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US House of Representatives: Internet pirates

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posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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Well, well, well.... looks like If congress passess SOPA they are going to have to arrest... THEMSELVES!!!

ROFLMAO....


TorrentFreak continues to crawl through YouHaveDownloaded, a database of IPs that have been logged by a BitTorrent-spying tool run by some folks in Russia. They've already revealed the downloading habits of the RIAA and DHS as well as the behavior detected at Nicholas Sarkozy's official residence, and now they're publishing stats on the US House of Representatives.

The House, of course, has been mired in Internet controversy since Rep Lamar Smith introduced his Stop Online Piracy Act, which establishes a regime of national censorship in the name of fighting copyright infringement. So it is with some amusement that TorrentFreak points out that more than 800 of the IP addresses assigned to the House of Reps were involved in copyright infringement over BitTorrent, according to the YHD database.

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Of course the next ones to be arrested would have to be RIAA and the Department of Homeland Security...

TorrentFreak continues its prolonged spelunk through the database compiled by YouHaveDownloaded, a list of participants in infringing BitTorrent swarms, indexed by IP address. Today, it's a look at what's been downloaded by the IP blocks controlled by the RIAA (who have advocated that ISPs should be required to disconnect customers whose networks are used in copyright infringement) and the Department of Homeland Security (who sloppily confiscated several domains without due process because they were believed to be involved in copyright infringement). Predictably, both are hives of depraved piracy.


So maybe SOPA is a good thing after all.... put all of Congress and DHS in jail for downloading...

.... sorta like Capone going to jail for tax evasion... but heyyy... any way we can get these traitors who are destroying our Constitution in jail is a good thing, right?




posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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I'd love to see them try something. Good find! Even if it maybe was posted this is the first I've heard of it. TorrentFreak has pointed the sights at the Reps, it'd be foolish to try something now that this is out. Hopefully I haven't spoken too soon and this is truth.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Im preeety sure that "congress" will never see the inside of a jail cell

To say that the passage of this would be a good thing is the single most disturbing thing I have ever heard.

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posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by AllUrChips
To say that the passage of this would be a good thing is the single most disturbing thing I have ever heard.

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Do i need to take you out back and give you sarcasm lessons?

Please don't tell me you thought that was a serious remark.

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posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Well I was serious as a heart attack. What I meant by the statement is that if you actually think that any member of congress or person of high wealth would spend a minute in jail you are respectfully out of your mind.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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The internet will always find a way, no matter what they try.

Their will always be proxies.

And when they go after the open internet there is always .onion sites and Tor, how do you think those muslim spring countries still had internet when they tried to cut it.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by AllUrChips
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Well I was serious as a heart attack. What I meant by the statement is that if you actually think that any member of congress or person of high wealth would spend a minute in jail you are respectfully out of your mind.


Could they claim diplomatic immunity or something along those lines?



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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Theyre gonna have to arrest the whole flippin United States from children to the elderly with this silly bill!



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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That part might sadly be true...

I was being tongue in cheek about it being a good thing though, if you didn't catch that, sorry if I had a sarcams fail... I get sarcastic when I get this pissed off.

SOPA is one of the most horrible things I've seen come out of Congress in a long time..

... and that's saying a lot considering all the HORRIBLE crap coming out of Congress in a steady stream.

I think we should throw 99 percent of them in jail for TREASON for voting for such un-constitution crap that is killing our nation!



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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Its ok though

The Swiss government has totaly legalised copyright "infringement"

The Swiss can basicaly download, copy whatever they like whenever they as the Swiss government decided trying to police it is a waste of time and it essentialy stifles peoples freedom and creativity so whats the point.

Good on them.

Rent a VPN in Switzerland and you should be fine.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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You are so right Mr.or Ms. AllUrChips. They will never see a jail cell the way things are, so saying that they should is ridiculous. Pointing out their hypocrisy is a total waste of time. Pointing out their own actions are in violation of a law they enact is insane. Much better to use one's energy to post about how posting about such stuff is nonsense. That makes much more sense



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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Heh, Disturbing. You obviously haven't been on this site long if you think that Congress passing a law to incriminate themselves is disturbing. Why not waste your time dubbing the threads about child molestors or mass murderers, or bad story writers with the title of disturbing o great duke of hypocrisy.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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IF your elected officials REALLY represented the PEOPLE, there's no way silly laws like this would get passed, as they would be going against the MAJORITY.

Like someone else said, rent a foreign VPN and give Congress the FINGER!



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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What are you talking about? What I am saying is that THIS BILL(if passed)WILL NOT SEE ANYONE OF IMPORTANCE OR IN CONGRESS JAILED!!!! This bill will be for the little guys. The ordinary working man or woman or teenager, whatever. I am saying that to say this bill, which violates us as well, should be passed just so we can see congress fry is unimagineable!!! Do you follow me now?

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posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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The OP already told you he was being sarcastic. He doesn't want the bill passed.



posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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No I don't follow you. I can not read in caps. Some people when they see this kind of thing, they probably have not done anything to cause them to be subjagated to the effects of it. That is most likely why they want it passed, so the people that would be subjagated to it will be. I will now attempt to speak in your toungue. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING?



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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Awesome!
I was hoping the military could arrest Obama after they pass NDAA2012 and Congress too.
They didn't know they were passing these laws for our convenience, did they?



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 12:58 AM
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Yeah right, they'll just say "We're the government, we can do whatever we want", and they'll get away with it. Take, for example, the insider trading. I'm pretty sure your average joe would get thrown into jail for that, but members of the government? Nah, they're above the law.



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 01:07 AM
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Ron Paul hit the nail on the head with the serial hypocrisy remark, but what he truly meant to say was the entire system and the majority of its representatives are serial traitors



posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 07:08 AM
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So what if people with hardly a dime to their name get some relief on free movies? First jobs are shipped to where repressive regimes keep the population from getting the rights and compensation workers have in "socialist" countries, then the big whining commences, when people spend less, because they have less.

People who can afford it, bug games, buy BluRays and watch them on their high end equipment.



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