posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 12:08 PM
COICA is already flexing it's muscles.
Originally posted by Animatrix
reply to post by windwaker
Doesn't President Obama have the power to shut down the Internet?
Never fear, true nerds are very resourceful. Do you really think the best hackers/IT persons are employed by the Govt?
Why do you think some hackers get offered deals to lighten or dismiss charges?
Work for us, do what you enjoy with no repercussions AND get paid for it.
Congress passed their Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) last Thursday, and have already put their “nuclear option” (this
is what bloggers have come to call it) to use by shutting down OnSmash.com and RapGodFathers.com, which makes me really sad because I used those
sites, and you probably did too.
Well, COICA's a done deal. The US is already seizing Internet domains Internationally. The "database sites" like OWNI where these cables are
published won't last long. In fact, the torrents are being tracked. The only way you'll read those cables is if you had already downloaded the
insurance file and Assange publishes the key. Don't bother doing downloading it now because the file has been out for months and is being tracked.
Big Brother is Watching You
As a frequent user of torrent websites, the most popular form of peer-to-peer file sharing, Campbell immediately realized that he had forgotten to
shut off the software before heading to school the day before. So as he sat in his classes one Wednesday in September, he was actively sharing
television shows with other Internet users.
It was at the end of the following day when he received what he describes as a generic-looking email that said he was found to be engaging in some
questionable activity online.
Sounds like this battle's been lost already for two reasons. 1. The US passed COICA into law. 2. Other countries are allowing the US to seize
domains on their soil.
The average US citizen doesn't have a say about what their Representatives are passing into law because the average US citizen isn't the one with the
BTW, not to change the subject but S 510 is being voted on Monday and is expected to pass. I'm only using it as an example here to prove my point.
It doesn't matter how much people rant here in a forum - a very small percentage of the world's population are going to find this thread that gets
barried in a week or so. If you get up and demonstrate, the Government just ignores you or sends in the BRUT squad. (Case in point, the
demonstrations by the Irish people are having no affect on the bail out process. UK told the Irish government to step down and they're bending
Sorry for the Doom and Gloom here, but that's the reality. The forces are already set set in motion to take Assange down. Exposure to the new cables
won't last long. In a matter of months, without mainstream access to the actual documents, any articles written about those cables will be considered
a conspiracy theory. Oh, and the cables on your basement computer aren't mainstream access.
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