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posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:09 PM
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In the United States, a new law proposal called The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced last week, and there will be a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday.

If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media companies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed from the internet and not just in the US.

Please see the following article from the Huffington Post for more information.

www.huffingtonpost.com...

well guys its not my problem, im not an us citizen,so the ball is in your corner




posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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I saw this too. And what better way to silence the truth, and to silence the people? By taking control and censoring. Thomas Jefferson once wrote, " the best way for a government to rule its people, is to silence them, and that is called Tyranny".


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posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:18 PM
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Well if this happens the internet will not be worth having,unless you like reading material chosen for you.
If i cant access the sites i want to i will no longer pay for the service and pull the contract,if you are in a contract for internet and they can no longer provide the service you were paying for you have every right to cancel it.
Most wont care,most wont do anything about it,most will bend over and take it.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:24 PM
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Just exactly right! Its appalling to see so many people willing to be told what to do when to do it, rather than make the decision for themselves! Its complete lunacy!



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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well before we though it couldnt happen, but now it is a real thread,and soon the russian internet may be alot freedom for commie net,then the american internet.
and how come only us people can vote against it?
when the law can close entire sites? well good luck closing the pirate bay axax



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:32 PM
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I can't believe I'm the first person to star and flag this and my post is like the fourth one on here.
This needs to be starred and flagged out the wazzoo unless there is already another one on it.

Nice find, OP.

From the source :


"The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced just one week ago, but it's greased and ready to move, with a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday."

If that thing goes through we might be kissing dear ATS goodbye...
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posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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If everyone STOOD up and STAND together a difference can be made.If enough people with-drew from the net in protest the effect on government would be two fold.
The info gathered,from intel - marketing would be hurt and reduced.
The with-draw would see telco's hit the floor many small ones would die,big telcos would strip heaps from their shares.
You need big numbers of people to achieve this.
Porn will stay,that will keep the internet alive.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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well the post is made by me stillalive, and people love to supress my threads here i dont know why,maybe because i like to start fires. but im glad atleast some people saw it thank you.
the age of talking and observing has passed my friends,if you dont do something as americans were all screwed.
and sending letters to corrupt senators wont help,theyll just laught at you and shread the message,they wont even receive it probably. such people understand only from sheer force and standing in their face, just like the french do,so the americans need to do. would you think the french people will let the government censor whatever site they want? its time to boycot some sites,time to stop going to some sites,and time to boycot some software products, time to fight fire with fire.

people used to think that piracy is bad,but now look...is your government the right path...or they just want you to die my friends?



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by Stillalive
In the United States, a new law proposal called The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced last week, and there will be a hearing in front of the Judiciary Committee this Thursday.

If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media companies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed from the internet and not just in the US.

Please see the following article from the Huffington Post for more information.

www.huffingtonpost.com...

well guys its not my problem, im not an us citizen,so the ball is in your corner


So, we are going to find out what's it like to use internet in N. Korea*.

*use of internet is banned in North Korea.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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yea while south korea holds starcraft tournaments,north korea are the cool guys that tormented rambo in rambo II



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:45 PM
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Doesn't effect Canada... Woo Hoo!
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posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:52 PM
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Correct, letters will not even be responded to.
Make noise in your local communities,both physical and online.
Exposure is the best way to make noise,most of the sheeple have no idea,waking up as many as possible is better than a letter to a poli that dont give a s#$t about it.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 01:53 PM
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Please think about that for a moment.
Iam an Aussie.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 02:07 PM
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it affects you bro,they will have the right to shut down site not only in us....which is...illegal as far as i can tell,i dont even know how can they try to do that,when america is falling apart and dosnt have the power to do anything anymore



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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What's to think about... unless it is an American site then it will not have an effect on Canada, It will not be blocked from our Canadian servers. I don't believe Harper will stand for the US deciding what we can see and not see. I don't burn or download so I don't really care. and what's the connection... Aussie...Canuck? Hmmm... none.
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posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 02:16 PM
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Am surprised no one clued on yet.
Notice how it is falling in line with the Aus filter they want to introduce.
They have no control of the net,drives scum like Rockefeller mad.
Put it all together ATS'ers.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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The best thing they can do first is ban apple and I tunes and apple's web sites that should instill a riot !!



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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How the hell do you people come to the conclusion that they will be able to go outside of their own border to shut down sites. Enacted law IN THE UNITED STATES or not. The last I checked they do not have world wide control. Yes as I've said before they do things on their own without approval like going into Iraq with out approval from the UN. But that doesn't mean that they will be able to FOLLOW THROUGH with world wide internet domination. You folks just don't have that much control. sorry to bust the bubble.
The United States rejected a European Union proposal late 2005 that called for Internet control to go to the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance. The U.S. had taken a position that U.N. administration (of the Internet) is not necessary," "I don't trust the U.N. to be efficient," "The U.S. has taken a position that U.N. administration (of the Internet) is not necessary," said David Mussington, an analyst at RAND Corporation.
RAND CORPORATION is a nonprofit global policy think tank first formed to offer research and analysis to the United States armed forces by Douglas Aircraft Company. It is currently financed by the U.S. government. So if the UN is incapable of managing the internet... what makes the US so capable. Especially when there would be a very selfish and nonholistic view of what should be allowed. You can't BUT I can! Hmmm?
So example when something pops up on Aljazeera that the US government doesn't like they can shut it down... That's BS... We'll see what we see!
If the countries decided to join together to push out the specific sites I would have no problem with that. But not one for all when it's not all for one.
edit on 25-10-2010 by PsychNurse because: spelling
edit on 25-10-2010 by PsychNurse because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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Think back to g8,all the protesters and innocents detained in Canada.The world got to hear of this,your American brothers and sisters were aware of what was taking place,next time an event such as this will fall on deaf ears as the flow of information is monitored.They can do it in china,they can do it in korea,they can do it anywhere.



posted on Oct, 25 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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For those in the U.S. you can always sign up for internet via satellite{affordable broadband internet via satellite)
Google for "satellite internet access"
This is one:- Satellite Internet - HughesNet High-Speed Satellite Internet Provider
HughesNet offers satellite Internet so you can get high-speed Internet access for Home, Business, Enterprise

There are always ways to beat the system if you bother to look for it.
Good Luck to you ppl in the U.S





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