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While we are busy dissecting the 'killing' of Bin Laden, the upcoming elections, the Royal farce of a wedding, the birth certificate... there's a piece of legislation that threatens to end free speech:


DMCA is a bigger threat to your freedoms than the Patriot Act.


This has NOTHING to do with 'copyright infringement' ... although they are careful to couch it in terms of 'piracy'. But in fact, if you read below, you'll find that the law is not specific to sites that 'pirate'. This proposed legislation is about shutting down any speech that is critical of the faux government running the US. This is about killing the first amendment.

This is treasonous legislation hiding behind the appearance of protecting copyright holders from 'piracy'. In fact, if this bill passes, it would mean the government can shut any website down (the definition is very broad by design), remove any references to them in search engines, and sue them in courts.
 
This would be the end of free speech on the internet.
Think about the "google search term for today"...
Now what sites do you suppose will make the blacklist, hmm?

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Senate Bill Gives Feds Power to Order Blacklisting of Piracy Sites
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/05/protect-act/
By David Kravets   May 12, 2011  |  6:02 pm  |  Categories: intellectual property, politics

Senate antipiracy legislation introduced Thursday would dramatically increase the government’s legal power to disrupt and shutter websites “dedicated to infringing activities.”

A major feature of the Protect IP Act, introduced by 11 senators of all stripes, would grant the government the authority to bring lawsuits against these websites, and obtain court orders requiring search engines like Google to stop displaying links to them.

“Both law enforcement and rights holders are currently limited in the remedies available to combat websites dedicated to offering infringing content and products,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the bill’s main sponsor.

The proposal is an offshoot to the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act introduced last year. It was scrapped by its authors in exchange for the Protect IP Act in a bid to win Senate passage.

Under the old COICA draft, the government was authorized to obtain court orders to seize so-called generic top-level domains ending in .com, .org and .net. The  new legislation (.pdf), with the same sponsors, narrows that somewhat.

Instead of allowing for the seizure of domains, it allows the Justice Department to obtain court orders demanding American ISPs stop rendering the DNS for a particular website — meaning the sites would still be accessible outside the United States.

Either way, though, the legislation amounts to the holy grail of intellectual-property enforcement that the recording industry, movie studios and their union and guild workforces have been clamoring for since the George W. Bush administration.

“As the guilds and unions that represent 400,000 creators, performers and craftspeople who create the multitude of diverse films, television programs and sound recordings that are enjoyed by billions of people around the world, we unequivocally support this bill which, by providing protection for our members’ work, clearly shows that our government will not condone or permit the wholesale looting of the American economy and American creativity and ingenuity — regardless of how that looting is disguised on the internet to fool the American consumer,” (.pdf) a host of unions said Wednesday, including the American Federation of Musicians, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Directors Guild of America.

The new bill also gives content owners more rights than the old bill. It would allow rights holders to seek court orders instructing online ad services and credit card companies from partnering with the infringing sites — a power the government is granted in either legislative version.

Only the government gets the DNS blocking powers. And the Digital Millennium Copyright Act already grants rights holders the ability to demand search engines to stop displaying search results linking to infringing sites.

Despite the new bill watering down the United States’ reach, the government has been invoking an asset-forfeiture law to seize generic top-level domains of infringing websites under a program called Operation in Our Sites.” It began last year, and the Department of Homeland Security has targeted 120 sites.

Abigail Phillips, a copyright attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said because of Operation in Our Sites, the DNS changeover “doesn’t seem all that meaningful.”

Sherwin Siy, deputy legal director at Public Knowledge, noted that the measure does not narrowly define the websites that could be targeted.

“The bill still defines a site as ‘dedicated to infringing activities,’ if it is designed or marketed as ‘enabling or facilitating’ actions that are found to be infringing,” he said. “In other words,
even if the site isn’t itself infringing copyright,
if its actions ‘enable or facilitate’ someone else’s infringement,
the government can tell ISPs to blacklist your site,

and copyright holders can sue to cut your funding.”
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Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 08:59:01 am »
Its important to digest this tidbit

Only the government gets the DNS blocking powers.

By blocking the DNS, the govt effectively delists the website from the internet, even if it can not "closedown" the site because it is hosted in a safe haven country.

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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 09:09:57 am »
This has NOTHING to do with 'copyright infringement' ... although they are careful to couch it in terms of 'piracy'. But in fact, if you read below, you'll find that the law is not specific to sites that 'pirate'. This proposed legislation is about shutting down any speech that is critical of the faux government running the US. This is about killing the first amendment.

This is treasonous legislation hiding behind the appearance of protecting copyright holders from 'piracy'. In fact, if this bill passes, it would mean the government can shut any website down (the definition is very broad by design), remove any references to them in search engines, and sue them in courts.
 
This would be the end of free speech on the internet.

And most of the dumbed-down masses would be just fine with that, because they only use the Internet for entertainment purposes anyway (online games, Facebook, porn, etc.).

Have either Ron Paul or Rand Paul spoken out against this legislation?
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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 10:27:29 am »


"Instead of allowing for the seizure of domains, it allows the Justice Department to obtain court orders demanding American ISPs stop rendering the DNS for a particular website — meaning the sites would still be accessible outside the United States."

If they are SO WORRIED about piracy, then why oh why I wonder??? would they allow other countries to access these websites.  We know why, because it is about stopping the free flow of information to the people of the republic.  They want to censure us so that we only have Moxnews and their other garbage.


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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 04:14:42 am »
And most of the dumbed-down masses would be just fine with that, because they only use the Internet for entertainment purposes anyway (online games, Facebook, porn, etc.).

Have either Ron Paul or Rand Paul spoken out against this legislation?

I haven't seen anything yet.
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Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 05:21:48 am »
And most of the dumbed-down masses would be just fine with that, because they only use the Internet for entertainment purposes anyway (online games, Facebook, porn, etc.).

Have either Ron Paul or Rand Paul spoken out against this legislation?

I think the problem runs deeper than we dare admit.

Look at it this way, how much attention does this issue get on this forum ?
Answer "not enough"...

But its not the only important issue to get ignored.
Anything to do with the European Union, and the forum falls asleep.

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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 09:09:49 am »
I haven't seen anything yet.

I can't help but wonder if this silence is in any way the result of this treasonous bill having been wrapped in the flag of "property rights."
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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 10:13:30 am »
I can't help but wonder if this silence is in any way the result of this treasonous bill having been wrapped in the flag of "property rights."

Right - the globalists have figured out a way to wrap things up in 'liberty' and 'freedom' while destroying exactly those things. That's why this is worse than the "patriot act" - it's much more devious, done in the name of protecting rights, while simultaneously removing our rights to free speech. Once you no longer have the right to free speech, the globalists can relax and know that there will be no voices of dissent, no 'truth' on the internet.

And what will the patriot radio guys use after their domains get shut down?
Most of their audiences are reaching their broadcasts via internet downloads.
Fake patriots (Glenn Beck etc.) will still have a 'voice' after this comes down. I guarantee you that's one site that won't be shut down, in the name of "balanced alternative outlets". Controlled opposition will, of course, be allowed to continue.

For the 'truth' I guess we'll all have to buy fax machines and ham radios.
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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 03:12:05 pm »

"Instead of allowing for the seizure of domains, it allows the Justice Department to obtain court orders demanding American ISPs stop rendering the DNS for a particular website — meaning the sites would still be accessible outside the United States."

If they are SO WORRIED about piracy, then why oh why I wonder??? would they allow other countries to access these websites.  We know why, because it is about stopping the free flow of information to the people of the republic.  They want to censure us so that we only have Moxnews and their other garbage.



Legally, the US can't block other countries access to the internet. That would be like a digital act of war or a blockade. All they can do is block what data comes to the US, or originates in the US. It's all about where the servers are. If your company has it's servers in a US co-location, I suspect the feds would not only shut down access to the site, but take the servers too. If the servers are international, then it's just access to those sites that is blocked for those using the internet in a US location.
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 08:19:17 pm »
I am scared that this Protect IP Act will mean that I won't be so lucky with copyright infringement lawsuits this time. Unlike with the last lawsuit I been through the Federal Government will be able to garnish my disability and most people on unemployment and wearechange chapters won't be able to weather one lawsuit alone since it costs thousands just to take it to court. Faie Use won't be able to defend you since this is a completely different law then the copyright act. Infowars with all of their donations and ads might be able to weather one lawsuit for just their article portions but two lawsuits and the Federal Government demanding all sponsors drop infowars will total their site as well.

I am planning to drop my facebook account, my website, my federaljack account, and be completely anonymous on the Internet if this bill passes. This copyright bill is dangerous to the Internet and has to be stopped. I hope Alex Jones mentions about this bill on his radio show since he never agreed in a settlement to never speak against S.968. Alex Jones has the right to spearhead the Protect IP Act! We have to stop this bill before we are all forced off the Internet and that our only method of resistance is peaceful protesting while the cops use tazers and sound cannons.

How will you deal with the Protect IP Act aka S.968???

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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 08:38:17 pm »

Attention people who read "Truth" forums...

This is WORSE THAN THE PATRIOT ACT!!!

This is the government ENDING FREE SPEECH!

If you don't have free speech, how the hell will you know what other rights will be stripped away?
You won't know until it's too late.

Bumping this and making it "sticky" again so that when the 'Truth' websites disappear,
at least some will have seen the article about this BILL CURRENTLY IN THE SENATE, and you'll know what happened.
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Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2011, 10:09:23 pm »
Yeah, the Internet is a huge part of the matrix. I sometimes think about entirely disconnecting. You'd probably have to learn a new skill/job, become as self-sufficient as possible and find a piece of land.
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2011, 10:57:55 pm »
Hmmm.. it would be pretty hard for them to shut down Truth websites/forums under the DMCA (as it currently is) however that doesn't mean that they couldn't update the DMCA to give it more wiggle room and thus they could take down sites for even LINKING to copyright material which means you wouldn't be able to source a single article, link to an article, post an excerpt, etc.

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2011, 11:33:56 pm »
Yes, this will kill patriot blogs and forums.  I've always liked the copy and paste mentality here, where the articles (not just links) are preserved for posterity.  That'll come to a screeching halt.

Jones better be screaming about this indeed, if he wants to continue to conduct his business.  Can you imagine how many hundreds of thousands of links and copy/pastes are on this forum alone?

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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2011, 03:39:35 am »
Legally, the US can't block other countries access to the internet. That would be like a digital act of war or a blockade. All they can do is block what data comes to the US, or originates in the US. It's all about where the servers are. If your company has it's servers in a US co-location, I suspect the feds would not only shut down access to the site, but take the servers too. If the servers are international, then it's just access to those sites that is blocked for those using the internet in a US location.

They will do it by abuse of DNS.

When you type in your browser "www.truthersite.com", the name needs to get translated into an IP Number. What they are going to do is DELETE the entry in this "phone book". The server itself will still be there, and they will not "block" physical acccess...

Its insidious ain't it ?


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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2011, 04:03:46 am »
Wow

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2011, 04:09:08 am »
They will do it by abuse of DNS.

When you type in your browser "www.truthersite.com", the name needs to get translated into an IP Number. What they are going to do is DELETE the entry in this "phone book". The server itself will still be there, and they will not "block" physical acccess...

Its insidious ain't it ?



OH very crafty, technically speaking, and a classic military tactic straight out of the Art of War. That's a tactic learned ages ago thorugh seige warfare. No need to take on the walled city headon, just cut the supply lines, then it's only a matter of time before the city will die of starvation.

Insidious indeed.
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2011, 05:01:54 am »
Yes, this will kill patriot blogs and forums.  I've always liked the copy and paste mentality here, where the articles (not just links) are preserved for posterity.  That'll come to a screeching halt.

Jones better be screaming about this indeed, if he wants to continue to conduct his business.  Can you imagine how many hundreds of thousands of links and copy/pastes are on this forum alone?

Hell forget the forum, what about all the copy/pastes on old articles on the main websites (Infowars, Prisonplanet)? Every single one of AJ's websites could be shut down by the MAFIAA.

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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2011, 05:18:50 am »
Yeah, the Internet is a huge part of the matrix. I sometimes think about entirely disconnecting. You'd probably have to learn a new skill/job, become as self-sufficient as possible and find a piece of land.

That subject runs through my mind on a nearly daily basis. Eventually, I will go off grid, it's just a matter of time. Eventually I'll drop my driver's license as well. Never had a passport and don't want one. If God wants me somewhere, I'll get there.

And yes, the internet is their matrix. It is the backbone of the wordly antichrist system that is being "digitized". They are literally digitizing mankind. They are already moving towards a biometric ID system for use of the internet, and every other part of modern life, "to protect the public from identify thieves and terrorists" no doubt.

I say...Got Analog?
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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2011, 05:24:29 am »
And now there's a government agent deliberately posting download links for copyrighted TV shows in an effort to get this site shut down by DHS!

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=208574.0

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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2011, 08:16:24 am »
http://uswgo.com/protect-ip-act-threatens-the-internet-blogs-that-tell-the-truth-site-operators.htm

  Why isn't this story pinned?


Protect IP Act threatens the Internet, blogs that tell the truth, & site operators
May 15, 2011 by Brian D. Hill   
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Author: Brian D. Hill

Related: Tell your senators to vote No on S.968 the bill number of the ‘Protect IP Act’, Obama Administration To Begin Shutting Down Websites
UPDATE!!! I found the name of the bill and it is S.968. Start calling all your representatives to vote no on the S-968 Senate Bill. It is urgent unless you rather not be legally allowed to get the truth out. If you want to get the truth out then please keep calling and faxing your senators that you want S-968 t0 be thrown in the trash can.

A new bill being supported by the Obama Administration and being sponsored by at least 11 senators of all stripes is being introduced that will threaten news aggregation, truth blogs, documentary filmmakers, political websites, and any website that uses portions or snippets from mainstream media websites or any portion of any copyrighted content.
The bill titled ‘Protect IP Act‘ with the bill number ‘GRA11400′ hosted on Senator Patrick Leahy’s website tells a story that what this bill will do is grant the U.S. Government the power to bring lawsuits against any blog or website that uses any portion or excerpt of any copyrighted materials and obtain court orders requiring search engines like Google to stop displaying links to them. If you don’t believe me then read the bill yourself which is 30 pages long right now. In fact I will embed this scary bill from Scribd for any of you who wish to read this bill to confirm what I am saying.
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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2011, 08:28:09 am »
Since I do not have TV anymore, this is my only source of information.  In my area, there aren't any decent radio news shows (that I have been able to find).  It would be a devastating blow to the information war. 

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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2011, 08:31:15 am »
any idea who the 11 senators are?

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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2011, 08:43:14 am »
any idea who the 11 senators are?

  I thought the same thing.  Uswgo probably knows.

  Thanks for pinning this. 
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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 08:50:07 am »
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:SN00968:@@@P



S.968
Latest Title: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011

Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 5/12/2011)      Cosponsors (11)
Latest Major Action: 5/26/2011 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on the Judiciary. Date of scheduled consideration. SD-226. 10:00 a.m.
COSPONSORS(11), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] - 5/12/2011
Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] - 5/12/2011
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 5/12/2011
Sen Franken, Al [MN] - 5/12/2011
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] - 5/12/2011
Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] - 5/12/2011
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] - 5/12/2011
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] - 5/12/2011
Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] - 5/12/2011
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 5/12/2011
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 5/12/2011
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2011, 08:54:03 am »
  Thanks for pinning this. 

Not a problem
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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2011, 09:03:32 am »
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20062419-38.html

Leahy's Protect IP bill even worse than COICA



Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today introduced a revised version of a controversial bill that would give the Department of Justice and individuals new powers to enforce copyright and trademark law against "rogue" and "pirate" Web sites that offer unlicensed copies of protected content or which sell illegal knock-offs of brand-name goods.
The new bill was long expected. A late draft leaked out last week.
The proposed law, "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property" or Protect IP, includes several revisions to a draft introduced last year, known then as "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act," or COICA.
Responding to criticism of COICA
The drafters of Protect IP have tried to respond to some of the most severe criticisms of COICA, which was seen as dangerously vague on its definition of the kinds of Web sites that, under the proposal, can be condemned by the Department of Justice. Critics included public interest groups on both the left and right, the Consumer Electronics Association, domain registries, and operators of large university computer networks.
Members of Congress also objected. In particular, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), kept the bill from reaching the Senate floor in the last Congress.
Criticism of COICA included concern that it gave far too much power to the Department of Justice to block non-U.S. domains without adequate due process protections. Critics also noted that more precise tools were already available to protect copyright and trademark holders from wholesale abuse of their rights by rogue sites, such as the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Registries and other Internet infrastructure providers were especially concerned with provisions that could have required any provider of domain name look-up services to comply with court orders to block access to the underlying IP address of a condemned domain name.
Lawmakers didn't seem to appreciate that domain name address resolution takes place throughout the Internet, not just by larger ISPs and registries. Indeed, there are as many as a million worldwide domain names "resolvers," and it is unlikely U.S. courts could or would order all of them to comply with a blocking order.
But incomplete blocking could seriously undermine the integrity of this key feature of the Web's architecture, incentivizing truly rogue Web site operators to use shadow registration systems or simply forgo domain names and rely solely on IP addresses. (A domain name is merely a shorthand to the underlying IP address of the server, and isn't necessary to reach the domain.)
Protect IP responds to some of these concerns. For example, under the revised bill the Attorney General cannot bring action against the domain name directly until first trying to sue the registrant or owner/operator. Suing the domain name itself is a shorthand legal technique that features prominently and notoriously in the Department of Homeland Security's on-going "Operation In Our Sites" antipiracy efforts, which deals exclusively with U.S. Web sites.
And under the revised bill "nonauthoritative domain name system servers" need only take "the least burdensome technically feasible and reasonable measures" available to block access to condemned sites.


The revised law's dangerous new provisions

But critics have already condemned the new version, noting that it not only failed to remove some of the most dangerous features of COICA, but has also added expansive provisions that the earlier draft didn't include. TechDirt's Mike Masnick, for example, notes that the narrower definition of an "Internet site dedicated to infringing activities" in Protect IP is still both broad and vague. And the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Abigail Phillips wrote earlier today that "Despite some salient differences...in the new version, we are no less dismayed by this most recent incarnation than we were with last year's draft."
Some concessions by the drafters of Protect IP turn out to be chimerical. For example, forcing the government to sue the owner/operator rather than the domain name itself, which reduces the likelihood of domain names being condemned without giving notice to the registrant, is an improvement that evaporates on closer inspection.
That's because the attorney general can still go after the domain directly if the owner/operator does not have "an address within a judicial district of the United States." But Protect IP applies only to nondomestic domains--that is, domains registered outside the U.S. Most such registrations are likely to be by companies or individuals without a U.S. address.
Like COICA, Protect IP expands the web of enforcement techniques by requiring advertising networks and financial transaction providers to cut ties to domains found to violate the law. But the new version now adds search engines and others to the list of providers who can be conscripted into complying with court orders. Protect IP would require "information location tools" to "take technically feasible and reasonable measures, as expeditiously as possible," to remove or disable access to the site associated with a condemned domain, including blocking hypertext links to the site.
Another new provision encourages advertising networks and financial transaction service providers (though not search engines), to cut ties voluntarily with domains it believes are "dedicated to infringing activities." As long as such actions are undertaken in good faith and with "credible evidence," Protect IP immunizes those providers from liability for damages caused by erroneous actions against domains.
Perhaps most worrisome of all, Protect IP adds a provision that allows copyright and trademark holders to sue the owner/operator of a domain directly. Again, the provision applies only to nondomestically-registered domains, but it allows the private party, like the government, to sue the domain name itself if the registrant does not have a U.S. address.
That's important because in all cases, once a suit is initiated, the plaintiff can ask the court to issue an injunction or restraining order effectively shutting the site down. Private parties, like the government, can also use the court order to demand cooperation from financial transaction providers and Internet advertising services.
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Re: If the Protect IP Act passes I am gone from forums and blogs
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2011, 09:10:06 am »
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:SN00968:@@@P



S.968
Latest Title: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011

Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 5/12/2011)      Cosponsors (11)
Latest Major Action: 5/26/2011 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on the Judiciary. Date of scheduled consideration. SD-226. 10:00 a.m.
COSPONSORS(11), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] - 5/12/2011
Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] - 5/12/2011
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 5/12/2011
Sen Franken, Al [MN] - 5/12/2011
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] - 5/12/2011
Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] - 5/12/2011
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] - 5/12/2011
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] - 5/12/2011
Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] - 5/12/2011
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 5/12/2011
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 5/12/2011


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Re: If the Protect IP Act passes I am gone from forums and blogs
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2011, 09:14:05 am »
How will you deal with the Protect IP Act aka S.968???

All depends if this will only concern U.S. internet subscribers or if it will be for all users/subscribers worldwide.

I am a outside the U.S. Internet subcriber. All depending if the country where I reside will apply this or not. I suppose they will all follow on if the U.S. votes it.
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Re: If the Protect IP Act passes I am gone from forums and blogs
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2011, 11:40:53 am »
http://uswgo.com/protect-ip-act-threatens-the-internet-blogs-that-tell-the-truth-site-operators.htm

  Why isn't this story pinned?


Protect IP Act threatens the Internet, blogs that tell the truth, & site operators
May 15, 2011 by Brian D. Hill   
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Author: Brian D. Hill

thanks for helping to get the word out about the Protect IP Act. According to my investigative research I have found that this bill will give Eric Holder the US Attorney general the same powers as a copyright holder for lawsuits. Usually the plaintiff would have to have a usual registered copyright then would have to file the infringement through a federal court. What this bill will do is give the attorney general the same powers as the copyright holder, the rights to sue if the copyright holder simply wishes it, and copyrights for a while have been used against whistleblowers and those that bring out the inconvenient truth against the elite.

If you want proof then read the bill where it says qualifying plaintiffs:

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(11) the term ‘‘qualifying plaintiff’’ means—
18 (A) the Attorney General of the United
19 States; or
20 (B) an owner of an intellectual property
21 right, or one authorized to enforce such right,
22 harmed by the activities of an Internet site
23 dedicated to infringing activities occurring on
24 that Internet site.

There you have the proof folks!

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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2011, 11:47:24 am »
They are very busy trying to get all of us to STFU on the internet.
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And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!

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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2011, 01:08:43 pm »
They are very busy trying to get all of us to STFU on the internet.


Yup

We need to make a lot more noise.

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Re: ALERT: Bill would give US Government power to BLACKLIST Websites
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2011, 10:34:45 pm »
Yup

We need to make a lot more noise.


Eternal and noisy vigilance! ;D
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