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Wake the hell up and pay attention. This is only the latest installment of our liberties being taken away. Things aren`t tasting a little Orwellian anymore, they reek of it because the Constitution is rotting. Taking our games, music, and software away is the least of our worries. Not convinced? Try looking up the GIVE Act. Infowars would be a good place to start. I`m starting to regret voting for this guy.
A Government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it away.
Nothing is sacred anymore o.O
What happened to privacy D:?????
2- My laptop is going Linux (said from a PC user scince windows 3.1)
3- Time to learn how to code and encrypte.
4- Place everything on a USB key. Specifically, this one:http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/thumb...
For us this is just the start. For you, you`re already being screwed over. So are most of Western nation nowadays.
Our prisons will be full of 21-29 yr olds who download music lol, no room for the murderers and rapists.
On a side note, I couldn`t understand a thing the news reader was saying. I don`t know what accent that is, but she needs a new voicebox.
Not only does that help make my argument more factually correct, but it also makes sure at least one other person doesn`t just accept facts from a single television outlet.
The ACTA Treaty has been in negotiations for the last two years. Notice that Obama has been president for two months (= 1/12 of two years).
According to a leaked article released last November, ISPs will be required to comply more with copyright related searches, and searches will be permissible on international flights.
Please note that the wording of the treaty isn`t even finalized yet, and that Obama has had nothing to do with it as of yet. Also, we sort of have this "constitution" thing. Maybe you`ve heard of it.
If anybody thinks the EU or Canada is better: The US, European Community, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the UAE, and Canada are all in negotiations for the ACTA act.
Finally, if you have your computer full of the most illegal crap you can imagine inside your house/appartment, whats to stop you from just wiping it clean? The police need a warrant to enter your premises. That should give you ample warning. If nothing else you could just pull out your hard drive and throw it out the window.
Next, this seems contrary to Obama`s plans... Many MANY people will hate him for it. Can someone explain why he did this?
This puts it best.
No, you`re making a mistake assuming it has something to do with who your President is. We just hate America, period. Bigotry doesn`t need a reason, but if you insist: McRonalds. And Rap. And the Revolutionary Way. ESPECIALLY the Revolutionary War. You didn`t play fair and line up in ranks and get shot and move forward into the gap in the rank and so on. So :-P OK maybe hate is too strong a word, after all US did give us McGyver and the A-Team... and Star Trek. Alright, maybe it IS just Bush we hated, come to think of it.
Or maybe it seemed like a good choice, and then they realised he was really fully black and now he`s STEALING their stuff.
yep Black President hahaha pwnt
This is yet another red herring.
Don`t break the law and they will have no motivation to search your computer. What`s more, is what do you care if they do search your computer? Do you have something to hide? If so, move it to a CD and don`t store it on a computer. Or buy an external HDD and hide it when they come.
Fancy, I admire your business savy. It`s like a mini Jesus vs Dinosaurs :D
Also, I agree with Technikal. I have enough guns and ammo to probably supply an entire platoon of soldiers, ain`t no way they`re getting to my PC!
Of course, one does wonder how well this will work when pitted up against the fourth amendment. We shall see...
Look at me... I can make poo up and put it on the internet as well.
Google News search results:
Show us anything... Even FOX News, Drudge... anything... Show me a legit account of this and I will mail you a C-note.
*Moves vore porn to external HD*
Also....<.<>.>*moves loli porn to external HD*
Do you realize that The Obamas are just a guy and his wife working out of their (white) house? Look at what they are trying to do!
For real though, if this were true, Ann Coulter and Bill O`Reilly and the rest of the Fox News team would be all over this.
Obama is too far to the right for Richard Stallman...everyone take a deep breath...and Slade8.. put your furry porn back on your hard drive.
So they can be snooping around for your jacked copy of Photoshop with one script, but the other script is also looking for threats and misdeeds.
This is a stretch too, but knowing how corrupt humans can be, someone could easily plant some evidence onto your drive. Political opposition, dissidents, anyone. Its a very slippery slope, and Obama is picking up from Bush and marching America closer to the edge.
First, yes moron civil rights protect everyone. You can`t pick and choose who the civil rights protect, remember we tried that once? Didn`t turn out so well.
"if you have nothing to hide, this shouldnt be a problem"
You are too stupid to argue with.
*moves furry porn to external HDD*
wasn`t it the liberals who kept bitching about Bush for wire tapping?
WHAT THE drat IS THIS!!?
However, perhaps of interest to IABers... #12 on the Hot 25 at Snopes: "Petition protests an upcoming film that will portray Jesus as gay."
There is going to be some kind of war if they`re let into people`s PCs and they start deleting things. How will they tell apart illegal copies from legal ones? I rip my CDs to my PC, would they delete all my music?
OK, now I have to go to snopes. Also the legislative branch passes bills, the executive... never mind... it`s IAB.. not worth getting into it.
Maybe they have been co-opted by Obama and it is a big conspiracy! o-O
*inserts dramatic chipmunk sound bite*
Then I googled "ACTA Treaty." Hmm... This "story" broke on or about March 13th. No notable meadia outfits are covering this. My question: Why the hell if this is real isn`t FOX News, The Washington Times and every conservative media outlet in the U.S. all over this like white on rice? Me thinks we`ve been punked.
God I love Thoreau.
"Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.â€¦ where the State places those who are not with her, but against her, â€“ the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor.â€¦ Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight. If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose. If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such
*Deletes post* lol
This is pretty much just like the patriot act, only less subtle, and with less purpose. I sure HOPE that this isn`t the first step in a severe CHANGE in how the US handles privacy. It`s the principle of the thing.
I`m not just blindly supporting Obama, but I`d really like to have [i]any[/i] information before judging.
Well, then I suppose you wouldn`t mind if we put camera`s in every room of your house, just in case. I mean, it`s not like you have anything to hide, right?
This situation is crap. But I guess it`s not totally shocking that governments want to control the internet. Too many people thinking for themselves (or not), lol. Scary prospect if you`re in a position of power.
Yea, but you`re innocent until PROVEN guilty, they shouldn`t search your computer if they just suspect you.
Yea, I did kinda ignore that whole aspect didn`t I? lol
Violation of your civil rights is never a good thing
"There will always be ways to bypass whatever the government comes up with and the pirates would always be several steps ahead. Obama is wasting his time."
It`s not a waste of time. Those who know what the hell they`re doing will ALWAYS be able to get what they want, but that`s okay! It`s only a very small amount of people who know what the hell they`re doing. All laws like this will do is help keep the idiot masses from pirating, and that`s a GOOD thing. Those who know what they are doing will always get what they want, it`s when the idiot masses get their hands held though the piracy process that we get trouble. I want money in the hands of my favorite game developers... I just want the regulars to be the ones to give them that money. :P
Wouldnt have expected this from Obama. Especially since he`s attempting to stop the exporting of people to Cuba.
I`m going to try and contact my Congressman in opposition to this. I encourage you to do the same.
And there are more computers out there than you can count, while the staff that might be hired to "search" is only limited. There`s no way they can keep track of even a minuscule percent of what`s going on.
Alternatively I can get an additional offline computer to store all my personal stuff. Let`s see them searching that.
Spreading stuff offline (by discs, etc). Even going as far as to establish a separate, private internet network.
There will always be ways to bypass whatever the government comes up with and the pirates would always be several steps ahead. Obama is wasting his time.
So my question to all those thinking Obama should be able to do this is, how did you feel when Bush was under fire for the wire-tapping incident?
This law would essentially strip people of their 4th amendment rights against search and seizure.
I have legally downloaded all of you work on iTunes. Can I get your autograph?
But yes, this sucks. Surely there are more pressing matters for Obama to deal with than copyright?
Am truely worried about what will happen when they get round to Fancylads drive.
My guess is European. The RT stands for Russia Today. Sure she`s in NY, but it makes sense to have a European on a European channel.
HOWEVER searching is crazy. Tighter laws might not be.
-Pete Townshend, "Won`t Get Fooled Again"