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Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown

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posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:12 AM
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so they pass a bill that enforces the law on piracy.....but they tell Arizona they can not help them enforce the laws of illegal immigration? makes sense to me. It never fails to amaze me that my 9 year old could run the country better than the people in position to do so.




posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by Hypntick
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Piracy is theft. 100% agree with you there. However, look at the war against drugs and prohibition. Any time you try and restrict something through heavy handed tactics like this, it blows up in your face. This will blow up in their faces even more so than it already has. Honestly, they deserve it too.


I believe ownership, of things, ideas, and money are crimes against humanity. I am morally and ethically firm and loud in standing opposed to money, patents, copyrights, ownerswhip, etc. I would perform a citizens arrest on any of "them" for treason, crimes againt humanity, exhortion, fruad, embezzlement, every single poltitician and their puppet masters too, and all "bankers".

So you see, its all about perception now isnt it, I stand by mine. I will be creating pirating tshirts, hats, mugs and make it a visusal statement if they step up in their fascist corporate crimes against humanity.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:24 AM
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It's not going to stop me from pirating.
I've recently just downloaded Pell and Tellers Bull# seasons 1-7 and a few video games. I've also never paid for any of my 14,000 songs in my music library. In my life i've never paid over 100 dollars for movies and i've never bought a cd. I've downloaded nearly all of my movies unless i think its worthy of seeing in theatre, like avatar in IMAX 3D or anything else in imax or 3d. I never will pay for media because art should be free to explore and experience. You will not find any corporate garbage music on my hard drive though. The majority of music artists make their money in venues anyways. And in venues people buy their merchandise and cd's with cash. I should know, i have family and friends who are musicians.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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Originally posted by Hypntick
reply to post by ChrisCrikey
 


Piracy is theft. 100% agree with you there. However, look at the war against drugs and prohibition. Any time you try and restrict something through heavy handed tactics like this, it blows up in your face. This will blow up in their faces even more so than it already has. Honestly, they deserve it too.


Hmm...i missed this post.

I think this is the key to all "law enforcement" issues. I train any supervisor or manager that works for me on a simple principle. Lay a string on the table, straight. Try to push the string around the table. What usually happens is it bunches up and just doesn't work very well.

But if you try to PULL the string, it stays straight and follows where ever you go. You don't have to be forceful. This is leadership...pulling, or guiding the string instead of pushing it, or shoving it.

People will not respond to being forced to do something. They will, however, lay down their lives for someone who will lead them. Finger in front, string follows.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:34 AM
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The government steals from us everyday. Who watches the watchers. As for piracy, I have no issue downloading a tune on the net. I dont feel bad about it. It's mostly record companies that lose with that, not the artist. And they have been screwing people around for ages.. F them and their greedy buts.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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What I find amazing is that at one time, laws were created upon popular moral decisions, based upon the poplulation. In other words, if the majority of people thought that something was immorral and wrong, then it was made illegal.

Trouble is, these days, the majority of people are downloading torrents, which states that most people don't see it as too bad, yet it is against the law and punishments for infringing this law are overly harsh!

At what point did the law start protecting the minority of people, whilst villifying the majority for what the population sees as a very minor infringement of morals at worst?



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:37 AM
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Well what about the piracy of the costs for music and computer programs?

Sorry but I feel like I have been robbed for what I have to pay for my school programs. Why in the HELL is autocad $3995???? I mean seriously! I have to take out a separate loan next semester for 10k to cover the 3 programs I need. It's
and they are worried about companies who already have millions not making more millions....



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:42 AM
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Have you used student discount sites like JourneyED? It's still expensive there, but if you're a student I know you can get the adobe suites for a good 3 to 4 times cheaper.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:43 AM
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the only reason I use my computer or the internet is to pirate entertainment media, mainly video games, music, movies, porn (until i realized I was being mind-controlled.) There's a little thing I like to call peer-gaurdian / blocker, good luck finding me. And even if you do find me, ok 1 civil offence, 1 computer out the window, nature sure is looking mighty green. I wouldn't buy the stuff even if I couldn't get it, only reason I use it is because its "free." Heck we probably wouldn've taken back the U.S of A already if we weren't all fapping it to tori-black takin it in her sphincter inviting evil spirit into our minds. Very bad idea obama, take away our entertaiment creates idle minds, idle minds create boredom, boredom creates ideas, ideas purpetuate free choice and happyiness. We where much less happy and much more satiated with our free entertainment.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:44 AM
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The punishments are so hard because they give congress members and the president millions to do it



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by jvm222
The majority of music artists make their money in venues anyways. And in venues people buy their merchandise and cd's with cash. I should know, i have family and friends who are musicians.


This is very true. I'm a musician and I, like many of my peers (pun not intended torrenters) have started giving away our music free online. It develops a fan base. I have also sold many CD's before, people are often very willing to pay for an original CD, along with the sleeve etc, just because it's more tactile.

I am not a musician to become rich and famous and I have a very low opinion of anyone who is *COUGHMetallicaSellOutsCOUGH*. It's not about the money, it's about the art.

I make money from it, obviously. I write and sell songs to other bands, I get paid to gig, I sell merchandise etc, but I would never charge more than they're worth and usually just enough to make a small proffit after covering my own costs. I certainly don't make a living out of it.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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If you use peerguardian I HIGHLY SUGGEST you upgrade to Peerblock (the continuation of peerguardian) www.peerblock.com...

Also if you're willing to pay you could get Usenet or Seedbox. Just Sayin.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by nik1halo


This is very true. I'm a musician and I, like many of my peers (pun not intended torrenters) ....


Lies THAT pun was intended and I will spend my entire life trying to find proof of it.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by jdills1196

Obama Administration Announces Massive Piracy Crackdown


www.dailytech.com

It also implements an interesting provision called "imminent infringement", which allows the government to charge people who they think might be about to infringe with a civil offense (for example if you searched "torrent daft punk"). This is among the first official "thought crime" provisions to be proposed by the U.S. government. The bill also makes it a criminal offense to bypass DRM.
(visit the link for the full news article)




You know this is just the first step, right? Thought crime is right on the mark. The next add on'll be any internet posts that disrespect obama or his staff(hate speach?).



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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Nah, Next they'll use ECHELON and if you say certain things, they'll break down your door... I have a feeling I'll never be able to fly because once a month I'll talk to my friend and will say completely random things like "Bomb, assassinate, president, nuke, bio-terrorism" for like five minutes straight XD



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by jdills1196

Originally posted by nik1halo


This is very true. I'm a musician and I, like many of my peers (pun not intended torrenters) ....


Lies THAT pun was intended and I will spend my entire life trying to find proof of it.


Haha, good luck with that one. I didn't even realise what I'd written until I read it back to myself!



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by jdills1196
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Have you used student discount sites like JourneyED? It's still expensive there, but if you're a student I know you can get the adobe suites for a good 3 to 4 times cheaper.


Yup I saw that site but it's weird how it works. I am waiting for someone to contact me from there. I dont like how programs expire after a certain amount of time. If I am paying even 600 dollars, sorry but it's mine and not just for the allotted time they think I should have it.... Students are already broke and borrowing thousands for school now they have to worry about the programs. I had students in my class who had to WITHDRAW from the class because they didn't have the programs. It's ridiculous that something so small and jacked up in price will keep someone from finishing their education. I have never been so stressed out! Between the over inflated price for books, programs and supplies I need a separate loan to even go to class and participate. It's BS and they are worried about huge companies not making more millions.






posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by jdills1196
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Nah, Next they'll use ECHELON and if you say certain things, they'll break down your door... I have a feeling I'll never be able to fly because once a month I'll talk to my friend and will say completely random things like "Bomb, assassinate, president, nuke, bio-terrorism" for like five minutes straight XD


Me and a mate say at least 5 trigger words every time we speak on the phone. Then just go on to have a normal conversation. If the government want to listen to our plans for meeting up at the pub or what time the last train home is, they can be my guest!



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 09:06 AM
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Yes ahaha we usually say more, and sometimes more than once in a call.. I was doing some research and figured out Fort Gordon has an ECHELON unit. Maybe thats what they'll use to enforce this?



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 09:13 AM
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It hurts recording artists for sure but maybe it will transform some of these 'recording' artists into 'performing' artists in order to recoup their loses. Oh wait, three gigs a week is too much like hard work for the average rockstar.



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