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Old 06-08-2011, 07:12 AM   #1
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Why is everyone so up in arms over this? They try to make it seem like it's an issue of "censorship", when it's really a matter of protecting US jobs and intellectual property. Damn rip-offs and pirates need to be stopped, so that music, games and movies cost the rest of us less, and copy protection stuff is less intrusive.
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You honestly trust your gov't that well? That they have some great moral authority to block websites that they think are bad to you? Will it stop there?

What about the day they want to pass the "net neutrality" bill, take over complete control of the internet and then block all web sites they deem unfit?

In China they censor words like freedom and democracy off the internet and most other content.

Just the other day in France they outlawed the use of the words "Facebook" and "Twitter" in any news/radio broadcasts.

They did this because the gov't thought it was unfair that more popular social networks got free advertising and the gov't has to protect the little guy. I predict a myspace.com revival!

No big deal.


Oh wait no, my bad I found it in the Consitution:

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Congress shall make ... law ... prohibiting the free exercise ... of speech, or ... the right of the people.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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How about my desire to live in a country where anyone and everyone can google search anything they want? I want to live in a country where I can search for all the poz-party storeis I want, and I'm not joking. I wonder what your government will say when they discover that maitaturbo.net is teaching people ways to modify cars which is inconsistent with Hussein bin-Obamakahn's energy policy? You already have a white house that is adamant on the need for the "constitution to change and evolve", is that evolotionary plan from Mr. Kagan consistent with your vision? Hopefully that vision is consistent with the ruling class.

suddenly the conservatives don't sound so crazy about censorship anymore, do they?
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Protect Freedom of Speech: join Free Press and outlaw Fox News and the Druge Report.
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You honestly trust your gov't that well?
HELL no.

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I honestly am shocked that anyone would defend this blatant attack on our civil liberties. These are the same people that would support the patriot act I guess.

DONT WORRY, ITS FOR YOUR PROTECTION.
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"It's for the children" always seems to work to sell snake oil to simpletons.
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We are the government, and we are here to help.
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Do not like. Although, I do think people should stop the pirating, but I don't know how to stop it w/ out encroaching on peoples rights...
But whats up with the lack of NWO in the replies?
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Senate Bill 978

up to five years in prison -- for “publicly performing” copyrighted material and embedding the video to sites like YouTube.
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Gearhead,

Technology changes paradigms.

In the old days music performers went berserk with Edison's invention of the phonograph (record player for you young ones). They said the world would end and musicians would go hungry and destitute, and that the art of signing songs would die.
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Senate Bill 978

up to five years in prison -- for “publicly performing” copyrighted material and embedding the video to sites like YouTube.
And you're not even going to get any prison cred for that.
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Update:

Senaturds are unconcerned about massive unintended consequences of a law that is really meant to break the Internet in order to protect Big Business (Hollywood), that relies on old business models:

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201...e-videos.shtml

Jail time for posting a video of yourself lip synching to popular songs:

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201...synchers.shtml
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Wow. So whats next??
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Shared those links, thanks.
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Wow. So whats next??
The way concentrated power works, is that it writes more and more laws that protect the entrenched monied interests and take away more and more freedoms from the populace.

Until the bureaucracy collapses under its own weight. The US Fed Gov is gonna go insolvent. It spends 9% more than it earns, with no sign of letting up. It continually borrows more to cover its deficit. It owes more than 3 years of its income. ~5% of its budget goes to paying interest alone on the debt.

When the government's credit score drops, the % of its budget that it pays towards interest payments can triple or quadruple. That means an additional 20% total. Then it will have no choice but to cut its budget.

When its budget is cut, its power will diminish.
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MY wife has been to China several times. She can't even leave me a mushy facebook message or anything, that is the road we are heading down. Communism or bust!!!
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No more nudes or ****? **** this ****
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No more nudes or ****? **** this ****
My ***** just rage-faced.
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