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During the past decade, the House of Representatives has made frequent use of its procedure for acting expeditiously on measures through a motion to suspend the rules. The procedure is regarded as well adapted for this purpose, because it limits debate to 40 minutes, permits no floor amendments, and requires two-thirds of Members present and
voting (a quorum being present) to pass the measure.
The procedure is frequently used for measures not involving great complexity or controversy.
- from the OPs post.
The US House of Representatives has just passed the act under suspension of House rules, states Billboard, saying an official quorum vote is expected on the House floor this evening.
“Introduced by House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers Jr. last December, the Act (H.R. 4279) would create the office of a U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Representative in the White House to represent and advise the president on IP issue,” says the story, observing:
“The representative would produce a national joint strategic plan to protect and enforce IP rights, and would be responsible for seeing its implementation by various government agencies.”
Originally posted by anti us gov
now its up the senate right?? The government is overstepping their authority. I hope the senate is smarter than that and not pass it.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
reply to post by shadow watcher
First the recording industry does not have a problem with people who make back up copies of their CD's. These people are not hurting CD sales and you are fully aware that most of the copies people make of CD's are not back up copies.
Second, radio does not undermine the recording industry like the internet has. Radio and the recording industry have had a mutually beneficial relationship. The recording industry gets exposure and royalties from radio, radio gets material from the recording industry. Napster and other sites like it have caused a steep decline in CD sales. While it is possible to record music off the radio, recording music off the radio is not as easy or as prevalent as music downloading.
Originally posted by picrat
reply to post by Karlhungis
if you are so worried about the government getting a hold of your ip address why not just switch your browser over to Firefox they have a free down loadable add on that generates a false ip address for one time use -use it lose it -make another one and so on they can`t find that which does not exist now can they-Microsoft is the governments lackey so why use their crap,firefox is safer also donwload finjan for better security for sites visited.