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Post #518296 - Reply to (#518211) by sweet despair
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5:02 pm, Jan 20 2012
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Quote from sweet despair
and if the reason is piracy, i dont see why they need to aim for the internet. A huge Chinese mall an hour away from me have at least 20 stores that sell pirated DVDs of shows, movies etc. but there is no effort to shut them down. even though its a known issue.


its because its cheaper to attack the internet, just trace the source of the files, while selling in stores takes more effort(finding/tracing the sellers, if from overseas even more work) and more men to cover(since on the internet anyone can go from us to china in seconds but in person it takes time, power, and leg work, as well proff) in the end the internet is the cheaper one that effects the whole world.

at this point i wanna see those major h*ckers who h*cked nintendo, sony, microsoft hit these assholes, im surprised they haven't done anything considering there attack on sony was due to there harsher anti h*cking enforcement policies. hack there private info, bring up there under table transactions and such. (accussing google, wiki, ect of abusing there power, bs)

yokaichild95
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3:19 am, Jan 21 2012
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Then again, if people continue downloading, etc., then there's no way the government can arrest that many people and not have a negative economic or social impact

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Post #518397 - Reply to (#518396) by yokaichild95
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Quote from yokaichild95
Then again, if people continue downloading, etc., then there's no way the government can arrest that many people and not have a negative economic or social impact

ya, that argument does not work. the drug war caused tens of thousands of murders and hundred of thousands of arrests for non violet crimes. and saying you are a against it is political suicide its almost as bad as asking your wife for a divorce when she is recovering from cancer. biggrin

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3:34 am, Jan 21 2012
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Eblees has a point. If they are willing to throw you in jail for smoking something the rest of the world considers relatively(as in relation to tobacco/alcohol) harmless, then they will try to imprison for piracy as well...... mainly because our government is composed of people who don't give 2 #$%&s about the will of the people, and apparently also don't give a #$%$ that these huge numbers of people in prison for small crimes are causing a HUGE drop in financing.

So ya, regardless of any morality, math, or common sense, they will throw tons of people in jail. Land of the free is gonna go oxymoron quick laugh

@eblees its actually more like asking for a divorce after you give her herpes and hepatitis.... herpatitis xD

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Tenzen
Post #518482
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3:53 pm, Jan 21 2012
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So SOPA and PIPA are a no, no...
But the" alternative" has already been pronounced...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Protection_and_Enforcement _of_Digital_Trade_Act

I don´t really know how should I feel about this...
Any thoughts...?

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Post #518624
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8:50 am, Jan 22 2012
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This is is fine by me depending on what they consider to be "primary" iif this counts for all file sharing sites I'm against it, or stuff like youtube as well. As far as I can see all they are doing is cutting u.s. funding to people who will still make cash, just not at the same level as before. It reduces incentive, and increases risk of pirating(internation trade investigation thing)... overall it still sucks but unless I'm mistaken the sites would still receive payment, and ad funds, from other countries most likely...

Again tho, I'm only grudgingly acceppting it on the condition that nothing is worded too ambiguously and that major filesharing sites remain(megaupload banned people, and removed pirated material very frequently. So its bull#$%# they got busted.)

Ill have to look at the actual bill to say anything concrete, but till then I think this is much more reasonable... no dns blocking, no f'ing people over for linking to pirating sites... heck this will probably just increase the market for reliable proxy servers, and maybe foreign versions of paypal..... only message I see this bill sending is if you are going to pirate, do it a bit more cautiously.

My only real concern, other than file sharing sites, is it never mentioned how much authority that investigation team has.... only mentioned it could hire people(white hats rejoice xp)..... that and say goodbye to free manga sites.... I'm guessing a subscription based site will be out soon enough tho.... they couldd just send a portion of the profits to the mangaka/publishing companies, and the companies would also gain an insight as to which type of manga are currently thriving in the english market.... doesn't seem like a horrible deal so I can see a few popping up sometime soon.

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Identity Crisis
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6:50 pm, Jan 24 2012
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So, what are your thoughts on the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act?

An interesting view of it.

jasperv
Post #519171
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3:33 pm, Jan 25 2012
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yeah SOPA failed big time but it's only one battle and the war is not over yet
Quote from Lawrance Lessig
First, and again, this is a critical battle to wage and win. SOPA is just the latest, but in many ways, the most absurd campaign in the endless saga of America’s copyright wars. It will be yet another failed attempt in a failed war, and I obviously believe it should be opposed.
... Not because my heart isn’t in it, but because I don’t believe we will win that war (or better, win the peace and move on) — even if we can win battles like this one — until the more basic corruption that is our government gets addressed

source:L.L Blog

eblees
Post #519173 - Reply to (#519035) by Identity Crisis
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3:46 pm, Jan 25 2012
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Quote from Identity Crisis

Lamar Smith is really starting to piss me off

Galooza
Post #519178 - Reply to (#519035) by Identity Crisis
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4:24 pm, Jan 25 2012
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Quote from Identity Crisis


No. Just, no. If ip retention wasn't enough: "In addition to Internet usage, customers' addresses, bank account numbers and credit card numbers would be retained."

Just wait til hackers get their hands on that list of info.

jasperv
Post #525350
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1:07 pm, Feb 24 2012
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I don't like the hawty attitude of Eric Raymond
but i must admit that i liked his Don't screw with the Internet ... check it it's priceless

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