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SOPA and our legislators...How much money has SOPA made them already?

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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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Well the answer is $85,464,661 from pro-SOPA interest groups, in addition to $16,822,736 from anti-SOPA groups. over $100 million has been donated to our legislators under the umbrella that SOPA covers.

You can see this info here:
SOPA

In addition if you want to check out how much money your specific legislator has received in donations you can track that information here:

SOPAtrack.com

Let's look at a few legislators in particular.

Name Party State proSOPA antiSOPA
John A. Boehner R OH-8 $1,190,525 $170,761
Nancy Pelosi D CA-8 $488,150 $125,900
Ron Paul R TX-14 $15,130 $7,850

The three biggest names on the list Boehner, Pelosi, and Paul all have received more donations from pro-SOPA interest groups, in fact I can't find a single legislator that has received more from an anti-SOPA group.

Interesting point here though, one legislator has the same amount from each side:
Robert Turner R NY-9 $0 $0

Now I'm not sure what to make of Mr. Turner's numbers, either he has refused to take donations from groups affiliated with either side, no group has donated to his office, or the numbers were not released by his office.

Anyway, in accordance with National SOPA day, I wanted to share this info with you all.




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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i posted that link in another thread a few days ago because i cant start a thread yet and dont really want to so im glad you have


this is a very important site to show to everyone because it offers a state by state breakdown of all the politicians in each state, their stance on sopa, and how much they have made from the media, pro sopa and anti sopa groups

i also cant yet flag this unfortunately but i really hope this makes it to front page on ats

its a great tool basically proving that these politicians are for sale and already bought off

the whole nation needs to see this in black and white

they also have contact numbers for each of them

heres the direct link to the state of ny on this site, thats my state and a great example of how corrupt they are www.sopatrack.com...
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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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Who wins IS THE MEDIA WHORE

It is exactly this kind of law Media Whore (TV, newspapers, magazines and radio) you want, as would the control of information back to their hands. PIPA SOUP and have been heavily promoted by the mega-media corporations. If they can get away with freedom of expression on the Internet, a sudden everyone would be forced once again to seek the Media Whore to seek news and entertainment.
Disney, Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros.., Which are major Hollywood studios, and companies like Apple, Microsoft and Intel, have expressed their support for new anti-piracy laws.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:08 AM
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PRIVATE CORPORATIONS HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE THE AIR SITES WITHOUT due process

It is only necessary that these corporations to report a site that is allegedly offering its users to download movies, TV shows and music protected by copyright.

It turns out that most of these sites is outside of U.S. jurisdiction. Therefore, the laws that are being developed make use of different tactics:

They give the government the power to make U.S. internet providers to block access to domain names allegedly infringing sites.
The laws also make it possible to prosecute the search engines, blogs and forums to make them remove links to sites that direct offenders.
The laws give to the corporations and the government the power to prevent these sites offenders have access to financial resources, so that advertisers and payment services based in the U.S. to cancel their accounts with them.
Ordinary users can be sentenced to five years in jail for posting any content that is protected by copyright laws.
And sites like YouTube and Facebook?

The new anti-piracy legislation will give the U.S. government and large corporations the power to take out sites like YouTube, receiving content posted by its users.

If this content violates the copyright of a third party (such as when posting an excerpt from a film, a song, or even a stranger SINGING A SONG!), The website, and not the individual user who posted the content is to be held accountable for violations of these rights.

As a result, these sites will be required to assess in advance any content posted or even closing accounts and channels users who just want to move and communicate information, limiting the scope of the largest vehicles of social interaction and dissemination of the media world, addition to undermining the creativity of its users. This about the right to freedom of expression for all people who use the Internet on the planet.

DESTRUCTION OF THE IMMUNITY OF THE "SAFE HARBOR"

In recent months we have seen how sites like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook can change the face of the globe, literally. The following excerpt belongs to an article in the New York Times:
"YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have had an important role in political movements, from Tahrir Square to the Park Zucotti. Currently, social networking services are protected by a provision of 'safe haven' of the Copyright Act Digital Millennium, which provides Web sites immunity from prosecution provided they act in good faith to remove illegal content as soon as holders of rights identify it. The law of the House of Representatives destroys this immunity, the burden on the pasting YouTube videos to check in advance at risk to suffer from this site lawsuit. She put Twitter in a position similar to its cousin Chinese, Weibo, on which it was reported that employs 1,000 people to monitor and censor the content of their users and to keep well liked by the authorities. "

BLACK LIST OF SITES

A recent editorial in The New York Times described how these new laws would work:

"The laws give power to the U.S. Attorney General to create a blacklist of sites that were blocked by Internet service providers, search engines, payment service sites and advertising networks, all without a court hearing or trial . The version of the bill the House of Representatives goes even further, allowing private companies to sue Internet providers, even if brief and inadvertently host content that violates copyright - an acute change in relation to current law, which protects providers service of civil liability if they remove the content in question immediately after being notified. The intention is not the same as the Great Firewall of China, a nationwide system of censorship, but the practical effect would be similar. "

Who wins IS THE MEDIA WHORE

It is exactly this kind of law Media Whore (TV, newspapers, magazines and radio) you want, as would the control of information back to their hands. PIPA SOUP and have been heavily promoted by the mega-media corporations. If they can get away with freedom of expression on the Internet, a sudden everyone would be forced once again to seek the Media Whore to seek news and entertainment.
Disney, Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros.., Which are major Hollywood studios, and companies like Apple, Microsoft and Intel, have expressed their support for new anti-piracy laws.

Hindering the emergence of innovative and stifles creativity

SOUP PIPA and are a hindrance to the emergence and growth of new firms because they will allow Mega-Corporations requesting the closure of any site they think they are not excluding the right of your pages links to sites that direct offenders, generating lawsuits that will lead small businesses out of business quickly.

On the other hand, no one will want to invest in the next YouTube or Facebook knowing that they can be taken down at any time by a fascist government.

MESS WITH THE INTERNET

Experts believe that these laws will interfere with the internal workings of the Internet to make modifications to the system of registering web domains. The result would be less safe and less stability in the digital environment as a whole, while it does not eradicate piracy because you can still access blocked sites by typing its IP address (number) in your Internet browser.

COMMUNITY REACTION OF THE INTERNET

Fortunately, the Internet community is fighting intensely anti-piracy laws.

At first the site was hosting GoDaddy.com giving public support for law SOUP, but a boycott organized by the news site Reddit gave him a blow. As a result, GoDaddy has lost more than 70 000 domains in one semana.Toda this pressure GoDaddy forced to withdraw its support for SOUP. However, they are not actively opposing the law at this time.
Google, Facebook and Amazon will discontinue its services in a coordinated protest, according to the website of Fox News.
Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, has threatened to shut down the English version of Wikipedia.
The Cheezburger, the site with funny kittens, will be down on January 18.
The news site Reddit has announced that it will be down for 12 hours on 18 January.
Google, Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Twitter, PayPal, Zynga, Mozilla, AOL, Yahoo! and other companies have argued against the law.
Thousands of Internet users are posting videos and articles and publishing for all social media what is happening.
GOOGLE CO-FOUNDER OF LOOKS THE LAWS

Another name for weight, co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, is concerned with the fact that the anti-piracy legislation would give the U.S. government the power to censor search results without even taking the case to trial.

"Imagine my surprise when the newest threat to freedom of expression comes from none other than the United States. Two laws are currently being discussed in Congress - and PIPA SOUP - give the U.S. government and copyright holders extraordinary powers, including the power to hijack the DNS and the sites to censor search results (and this even without prior for something like a proper trial in court) "

CENSORSHIP AND COMMUNIST CHINA IRAN STYLE

These laws are nothing but a front for the U.S. government and corporations can exercise the power of censorship over the Internet, which is the most revolutionary communication in human history.

It is a farce because corporations already have the power to take down specific content from other laws to sue software companies peer-to-peer until they disappear from the map and prosecute journalists only teach how to copy a DVD . In addition, the new laws will not end piracy because not prevent Internet users do downloads, because you can still access a blocked site by typing its IP address (number) instead of his name.

The New World Order recognizes that the Internet is responsible for the ultimate weapon against the Tyranny of Global Awakening, so the plan to develop an efficient way to limit the power that the Internet provides to spread the truth and expose the global elite and one of their most urgent priorities. It is an illusion to imagine that the government's "most democratic country in the world," puppet elite and corporate interests, will not use this new legislation to censor the Internet in order to defend authoritarian interests. It's more than obvious that these laws did not arise by chance and that will be used as a formidable instrument of censorship masquerading as anti-piracy.



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