SOPA Is “Unconstitutional”, Would “Criminalize” the Internet … China Is the Model

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Tue, 12/13/2011 - 09:57 | 1973453 Carl LaFong
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Wow...We are now China. Ouch!

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 09:45 | 1973406 proLiberty
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News from the land of the used-to-be-free.

Wise startups will use non-US servers, non-US domain names and have non-US domestication.   And we continue to wonder where the jobs went.

 

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 09:21 | 1973343 paratrooper325
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I love the internet, I really enjoy the plethora of information uncovering the cronyism and corruption that exists today. If this gets implemented, I'm getting off the grid, period. I knew that something fishy was going on when the recent list of participants at the Bildeberger meeting was leaked on here. Google+Amazon+Facebook+NSA+CIA=BAD OMEN for free speech on the internet. Thanks for all your work GW.

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 09:08 | 1973308 Everybodys All ...
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Could these politicians be anymore anti freedom? An internet kill switch serves what purpose? To control thought. Did I just wake up in the former Soviet Union?

How about part time congress? How about term limits? How about a balanced budget amendment? None of this stuff ever sees the light of day with these politicians. How about following the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights?  

One other thing. There are laws on the books right now that can be used to prosecute these crimes imo. This is just simply not acceptable in any way shape or form.

Give me liberty or give me death.

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 08:54 | 1973270 Wakanda
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Thanks GW.  Too much shit being imported from China. 

It gives me great joy to watch the internet become centralized power's worst nightmare.  The 'net is a beautiful, powerful thing.  I celebrate it every day!

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 08:45 | 1973258 GMadScientist
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These corporate cronies in congress will never get it. You can't stop online piracy.

You are lightyears behind the tech curve; the only way you can prevent filesharing on the internet is to not have an internet. 

Period.

 

Brought to you by the same people who think criminalizing plants was a good idea.

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 08:39 | 1973248 Element
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Thought crime ... here we come

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 08:49 | 1973220 swani
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The Motion Picture Association is lobbying for this. I heard that the Occupy Movement is going to boycott Opening Weekend of studios' most expensive movies in protest of this legislation.

If the Motion Picture Association softened their language and shaped the legislation just for bad players who refused to respond to judicial remedies, instead of hurting the freedom of speech of all Americans with such broad legislation that denies due process, this would be a vast improvement.

If Hollywood was pressured to change the language in the proposed legislation, this would be extremely helpful to the cause, since we know from past experience that Congress votes for the interest of the Multinational Corporations over those of Americans most of the time.

We know that Hollywood would respond faster than almost any corporate player to boycotts of Opening Night/ Opening Weekend, when every single ticket counts and producers, directors, actors and top level studio executives watch the ticket sales on that first weekend with their asses on the line. If Occupy did this globally, as they said that they would do, this would be a very big deal. 

I don't know what will happen with this. I just hope that whatever happens, Freedom of Speech wins over censorship. 

 

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 08:09 | 1973196 SMC
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Where is the Mayflower and when does it leave?

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 09:04 | 1973303 Big Corked Boots
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Where would it go?

(Stand and fight.)

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 09:19 | 1973184 Azannoth
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No wonder Joe Lieberman(The Jew) is somehow implicated in this, every country in History that let jews directly or indirectly influence or implement it's laws ended in the loss of prosperity, freedom and national identity from Bolshevik Russia through Germany and now USA

(Junk Truth at your own Peril, sooner or later The Truth will 'Junk' You)

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 07:23 | 1973135 durablefaith
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http://mashable.com/2011/12/07/blogger-vs-journalist/ Judge just fined blogger 2.5 million for not being a journalist.

 

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 08:49 | 1973264 GMadScientist
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" Cox represented herself in court."

Blogger makes 2.5M dollar mistake.

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 08:50 | 1973269 Azannoth
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Yes that 2.5Mil was not so much for what she did with her blog but that she refused to pay off the 'legal' system

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 06:23 | 1973098 bank guy in Brussels
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Google's corrupt CEO Eric Schmidt, hypocrite extraordinaire, is charged in Europe with criminally censoring the internet in a scheme to silence and murder two dissident Jews, one already shot dead, and the other a non-Zionist Jew in Brussels whose websites are blocked from search by Schmidt and his fellow Google gangsters.

German Google executive Philipp Schindler seems to be taking pleasure in censoring the EU internet against Jews not protected by Zionists, supporting threats to burn the books of such Jews, partnering with neo-Nazis who shot one such rebel Jew dead, and spreading lies about another Jew while censoring Jewish-authored websites.

And Harvard Professor Lawrence Tribe is too frightened to say anything about internet censorship requested by bribed federal judges of the United States, even when a Harvard graduate is being murdered.

Live Photo: Google Inc. Caught Censoring EU Search Results (for USA - CIA)
Google Internet Censorship - Censure d'Internet par Google - Internet censuur door Google
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22325431@N05/6100668211/in/photostream

'Ex-Agent: CIA Seed Money Helped Launch Google', retired intelligence agent Robert David Steele interviewed by Paul Joseph Watson on Alex Jones' Prison Planet site, and speaking of the CIA's Dr Rick Steinheiser and his connections with Google:
http://www.infowars.com/articles/bb/google_cia_seed_money_launched_googl...

Report to the EU Parliament and the Commission of the European Union
Anti-Competition Crimes of EU Internet Monopoly Google Inc. (with CIA) and Wikipedia (with CIA), to Erase EU Journalism, to Slander and Murder EU - Polish Citizen, Writer, Journalist Non-Zionist Jew, Harvard graduate Dr Les (Leszek - Leslie) Sachs
http://www.indymedia.nl/nl/2011/07/77181.shtml
Original in pdf format:
http://eureportsnonzionistjews.hostfile.nl/file/0zndj5ea3v/410/nzjd-eu-r...

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 03:55 | 1973022 yt75
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Truth is the approach consisting of blocking pirating centers sites or servers is the right one for the struggle against piracy :

- There are always centers (peer2peer also vast hypocrasy in the words)

- It would allow to completely discard monitoring end users trafic (and their IPs)

- But if, a big if, this is done though public judicial procedures

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 02:30 | 1972960 Coldfire
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Amerika.

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