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US goes on offense against digital piracy

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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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US goes on offense against digital piracy


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Amid growing calls for more government regulation of the Internet, the United States is conducting what it calls "a sustained law enforcement initiative aimed at counterfeiting and piracy" – an effort that already has resulted in arrests and the seizure of 125 websites.

Ask anybody who uses a computer if they've ever downloaded or streamed media content for free on the Internet, and the answer most likely will be yes. The U.S. government and the American media industry say as much as a quarter of this kind of media traffic violates U.S. copyright law, and both are getting serious in th
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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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Well the headline on msnbc.com was:

US goes to war against digital pirates

I know its been already talked about many times. It might be a matter of time when you actually get charged for things now or google may actively filter results.

What if it became illegal to even search for pirated stuff music movies etc..



Government warns even first-time offenders breaking copyright law "will face up to five years in federal prison."


5 years for a first time offense. Now corporations can have the right to donate money to congress. Looks like the companies have more rights than the citizen. If companies want to be treated like a person, they should be held accountable for murder as well.

openchannel.msnbc.msn.com
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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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Government is going to jail first time downloaders for 5 years? Pot calling the Kettle black here. How about all those Pentagon officials that were caught downloading child porn? What happened to them? I'll tell u what happened. NOTHING!!!

That government has a hell of a cheek coming out with laws against the people like that! A fine would be suffice. A government who commits genocide everyday throughout the world, murdering, paedophilia destruction....the lists go on and on.

Communism at it's best with Liar Liar Obama at the helm.......

America will soon be a Police State!!



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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It aint gonna happen...why?
They would be insinuating a riot or revolution is this country.

Think about...taking the one last freedom that isn't regulated.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:01 AM
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Hah! Bring it? I'm sure that#s the 1005678th excuse for trying to control the world now?

Jamie.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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I love when they say "amid growing calls."

That's my favorite line the MSM uses.

The actual translation means. "The exact opposite of the will of the people"



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:21 AM
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL

Well the headline on msnbc.com was:

US goes to war against digital pirates

I know its been already talked about many times. It might be a matter of time when you actually get charged for things now or google may actively filter results.

What if it became illegal to even search for pirated stuff music movies etc..


Won't happen unless they change copyright laws. Merely searching for them is not a violation.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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Uh-oh.......



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by 547000

Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL

Well the headline on msnbc.com was:

US goes to war against digital pirates

I know its been already talked about many times. It might be a matter of time when you actually get charged for things now or google may actively filter results.

What if it became illegal to even search for pirated stuff music movies etc..


Won't happen unless they change copyright laws. Merely searching for them is not a violation.


But with the looseness of the current digital laws, especially where law enforcement and various government monitoring agencies are concerned, merely searching could be viewed as probable cause and allow them to legally argue the need for usage monitoring and even spyware installation (which is already being fought for by the pro-copyright factions). With this I'm not implying that programs are not already underway to the same extent but suggesting that the use won't have to be hidden quite as well and using the fear of possible monitoring and jail time to control and deter people's usage of what is meant to be a free and open system. With modern reliance on the internet for information and communication it essentially would place a legal bug in every home.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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I wonder if that's why EZTV.IT has been down for a few days... I pray that the grubment hasn't gotten it yet



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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If they're gona crack down on pirate downloaders there should be a quid pro quo on the side of the rights holders to make downloads available from official sites where downloaders can obtain the data they want for the actual price of the data without all the add on factors that make up the price of a physical disk in a shop, probably well over 90% discount.

Failure to do so exposes the rights holders as luddite profiteers and our political representatives as craven dogs in the pockets of big business.

As an infrequent buyer of movies or music I know I would purchase a hell of a lot more if I was able to download data from an official site at the true cost that the rights holders are happy to sell it at to distributors.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by Tephra
I love when they say "amid growing calls."

That's my favorite line the MSM uses.

The actual translation means. "The exact opposite of the will of the people"


Yeah, I love that line. Amid growing calls by who? It's blatant corporate propaganda to make people think "Yeah, there is a demand for this! The people want this to happen". Scary stuff.

Corporate masters does not equal the will of the people. Like you said it's the exact opposite.

I find it hard to believe that they'll be able to impose a 5 year sentence for a first time offense. That sounds completely ludicrous (and like something that would happen in the "bad countries" that are depicted in the MSM) but there's been a lot of insanity happening in recent years so who knows.

If things continue down that road I'll be jumping on the first ship out of here.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:06 PM
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I find it hard to believe that they'll be able to impose a 5 year sentence for a first time offense. That sounds completely ludicrous (and like something that would happen in the "bad countries" that are depicted in the MSM) but there's been a lot of insanity happening in recent years so who knows.


The Corporations that run the private prison system want their cut of the pie too ya know...

More prisoners = more profits....



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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The solutions are obvious but no one does them. You have to form round table groups with this and other illegal abuses such as food and nature, resources, and you have to all do it. All of you do this in the open by the millions and be there in a flash, round table support by the millions should anyone get arrested, all the way to the courhouse and tell them they'll break them out if they try. Its all about numbers 100% numbers that stand together.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Does it make me a patriot or a rebel that I read this and immediately fired up my file sharing software and started downloading stuff?



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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The way I see it there is no difference anymore. We are a nation built on freedom that has been whittled down since inception by corruption and greed into a shadow of it's foundation. A true patriot stands readily in defense of their nation and it's people against a perceived threat to what it is and stands for. A rebel stands against what they feel is unjust. In this case the unjust threat is our own government, those who wish to strip us of those freedoms and reduce us (even further) to a nation of sheep. I say do your duty and get what you can while you can, it's only a matter of time before everything is strictly regulated and you can't check your email without letting the overseers have a look as well.



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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If you use Peer Bocker you can see who can see you,

Looks like a handy tool, US jail looks nasty!



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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They can threaten us all they want theyll never get what they want....more money



posted on May, 28 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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Absurd.

I don't see them going full force with this. How could they, with the state that the prisons are in? California is in the middle of being forced to release prisoners because the prison population is out of control.

Jail me for 5-years on a first offense, for downloading a game, or movie? Yea, I don't think so. You can gun me down in my home with your precious SWAT teams, before you cart me off to prison for that crap. Just don't expect me to be cooperative about it, nor anyone else for that matter.

I don't know anyone that has not downloaded "illegally" or "shared". If they try to go to war as this article suggests, kind of like how they operate a drug war, well.. they can expect to have a lot of blood on their hands.

What a completely, totally, ridiculous joke.

Might I suggest they literally eat their own crap on this one. They've created quite a pissed off generation, and you do NOT want to start something like this with them. Unless, that is what they want to begin with, and if they want it, they'll get it in return, 10 fold from whatever they expect.
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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL

Now corporations can have the right to donate money to congress


Wow, did not know this one. So, what is the point of electing a government then? This destroys the concept of democracy ! Like it was not bad enough, the representative democracy was a half fraud already!



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