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Florida moving to unmask anonymous websites to combat online piracy

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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 03:00 PM
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arstechnica.com...




Florida lawmakers are considering legislation that would make it unlawful to run a website anonymously if it offers "commercial" recordings and videos. The aim of the bill is to close or disrupt websites that don't comply—all in the name of protecting intellectual property rights.

Bill's ultimate goal is to shutter sites that fail to disclose owner's identity.





The bill excludes ISPs from its purview and would give copyright owners the right to ask a judge to unmask the identity of the website operator.


Apparently , they don't know that the internet exists outside the US and most likely any that carry pirated contents is likely to not be in US soil.

This is another attempt to control the internet first by removing net neutrality and now wanting anonymity.

Here is the bill: I haven't read it myself yet so I don't know the details yet.
myfloridahouse.gov...



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posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 03:56 AM
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what evidence do they have that masked anonymous websites are pirates. How do they know they just wallmart advertising agencies??



posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: learnatic
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what evidence do they have that masked anonymous websites are pirates. How do they know they just wallmart advertising agencies??


probably none but they have enough money and lobbying influence to make it not matter.

They shoot from the hip and not care who it impacts even if its non pirated and legal sites.





The World’s Most Idiotic Copyright Complaint:
torrentfreak.com...


The notice, which covers 95 URLs, targets no music whatsoever. Instead it tries to ruin the Internet by targeting the download pages of some of the most famous online companies around.

These were some of the site they sent google to remove:






posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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Another attack on our civil freedoms from the Republican party. Florida is one of those staunchly "conservative" states where the GOP has a lock on house and senate and can ramrod through such bills with near impunity. They can get away with nearly anything in the name of "fighting piracy."

Don't expect the vocal "conservatives" on this site to pay any attention to this action however.

The Bill

EFF: Floridians, Help Us Stop Your State From Outlawing Anonymous Websites

Rep. Jeanette Nunez (R) Author, House
Senator Anitere Flores (R) Introduced by, Senate




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