posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 04:38 AM
I posted about this on Dec 25th already with the plea to oppose this bill.
It seems many are actually really not aware WHAT this bill would entitle.
This is a bill MADE by some greedy corporates AND LAWYERS - and will only benefit those greedy corporates and lawyers - and no one else.
It won't benefit the common internet user, in fact it will bring with it SIGNIFICANT intrusions into privacy like tapping into one's internet traffic
- and of course the MAIN reason for that bill being that "inconvenient" sites (WIkileaks!!) etc. could simply "turned" off...that is, access to such
sites can be blocked under the guise of "copyright violation".
This bill is also very vague in its wording - allowing "the government" and/or lawyers to interpret it whatever way they fit.
Worst case scenario: An internet provider would disable/terminate a site simply because some greedy lawyer sent a C&D notice because there is a single
picture on the site which MIGHT violate a copyright. Such can happen occasionally without the site owner knowing or even intending copyright
An internet provider or webhoster USUALLY does not engage in arguing, if they get a complaint they usually immediately suspend/terminate accounts
without further notice and asking.
All in all, this is a VERY, VERY bad bill and needs to be opposed!
Side-note: With people being out on the streets protesting the greedy corporates , it is beyond me how such a bill can even still be around.
Corporates should not be able to create bills out of thin air which then are applied to ALL of the people - this is as absurd as it gets!
Also..one needs to know that the major players in the net, google, facebook, yahoo etc. are OPPOSING that bill.
edit on 6-1-2012 by flexy123
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