster who would only give his first name "Fred" told FoxNews.com. Fred claimed to have already transferred 51 domains to another registry. “I didn’t like the generic letter they sent back to me so I posted a call to boycott. I didn’t know it would catch on the way it did,” he said.

    GoDaddy did not respond to repeated emails and phone calls from FoxNews.com.

    Fred, who goes by the handle SelfProdigy, says since posting, he’s received hundreds of emails from people asking for help in transferring domains, which can normally be a tricky process.

    “No one is against fighting piracy, but not at the hand of smashing innovation,” he said.

    Hopefully the message has already gotten to Washington,” Schaaf said. “I hope people can come up with other ways to fight piracy.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011...exodus-begins/?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz1iEQbL8sV
     
  7. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    People are really pissed off at this legislation.

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  8. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    If you do not think this legislation is dangerous, read on.

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  9. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    So what is in the future? This may be it; and I hope it is. Those who want to mess around with the Internet need to learn what can happen if they continue to piss on the third rail.

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  10. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    So now there is a religion of "Kopimism" which is now recognized by the Swedish government. The religion is based upon the tenets of file sharing. Honest. You can't make this shit up. Really.

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  11. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    SOPA. the last hope of a dying industry. well apparently that dying industry has some PAC money huh?

    the sad part is that this is driven by commercial interests. archaic commercial interests that just need to go bye-bye.

    oops. so much for ownership.
     
  12. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

  13. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

  14. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    [sheep]DMCA gooooood, SOPA baaaaad[/sheep]
     
  15. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    RM:

    hmmm. less-than-ideal lubricant. there's some fun metonymic possibilities there. i'm sure cato will have something to say on this.
     
  16. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

  17. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    hey. don't drag me into to this one. I'm just a fly.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkSBY7O0-mc
     
  18. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

  19. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member


    Wikipedia to go dark, Google to join protest against anti-piracy bill


    wiki??? really?
    I'd have thought the'd go for UTube first.
     
  20. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    who are they and what are they going for?
     

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