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Originally posted by serbsta
Well I think this is pretty much it...
United States lawmakers have proposed new legislation today that would allow the Department of Justice to take over domain names of websites that promote copyright infringement. The proposed bill would allow for court orders against domestic as well as foreign sites, which could potentially shutter many torrent sites including The Pirate Bay.
It's called the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act and not surprisingly has the full support of the MPAA and RIAA. Earlier this year about 10 movie streaming sites were shut down, with the passing of this bill, all major torrent sites will go down in flames.
On the one hand I do think that online piracy is just that... piracy, stealing. But on the other hand, I place huge blame on the media authorities who refuse to adopt new techniques of doing business that would allow them to utilize these new technologies.
Don't expect you'll be able to just hop on the Pirate Bay and download the latest U2 album before going and out and buying by the end of next year.
The US does NOT rule the world and does NOT own the internet
Originally posted by Section31
reply to post by serbsta
Thank the heavens. Piracy takes money away from skilled artists in music, gaming, television, and movies. About time they considered a crackdown. Maybe we can save some of these industries from disappearing.
Originally posted by computerwiz32
Isn't there a loophole to this? Here is my thoughts. Buy 2 servers one host your domain name website and another hosts your pirated files outside the U.S then have the site load in those files. If your taken to court you can argue that your domain name and website is not hosting those files so they are in compliant to the law.
Just my guess. I am in the process in making my own website. It's very hard to have to make the graphics on your own. This concerns me that the rich wants to get richer no matter what. I am a programmer and I can tell you what turbo tax software should be cheaper then they sell it. They don't change the artwork much but only every new version has newer code added to previous software. So in reality they don't work much on the new version yet still have the same price being sold. I know people who priates this and I just told them about this they said well screw it. I then don't have to pay taxes if the U.S government wants to get rid of freedom. They said freedom has gone out the window. What does America stands for right now???
I notice the celebs and rich people spend the money on stupid things. I seen one guy buy 2 hummers to just play with their friends bumper cars.... I was like what??? what a waste of money and resources. So this makes me angry. I for one do pirate a times but if that goes away then I don't need computers in my life. I will work against the system.
Originally posted by EnactedEgoTrip
All these laws are designed for one thing only: to get the rich richer.
Originally posted by Mobius1974
reply to post by ldyserenity
Really? Fairfax County Schools
Property taxes accounted for 62 million
Federal Govt.. kick in .. 245.00 million..
Is that a portion?? Keep digging.. or man up and admit you just type things that you have ZERO idea about.. You really have no character.. You are a empty man with no Morals or anything to admire.. I am done talking with/to you.. We are not on the same level.. That is a fact!