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PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet

Hits: 13906 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Technology | Added by: kitteh9lives
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meowmeowmeow
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 190 Posts
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 3:37:46 PM
Companies need to realize, ANTI-PIRACY SOFTWARE (DRM) INCREASES THE AMOUNT OF PIRACY, because people who pirate it doesn't have to deal with all the drm internet issues and having to stay connected, while hard paying costumers too. And DRM has never worked. All games have always been pirated on release, then crack in 1-2 days.

I-IS-BORED
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2432 Posts
Saturday, October 29, 2011 5:54:56 PM
If you want to stop people from pirating your poo how about you make it stop being so pooty? These days you would be dumb to NOT download something before deciding to buy it.

Snow_Orb
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5 Posts
Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:40:29 PM
Greedy f***s..

chimmeychang
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 679 Posts
Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:17:18 AM
This is why I stopped downloading pirated media 10 years ago...When it costs people money, their likelihood of retaliation grows exponentially for every dollar they lose. I think the media industry in general has way too much money flowing through it. We have at least one billion people going hungry today, how someone can justify being paid ridiculous amounts of money to be part of a profession that was equated with prostitutes in the roman empire..."At the same time, the prostitutes themselves were considered shameful: most were either slaves or former slaves, or if free by birth relegated to the infames, people utterly lacking in social standing and deprived of most protections accorded to citizens under Roman law, a status they shared with actors and gladiators, all of whom, however, exerted sexual allure.[4]"

BrimstoneOne
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2239 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 5:53:12 PM
Brought to you by your Corporate CONTROLLED government. The United States is already compromised, IT IS corrupt! It has been for YEARS, Why the hell did the United States go to Iraq; MONEY; not oil, not "democracy" (if one calls torture and death squads and Occupation of another country Democracy). Strait up GREED, the biggest highest in American history happen couple years ago. Wall St walk away with BILLIONS of taxpayer (American citizens) money.

This is just another action to subjugate and control the American people, and the American people are going to let them; screw you again.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 5:16:17 PM
Say, for example, there is some porno anime that is legal in Japan but illegal in the USA. A Japanese porn site carries adverts from another site that has some of that anime on it. Why not? It's legal in Japan, where the site is based. You visit the first site, the one that is entirely legal in the USA. You have never been to the other site. But now you have some illegal (in the USA) material from it on your PC.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 5:16:11 PM
Another possibility I should have put into my last post:

It's very rare nowadays to actually visit only one site at a time. For example, in this session I have visited only IAB and Youtube (to see comments on one video embedded here). Purely from visiting those two sites only, 18 sites have tried to run a total of 30 scripts on my PC. Note that's only counting sites that have tried to run scripts - it does not count sites linked more passively to the two sites I've visited. That is normal.

So it's entirely possible to get illegal material fed to you from a site you've never even been to. All it takes is for one of the dozens of sites feeding to the sites you actually visit to be compromised or for something to be legal in one jurisdiction but not another.

reidcook1000
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 384 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 5:05:39 PM
@ Batmanners: We're freer than most, so let's leave it at that? That's not the foundation America has been built upon. We intend to be free, not just more free than the rest of the oppressed world.

To anyone else who wants to voice their opinion to their senators and reps, seriously consider going to the website at the end of the video. It is fightforthefuture.org/pipa. The internet is OURS.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 5:02:12 PM
The only way cp or illegal material comes up is if you've been to the site it's hosted at, and why would you go there other than to do illegal things?


That isn't necessarily true. There have been proven cases of illegal material being pushed to a person's PC without their knowledge or any action on their part, due to security on their PC being compromised.

But it is a bad idea to give complete control over what sites can be seen to a body that answers to no-one that censors according to a list it has made up itself.

Are people really naive enough to believe that only child porn will ever be on that list? How could anyone remain that naive and still function in the real world?

Altaru
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3500 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 4:52:02 PM
You're lucky enough to have more freedom than most, be glad of that.

And this. The infamous "settle for what you got" argument.

Batmanners, you truly are a sad, pathetic little man, and I hope you NEVER get into politics, because people like you are the reason sh*t like this even makes it to the floor of Congress, let alone any of it getting passed.

You would perfectly okay with the idea of the controlling powers progressively curtailing our freedoms slowly but steadily, claiming that "at least we're more free than *insert dictatorship here*!"

Whether you realize it or not, that's exactly what you admitted.

Altaru
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3500 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 4:35:17 PM
So Batmanners, you don't want anything illegal popping up on your computer while you're doing something illegal?

Because the only time or reason anything illegal comes up on your computer, is you doing something illegal in the first place.

So since you only want CERTAIN KINDS of illegal content on your computer, you want the government to forcibly protect you from the rest?

If you keep your hard drive clean in the first place, you're not going to encounter anything you don't want to.

All you are is a lazy retard.

Spellwarrior
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 46 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 4:05:37 PM
I'm with furryblob on this. Batmanners, The only way cp or illegal material comes up is if you've been to the site it's hosted at, and why would you go there other than to do illegal things? It is no excuse to give these monsters control over something that should always remain free and uncensored.

furryblob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 577 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 3:06:57 PM
@Batmanners I've been online since 1999, and I've never once stumbled across anything that would put me in jail. So I don't know what searches or sites you are visiting. If you want content filtering install it on your own computer don't have government legislate for you.

Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 2:40:09 PM
I'm not talking about protecting children, I'm talking about not being imprisoned for nasty internet smut coming on my computer when I don't want it to.

As as for "big brother controlling what you may and may not search"... What I can't access can't hurt me. Accept it. You're not free. You're lucky enough to have more freedom than most, be glad of that.

crash665
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 121 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 2:12:08 PM
Sure, they'll block child porn and pirate sites, but what's next? What gets shut down next? What about a site that disagrees with something said in a movie? Someone who criticizes the latest release from a pop star? Someone who wants to stand up to an unjust law? Anyone who lets Washington or Hollywood make their decisions for them is an ignorant fool.

furryblob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 577 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 11:34:09 AM
@Batmanners

"I like that my web is filtered. I don't want child porn to pop up as I'm going through the internet."

This has nothing to do about 'protecting' children, it has everything to do with control.

furryblob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 577 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 11:32:31 AM
Knowledge is power, but so is money. As the late Mr Carlin said, "it's a big club and you ain't in it".

Student_Law
Male, 30-39, Europe
 966 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 11:12:02 AM
"The sex tourism countries can keep their disgusting porn, I have enough sick porn from Brazil to worry about."

@Batmanners: I suggest you clean out your hard drive.

Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 11:03:29 AM
My logic applies to real world. I don't want to stumble into illegal material when I am at a movie store. Just the same, I don't want to stumble into foreign unblocked smut that is illegal in our country.

The sex tourism countries can keep their disgusting porn, I have enough sick porn from Brazil to worry about.

Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 11:00:45 AM
I like that my web is filtered. I don't want child porn to pop up as I'm going through the internet.

It's filtered and that's okay.

Justin9235
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 10:59:36 AM
@tedgp trust me, that's not news. We all know how hypocritical our government is and most of us can see how corrupt it is. But its certainly not the fault of the American people. We have as much control over our government as you have control of North Korea. It's a common misconception that the people have any say in what the government does. Our country is run by a handful of the population and the rest of are kind of just out here to get drated. And we don't wonder why anyone questions our government. We wonder why people like you think we're all ignorant morons. Don't assume all Americans are those you see on reality tv. The majority of us are well cultured individuals who are just as unhappy with America as you are.

Student_Law
Male, 30-39, Europe
 966 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 10:38:54 AM
Legislators may have to pass it, since they pledge allegiance to corporations, with financial legitimacy through campaign contributions. Should make it easier to stop the people criticizing the corporate government, and probably stall a democratic process in the US for quite a while. Not very dramatic now, but so long as China keeps growing and US keeps falling into totalitarian rule, it may make it a lot harder for citizens in the US to mobilize.

Sad to see all of this though. Just a little more than a decade ago, i was able to hop on a plane and travel across the US on a visa i filled out on the plane. Used to be one of the most open and democratic countries in the world. The change is amazing. Sadly, these changes are always hard to notice from the inside looking out.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10212 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 9:27:07 AM
Intellectual property is a very thorny issue. There is a way to balance freedom of speech and intellectual property.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5684 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 8:38:43 AM
I guess I could start using Tor more often...

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 7:20:46 AM
Wow, hard on for Piratebay much!

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