reply to post by ModernAcademia
Am I mistaken when I say this is like allowing phone companies to wiretap every phone line and store hte conversations for the past year? If a company
can't wiretap our phone lines, how can they expect ISPs to do it? My only guess is that soon they will start wiretapping all phones in the country and
recording them. I understand that the content of what we do on the internet isn't being recorded, only the addresses. But to see the content of the
interchange all one has to do is go to the address. It would be like if all of our phone conversations were stored on a public database and phone
companies recorded the link to the content of each phone call.
Addresses of where we have been ARE the content. People in phone conversations ARE the content, but you can't just get a phone conversation by
speaking to the people involved. But on the internet you can. That's the difference between conversations between people and conversations between IP
addresses. Content of IP addresses is public or can be demanded.
I don't like this because: a) I'm not a pedophile b) I don't harm children c) I don't ever plan to do these things. I don't like how I feel like I'm
being treated as though I'm already guilty. I feel like the burden is on me, and not on the justice system. It just feels wrong.
Furthermore, this is just going to make the job of ISP's more difficult. We can't keep adding to the complications of different businesses. It costs
them money to do all this.
The problem with waiting until the government comes for you and THEN getting mad and protesting is that they can USE IT AGAINST YOU. A person who is
being wrongfully persecuted is just confirming the viewpoints of the madmen when they fight back. So the time to fight this bill, this type of
legislation, is now, not later. Later will be too late. At least, this is how I feel.
When people are on power trips, they're not interested in what you have to say. Obviously, if you disagree then you must be a bad guy. You must be the
opposite of what they're fighting for.
Disagree? Well I've disagreed about the Iraq war and I get a lot of heat for it. People automatically assume I'm anti-american because of my views.
People are very passionate about stopping pedophiles before they commit their crimes. Just imagine for a moment that you're wrongfully prosecuted for
this and the government comes up with all of its 'evidence'. Anytime you speak up for yourself all it does is reconfirm in the minds of the passionate
that you're in fact exactly as they thought. You're a bad guy! If you're honest and admit that they're right, you're a good guy but still deserve
punishment! People on a power trip just want to punish.
What does a pedophile have to do to go to jail? Download an image of a child in a sexual situation off the internet. Then go to a forum and post the
same image so that others can see it or download it. BAM. That's all they have to do. This is enough to prosecute them. In fact, there was a guy in my
state prosecuted because he had about 70 images in 10,000 on his computer that had children. He said he wasn't a pedophile, but hte presence of hte
images and the fact that he posted them (along with others) on a image sharing site was enoguh to convict him.
edit on 29-7-2011 by jonnywhite
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